I’ve been a professional jazz singer – and occasional pianist – for nearly 20 years, although I perform infrequently now due to concentrating on my writing work. Singing material mostly drawn from the Great American Songbook, I’ve played gigs, festivals, private and corporate functions throughout the UK – at venues including The 606 Club, Pizza Express Soho, The Ritz, Kensington Palace, BAFTA and Oxford University – working alongside some of the finest jazz instrumentalists in the country.
I have written an 80s jukebox musical/romantic comedy-drama (as both a feature and TV pilot script) and have penned the lyrics of dozens of parody songs for live comedy shows, including for London’s long-running topical comedy stage show Newsrevue.
My self-produced album Photograph was released in 2009 and reached number two in HMV Japan’s jazz chart, charting alongside the latest albums from Diana Krall and Melody Gardot. It’s a mellow mixture of jazz standards, bossa novas, reworked pop songs (by Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Coldplay) and one original number. The instrumentalists include the acclaimed Nigel Price on guitar and Barry Green on piano. You can listen to and/or buy Photograph on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes and Apple Music.