I cannot remember a time in my life when music hasn't been one of my primary driving forces. I grew up in the London live music scene, playing my own music at my gigs and open mics from 11 years old. My musicianship and tastes grew up as I did, as I kept on writing, recording, releasing and performing my own music through school as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, entering my first management deal as an original artist whilst doing my GCSEs, which gave me some fantastic old-school studio experiences at Britannia Row. National music competitions lead me to play venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo (now the Eventim Apollo) and the 02 Indigo.
In 2014 I won 'Best Soloist' at Mayor of London GIGS: Big Busk - a national competition to find London's best Busker, and self-released an original EP that reached the top 20 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart (when people still downloaded music...).
That year I also began my four-year integrated masters degree in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University, where touring and releasing music in a bunch of bands and creating things I loved actually got me a qualification. I loved the course thanks to my fantastic fellow students and because of how varied and open-minded it was in its approach - encompassing lectures and practical work in production, performance, writing, semiotic theory and music industry analysis and understanding. It was also in my third year I started playing professionally in function bands with DK Management. In the final year of my MA , I launched h. eldritch - a multi-disciplinary outlet for many of my genre-bending, forward-thinking artistic and technical ambitions that don't fit into any box. Recording, releasing, and planning the campaign around the debut EP 'Trouble Enough Will Find Us', co-produced with Tim Morris (Enter Shikari), earned me one of the highest ever marks in the Major Project module, and a distinction grade overall.