I have over 15 years of experience as a songwriter and recording artist. I have worked with writer-producers Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Sophie Daniels (Joelle Moses, Westlife), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz) and Igor Haefeli (Daughter) in both the UK and the US.
I have worked as a standalone songwriter on a range of artist projects in London and Nashville, for London-based Recognition Management and Nashville/Miami-based AbFab Artists. Artist projects include Puzzle, Lisa Canny, BROOKFIELD and Katie Coleman, Nick Wilson, Brooke Law and Hannah Rose Platt. Through these projects I have collaborated with writer-producers Jodi Marr (MIKA, Paloma Faith), Brad Mair (Romeo Blanco, Kipper Eldridge), Mikko Gordon (Nigel Godrich, Osca, Gaz Coombes) and Toby Scott (Xenomania, Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs).
In December 2016, I won the Future Music UK songwriting award (previous winners include Birdy and Lucy Spraggan) for 'Painted By You', which I co-wrote with Lisa Canny. In 2018, we were long-listed for the UMA Music Group Best Songwriter Award for our co-written song, 'Hungry'.
I have more than ten years of experience as a songwriting tutor and coach, with a primary focus on artist and writer development. I am a senior member of the songwriting faculty at The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London: as songwriting programme leader, I have led on the design and development of undergraduate songwriting education since 2015. More recently, I have been appointed to the post of Deputy Dean; as a member of the senior academic and executive leadership teams, I am responsible for the growth and improvement of ICMP's highly practical and entrepreneurial approach to undergraduate and postgraduate contemporary music education.
I have delivered masterclasses at Middlesex University, the BRIT School, HDPK in Berlin, the Vienna Music Institute, Malmö Academy of Music, ATLA Paris, Rock School Singapore and Belmont University in Nashville.
I offer creative and songwriting mentoring on a 1:1 basis. I am a mentor for the Ivors Academy and Help Musicians UK Co-Pilot scheme. I am also a partner with In The Blood, a start-up organisation offering coaching for creatives. Please visit my Mentoring page for more information.