Bio

I’m a writer, copywriter and musician currently based in Manchester.

As a journalist, I mostly write about music and culture, regularly contributing to The New York Times, The Guardian, The Face, Private Eye, Jazzwise, Bandcamp Daily and VAN Magazine.

Having previously worked as Social Media Manager and Copywriter for Whirlwind Recordings, I am now a freelance arts and culture copywriter. Clients include KD Schmid, Efpi Records, Manchester Wire, Olympias Music Foundation, Lydia Liebman Productions and Brownswood Recordings. I’ve written album blurbs for releases by Walter Smith III, Samara Joy, Cecil Taylor, Chet Doxas, Marta Sanchez, Ivo Neame, Dr Dave Young and Secret Night Gang.

As a composer, I’ve collaborated with members of London Sinfonietta and Red Note Ensemble, and my work has been performed by Devon Philharmonic Orchestra, Ludlow English Song Festival, Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera, No Dice Collective and The Vonnegut Collective. I’m currently a member of Kantos Chamber Choir, and I graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class (Hons) Degree in Music in July 2019, receiving the Hargreaves Prize for Aesthetics