My greatest technical achievement was passing Grade 8 at age 15 (19 years ago now!) with distinction and one of the highest marks (142/150).
More recently, I was amazed to be accepted to study Music Technology on an unconditional offer without the right qualifications and only my solo album to convince them. I have now graduated with an upper second in music technology and popular music.
I have just finished my masters degree in Music Production scoring a merit which I am totally made up with!
I think that any form of creative expression should be respected, encouraged, and used to it's maximum potential in whatever way it comes.
I prefer to take the view that it's about what YOU want to do with your talent, not what other people want, otherwise you will have a miserable frustrating life and that can't be good for anyone...
Instruments I play
Keyboards/Synth/Piano, Violin, Guitar - a few chords lol, Vocals
Software I Use
Pro Tools 10 , Apple Logic Pro X, Reason 10, Ableton Live 8
Hardware I Use
M-Audio Axiom, Focusrite Scarlett Interface, iMac 27 inch 1TB Solid State Drive, KRK Rokit RP5s, M-Audio BX10s Subwoofer, Native Instruments Absynth & Massive, Rob Papen All Plugins, Vanguard Virus, TAL Bassline, Addictive Keys, Orchestral Companion Strings, Sylenth, and more! Sennheiser HD-25 Mk II Cans.
Listening To Right Now
Old 90s Dance Vinyls
Seven Lions - Rush Over Me Feat. Haliene
10 Favourite Albums
ANYTHING with Seven Lions or Illenium in!!
Deep Forest-Sound From Africa
Alanis Morissette-Flavors Of Entanglement
Enigma-Love, Sensuality & Devotion
Skillet - Comatose
Chilled Ibiza Classics
Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces
My Influences / Fav Artists
Robert Miles, Chicane, Enigma, Deep Forest, DJ Orkidea, Paul Oakenfold, Thrillseekers, Ferry Corsten, Sash!, Robert Miles, Classical such as Chopin, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
My Music Sounds Like
Beautiful dreamy trance or new age music with hints of Robert Miles, enigma, ethnic and a lot of different stuff I have picked up along the way.
In My Other Life I ...
Graduate in music technology and popular music, and masters degree in music production