Who are you listening to at the moment?
To be honest there’s a huge amount I’m listening to but if I had to pick right here and right now I’d say my favourite artist to listen to, and has been for a very long time, is Ben Howard. His intricate songs and technicality inspires me a huge amount, along with his ability to connect with his audiences. On top of that I love Mumford and Sons, Bears Den, and Bastille.
What do you love about London?
London is one of a kind. There’s always so much going on and it’s such a diverse place to be with people from hundreds and thousands of different backgrounds. It’s like a hub for the entire world! As a singer-songwriter, being in London means that I can be in not only the capital of the country but the music capital too.
I chose the BA in Songwriting purely for the fact that not only can I spend my time writing material for my music portfolio but I am also around like-minded songwriters with whom I can collaborate, share music, and learn. Spending a year and a half selling cars meant I was earning but it wasn’t what made me want to wake up every day. It wasn’t what made me tick. The love I have for writing my own contemporary folk music took over and I instantly decided that not only that the course was the course for me but that BIMM London was the place I wanted to be.
I’ve worked as a band and a solo artist for the last 7 years and the best thing about these years of music is playing live. However what really excites me is whilst I’ve played covers live, I feel more connected to my own material. The most exciting thing for me is bringing both my own stories and my real-life experiences across to an audience through the means of music. Earlier this year I released an EP ‘Open Hearts & Fickle Minds’ which is available on all major platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.