I am a songwriter, musician and creative activist. I believe that words, music and rhythm have the power to connect, express and uplift. I believe that art is necessary in these times. That songs have power. I write them because it feels natural and necessary. I write to record, remember, contain, release, grapple, make sense, make whole and give hope. I write songs that are unafraid to speak of the dark and songs that celebrate the light. I write songs that support us in rising together.
I intend to live my life as soul-fully as possible, where embracing the unknown is essential and choosing hope beyond fear is necessary. Most recently I’ve walked 900 miles around the coast of Wales. Before that I lived and worked on an organic farm, and before that I was an academic, a cleaner, an ice cream vendor and a youth worker.
I’ve sung in forests, fire circles and protest rallies; pubs, events and festivals; prisons, churches and schools; by the sea, on top of mountains and in front of thousands of people. I’ve been commissioned to write songs for the theatre, for personal celebrations, for women’s empowerment movements and social action projects. Through this I’ve had the privilege of performing in both the UK and the U.S.
I’ve been writing and recording since I was 8 years old, on a tiny Casio keyboard and into a crackly tape recorder. Back then I believed that you could simply make your cassette and stick it on the shelves of music stores and the world would hear it. Actually, thanks to the internet that is now kind of possible. I have always had a deep desire to make records of my music.
I independently released my demo in 2011, my debut album Spirals in 2013 and 2015 saw the release of two records; A Call to Stand E.P. and The Caravan Sessions live album. I launched a successful crowdfunding campaign in Nov 2016 to support the costs of my full band studio album Meet You There released Sept 2017.