Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! New Videos

Really excited to hear that I’m a Semi-Finalist in the renowned International Songwriting Competition with ‘Courage’ a song I wrote and performed beautifully by Breeze Redwine. It’s judged by artists such as Bastille, Lorde, Donovan, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Tom Waits, Keane, Ryan Bingham and Rickie Lee Jones while previous winners include Passenger, Bastille, Kimbra and Vance Joy. Wow!

New videos, playing Sam Outlaw’s ‘Country Love Song’

‘Doomsday’ by Ryan Adams. Also my recent live review of his intimate Rough Trade gig has been added to Songwriting Magazine.

Also playing one of my favourite songs, Neil Young’s lovely ‘Tell Me Why’ from the wonderful ‘After the Goldrush’




Festival Videos & Review, New Covers, Seeing Kate Bush!

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Thanks so much to Festivals for All for this lovely mention of my performance at Brownstock Festival thanks also to Tracy Morter Photography for this cool shot

Here’s also some videos from my sets at Weyfest and Brownstock

‘Another Place and Time’ Live at Weyfest  Why

Plus ‘Carolina Rain’ thanks to Mick for filming this and a Tom Petty cover ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Had an amazing week last week getting to see two of my all-time favourite songwriters. Saw Ryan Adams at the iTunes Festival and even managed to get a set list from the amazing gig!  Been enjoying his latest record and just tried an acoustic cover of Gimme Something Good

Also, it was a dream come true getting to see Kate Bush live. Incredible to see ‘The Ninth Wave’ in its entirely and to hear Kate sounding so beautiful!

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Plus, here’s a free download for you! live acoustic cover of ‘Start Again’ by another favourite Teenage Fanclub. 


New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.


My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.



Free Downloads, Recording, NY Magazine Interview and Festival Show!

Happy June!

May was a very busy and productive month here in NYC, been recording brand new songs in Brooklyn (more news on that to come!) and was also interviewed for cool new NY magazine Talk Mag NYC which  features  New York’s finest in Fashion, Art & Entertainment.

Plus this weekend I am performing at the second annual Brit Fest NYC which runs from June 4th to June 11th. I will be on at 8pm Saturday June 4th at The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, 10002

Free Music Fridays at the Facebook Page!

If you ‘like’ the facebook page, you can get free downloads of some of my previously unreleased music. Last week’s song was a previously unheard acoustic cover of the amazing Cure song ‘Love Song’ and there’s still time to get it!

Talking of covers of some of my favourite songs, here’s me and my talented friend Elsa Siugo sound checking in Paris with the beautiful Ryan Adams song ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina’. Enjoy!