Picture of a blurred underground train

Writing, performing and recording music has always been a big part of who I am. Back in 2004 I was fortunate enough to be runner-up in a BBC songwriting competition, resulting in interest from a record label and opportunity to perform a showcase.

This in turn led to a predicament: to work the London circuit as a young hopeful artist or start a family and get a ‘safer job’. I chose the latter (no regrets!) but have always hoped, one day, that I can return and find success as a song-writer.

I’m sure many of you can associate with this – the ongoing dream of doing or becoming that thing so important to who you really are: living-out the ‘real you’.

Well, 2017 is the year I’m determined to write and record some new songs. As many of you will know, a busy work and/or family life makes this kind of creative pursuit feel impossible, but I need to make it happen for the sake of the ‘real me’. You only get one life, and all that…

In the meantime, I’ve taken the scary step of uploading a number of my past recordings to Soundcloud, to help spur me on. If music’s your thing, here’s ‘Charlotte’s Song’…

There are more here.

Brave enough to join me? I’d love to hear about your personal stories of wanting/needing to fulfil a lifelong dream, perhaps one that’s become lost in the demands of everyday grown-up life…