I started playing piano when I was 4, guitar at 8 and began school singing lessons at 17. I really loved the piano and the more I improved, the more I loved it. At around 13, I found myself songwriting without even realising it. I properly wrote my first song when I was taking a break from revising for my GCSEs, at 16. I grabbed my kiddy-sized guitar, played a loop of the easiest 4 chords and it flowed out of me. It then became my go-to revision break. Then my break from pretty much everything.
When I turned 17, it became my everything.
I studied Music Tech at my 6th Form - the only music course that wasn't classical. I auditioned for a few different Music Unis and actually got accepted into all of them. I was really surprised honestly - I'd really got in my head and doubted myself, I started convincing myself I wasn't good enough.
I moved into my halls at Leeds College of Music in September 2018. I made some great memories, life-time friends and loved being around like-minded people. However, I found myself sitting in the library staring at my computer screen spending hours writing essays on why Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' was successful. It drove me mad - I don't want to analyse someone else's success; I want success. After a lot of convincing my parents, they finally let me leave. I didn't leave them much choice when I had refused to go to all of my lectures for the past month! So after 4 months of uni, I left.
I got my parents on board and they very fortunately agreed to let me move back home to East Yorkshire and spend the next 18 months writing, practicing, researching, producing, networking, performing (when it wasn't lockdown) learning, growing. They gradually began to believe in me more and more as I proved to them how serious I was about this, as they witnessed me work as hard as possible everyday to create this career.
It's December 2022 - I moved to London in August 2021. I've been gigging all over London, building my network and getting countless of performances under my belt.
I'm now working on the final stages of my debut album. Very excited.
My goal is to headline a stadium world tour. It sounds unrealistic, but I believe I can do it. I want it enough, I'm willing to work as hard as possible.. so why not? Wanna watch the journey?
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