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 have fond memories of Dungeness, spending time there as a youngster beach fishing with my dad. It’s a quirky place – a bit like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it.
I recently went back there for old times’ sake, traveling on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway. Here’s a video I shot along the way.
Kit: Canon EOS 50D, edited in Premiere Pro and graded with FilmConvert.
“Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It’s something I don’t feel like I really control.” ~ Tracy Chapman
I love this quote from Tracy Chapman and just wish I had more time to concentrate on my top passion in life – music production and songwriting.