Tell us everything will need to know about you. 
I have been singing and writing my own songs for over 6 years. In 2015, my first album ‘Falling Through Flaws’ was headlined at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar in London for its iTunes release.

I now have original content on iTunes and Spotify, 15 tracks of which have aired on BBC Introducing.

Other places to have performed at include The Ivy, Blueberry Bar, Proud Camden, BoxPark and National Rail.

I currently record at Sticky Studios.

I have always held music very close to my heart. To me; being able to trigger an emotion within someone, whether it’s happy or sad is one of the most rewarding feelings.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason. 
Hip Hop and Pop. I feel like the two relate more than people think. I was never a fan of how the genre has developed until I looked into the deeper musical side of things. I think when an artist is trying to write a pop song; hip hop can have a major influence. They are both lyrical and melodic and I think if you can take aspects from both, you positively end up with something you wouldn’t expect. However I don’t tend to only listen to one genre, as an artist I think it’s important to listen to all types of music and I give everything a chance. Sometimes my ears get tired of 808’s and I’ll listen to folk playlists and fall asleep or vibe to The 1975 etc.

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Tell us your experience as a musician. 
I haven’t had a bad experience at all comparing it to some of the greats out there who were shunned. It was only when I hit the age of 15 that I started actually getting into music as I remember before that I wasn’t very interested because I wanted to be an actor. When I first started singing I did receive some stick from people at school because this was as Ed Sheeran was first brought up to the scene. However it didn’t bother me if I was made fun of, I actually found it quite funny half the time to be honest. As I progressed in my career I found little tickets of success here and there and people started to turn heads. I started improving as I was knocked down pretty hard by talent shows more than once and it gave me even more motivation to prove them wrong. I’ve never been the type of guy to turn around and say ‘Why should I even bother’ and that’s not me trying to sound cliché; I just don’t want to do anything else. These tickets of success and being knocked back actually kept the fuel burning to busk on the streets when it was raining and attend empty gigs. I now have a following that love my music and have met contacts along the way who believe in my success so I think it can only go up from here.

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Tell us the theme of your song. 
The theme is a love song about not loving someone who loves you…

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Name the people behind your success and thank them on this platform.
Adam Coltman produced this track with me and I’d like to thank him for his support and efforts in my career.
Ed Stokes was my first producer ever and introduced me to Steven Wilkinson from Metropolis who mastered this track.
My mum is also a key role in my career telling me which songs suck and which songs don’t suck so much.
To all the exes who broke my heart and the people who turned my music down for fueling more songs. All my friends for keeping my head straight.

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Tell us about your future goals. 
I want to build a bigger following and fan base. I have a second album already written out and I plan to record and release that once things kick off. I hope to collaborate with other artists in the future and perform to bigger audiences who know and love my music.

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics. 
Personally I tend to stay out of this, however I was raised in a catholic school so I do have a soft spot for Christianity however I personally feel there are too many flaws that don’t agree with me and unanswered questions for me to be able to label myself as a true follower of a specific religion. I prefer to think of myself as an agnostic; someone who believes there could be something… but I’m not sure what. Politics on the other hand I’m not very knowledgeable at all but I find it interesting to hear people’s opinions.

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans. 
I’ve recently had a few supporters inspired by my music which I now realise is actually very important to your success. It’s these supporters that will share covers etc. and share your music to their friends and family. I think it’s both the story and the music behind it that can inspire a supporter. I think my music draws you into another world which I create as magically as I can and I think that fantasy in itself can inspire others.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry. 
I can see how artists are doing a lot more to stand out and it’s like marmite with a lot of people, you either love it or you hate it.
I however used to hate how mumble rap was becoming a big part of the hip hop industry but to be honest I really enjoy it now. I still enjoy artists such as Lil Uzi Vert and Future and I also like artists like Justin Bieber.
I feel like the pop industry is becoming a little too commercial for my personal taste, it’s nice to hear something fresh to the table here and there. At the end of the day hits are hits and I can see why people would like them but some songs don’t resonate with me if I don’t feel they’re genuine or singing from their heart. You’ll also probably hear a Spanish beat on every track now.

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.
I cherish artists such as Eminem, Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, The 1975, Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Drake, The Killers, Lil Wayne, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd. All for personal reasons, I have one or more tracks with each of these artists which either helped me through a tough time, related personally to a situation I was going through or inspired me to be a specific person that a part of me desired.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores. 

SPOTIFY 

APPLE MUSIC

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

SOUNDCLOUD

YOUTUBE

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics. 
I feel like the best way is to write notes of words you like or words that paint a picture; I used to do this a lot and find myself with creative songs. However recently there have been also things that I wanted to get off my chest so I would write a word or phrase and sing that out on the guitar till it feels good.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist. 

I enjoy being a solo artist at the moment because I would want to build myself up first before I start collaborating at all; I think collaborations are just a bonus and they look real fun. It can bring a fresh sound to the table.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them. 
I think a good artist should have a bit of both.

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Tell us what you know about copyright. 
I know that once your songs are on Spotify and iTunes they’re technically already copyrighted.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation. 
I keep humming or singing different ones; it’s repetitive trial and error. If my brain sparks from a certain melody then I know it’s a good one. If I feel like the melody is ‘OK’ or takes a predicted turn, I don’t tend to go for them too much. Instrumentation follows with chords I like.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song. 

I got into the studio and we laid down a rough guitar and vocal and built around that, then rerecorded the guitar and vocal.

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Discuss your music performance. 

It’s fun, I tend to use a loop pedal often at gigs at the moment. At gigs I like to get people singing along or dancing, audience interaction is fun.

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Tell us how you will rate yourself as an artist. 

9/10. No one’s perfect. 😉

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