I have had a deep love of sound as long as can remember – One of my earliest memories is a stereo sound effects records being played as a demonstration for the hi-fi my dad then bought. It was a motorbike revving and then cars on a track and trains I think. I was about 6 then and fascinated by it.
The next big sound event was hearing Ian Dury’s Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick when I was 11. Since then I’ve always wanted to make music. I still love it, 33 years later. The rush of hearing an amazing piece of music for the first time, and then needing to play it again, finding new levels to music you’ve known a long time.
The joy of listening is still strong but the joy of creating is even stronger. I’ve played in bands for 25 years and just love performing and writing, creating things from nothing. I’ve made my living with sound (and lately visual art) for a good while now and feel very lucky to get paid to do it.
My work falls into 3 main categories:
Musician: Mainly electronics based now but have played bass for years. A fixture on the experimental electronics and improv scene in the North of England and write for commission – more info here
Sound Design: Create sound design for film, theater and installation – more info here
Sound Recording: I have a mobile recording studio and have recorded and mixed a wide variety of audio. From live rock bands, street drumming, audio books and films – more info here
I’m also an experienced live sound technician with 20 years experience working with bands, acoustic acts, poets, theatre and many tap shows. I have worked at The Forum for Barrow Borough Council, Lanternhouse International, Heron Corn Mill, Tongue Tide & Apples & Snakes. I also lectured live sound to BTEC National Diploma level at Furness College in Barrow-in-Furness.