My life has always orbited around music. It’s taught me resilience and strength and impacted my life in more ways than I can count.
I’ve tutored hundreds of young people, feeling immense pride as I saw my students grow through music; learning discipline, commitment and courage – just as I had done.
I’ve composed hundreds of scores. In fact, millions of people have been moved by my music worldwide – even if they don’t know it. I’ve won awards for the way it connected audiences with the action and the characters on screen.
In some ways my entire life has been preparing me to be the composer I am today. After all, sharing my love of music has always been at the heart of everything I’ve done. It’s given me a sense of identity, has been a constant source of comfort and a way to express myself.
In 2010, I lost my mum. Then just 2 short years later, my Dad passed away from cancer. I was crushed. Not long afterwards my wife and I welcomed two beautiful daughters into the world – and everything changed. It was then that I realised how important it was to leave them with a powerful legacy. Composing and teaching music solely for others began to feel… hollow. And soon this feeling began to overwhelm me.
Feeling powerless and lost, I spiralled into depression.
Deep down, I knew I needed to reclaim my relationship with music. So, after 5 gruelling years, I sat with my fingers poised over the keys and let the melodies flow out of me, raw and unfiltered. And that’s how my first album, ‘Found’ was born.
I felt an enormous sense of relief as the notes filled the pages. It gave me a sense of calm and profound purpose. Music has rescued me and pulled me out of the darkness – helping me share my journey and through that, a powerful connection with my listeners.
Since then, I’ve produced two more albums, ‘Profoundly Piano’ and ‘Naked Hope’, going from 8 to 28,000 regular listeners a month in just 6 months. And my music continues to receive regular airtime on UK classical station, Scala Radio.
So, if you’re looking for music that reaches deep into your soul, I invite you to close your eyes and immerse yourself in my music.
Have a listen and tell me what you feel.