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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator,

Conductor, Music Engraving

About Me...

Early Years…

Music has been a major part of my life for as far back as I can remember. At just two years old, my grandfather bought me my first drum kit, since then, I've never really looked back.


Professional Percussionist…

The UK has a strong tradition of Brass Bands and it was through the band of the Chapeltown Royal British Legion that my life as a percussionist began.


From there, my playing career progressed leading to a life as a professional percussionist, performing with some of the UK’s top brass bands and  various orchestras throughout the UK. During this time I did several recordings for radio & T.V. And enjoyed performing at some of the top venues in the UK.

Arranging Begins…

After years of listening to and performing some phenomenal music,  I decided to turn my hand to arranging for the Brass Band I was playing with at the time. I’ll always be in debt to the players of the Stocksbridge Brass Band, Sheffield for allowing me to dominate some of their rehearsals with my latest manuscripts. Thankfully, it wasn't all in vain. I’d found my love of writing music, be it either transcribing music, arranging music or composing my own original works. Whilst working as a full time percussionist, I was approached by the London College of Music to compose the new backing tracks for their latest Drum Kit syllabus. These compositions are still in use today.


Away From Brass…

After three years of mentoring with one of Hanz Zimmer’s former orchestrators, my eyes were opened to a new world and now, with my own full custom built studio, I’m able to produce music ranging from small pop groups to full scale film scores.  


Highlights…

Film music has long been my greatest love and whilst there are too many to mention, John Williams, Hanz Zimmer & Alan Silvestri are in my top six of inspirations. The highlights of my relatively short career so far include having my arrangement of the  X-Factor theme being broadcast on ITV’s flagship show  and having renowned musical composer Stephen Schwartz personally approve my arrangement of themes from his musical ‘Wicked’. Hopefully, they’ll be many more highlights to come.

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