I'm a musician, songwriter and producer from Sheffield, UK.
While I’d had violin lessons at primary school, my first experiments with creating music came before my teens using a program called Octamed on the Amiga computer, playing with sequencers and samples to make silly instrumentals and remixes. I taught myself the guitar several years later, and was soon recording my own music using multiple handheld tape recorders to build up layers of sound (before I could afford my first four-track recorder). I’ve since re-introduced computers and synthesisers to the process, as well as learning many other instruments as I've developed as a producer. The guitar remains my primary instrument as a performer and songwriter though, and I’ve enjoyed playing in many bands with friends since the late 90’s. Today I play and sing backing vocals with The December Flowers, a folk rock band based in Sheffield (where I now call home), while 10 years ago I played guitar with The Jesus Loves Heroin Band.
I first collaborated with my brother Duncan in 2009 for ‘Let’s Enhance’, a supercut he made featuring the ‘enhance’ trope overused in tv and film, for which I made some cliched suspense music. It quickly went viral, and has been viewed millions of times to date. Other collaborations include ’Three Point Landing’, ‘Tumbleweeds’ (both 2012) and ‘Percussive Maintenance’ (2013), all of which have been shared and enjoyed by millions more, and introduced people from all over the world to my music.