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 recently wrote a romantic comedy jukebox musical feature script called 80s Night, featuring (you guessed it) pop hits from the 80s. I also write parody songs, 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.