I was born in the early 90s, and grew up in Norfolk where I began learning Suzuki-method violin aged four. As the son of folkies I constantly ended up at pubs, gigs and festivals playing my fiddle. Meeting Moss and later Rutter in my early teens, we toured extensively as a trio from that point. I ended up at Goldsmiths doing a popular music degree - working on more experimental musical forms - and then decided that South East London should be my permanent base.
I have since toured professionally playing violin and viola (and occasionally drums and electronics) with numerous acts from the British folk scene including Moore Moss Rutter, Nick Hart, John Dipper, False Lights, Jim Moray, Maz O’Connor, Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith. Several of these collaborations have been nominees or winners at the BBC 2 Folk Awards. All this while, a constant fixture has been my ongoing duo with Archie Moss, writing new electro-acoustic compositions with a nod to the traditional musics of our ancestors.
As well as live duties, I’ve found myself somewhat in demand as a session player in the studio and have appeared on recordings across genres. Recent session credits have been with artists such as; The Black Hours, Mammal Hands, Colouring, Nick Hart, Jim Moray, Kitty MacFarlane, Blair Dunlop, Jimmy & Sid. Aside from albums, you can hear my playing in films such as Frost Fair (2019), Notes on Blindness (2016), What We Did on Our Holidays (2014), and many more. Another long term collaboration has been with sound artist and composer Lily Hunter-Green, on her multi-disciplinary works ‘Bee Composed’ and ‘Silencing the Virus’.
Most recently I’ve found much of my creative drive to be in recording and production, and finding real joy now working in that capacity for other artists. Namely, Nick Hart’s two albums, mine and Archie’s album(s), various singles and odd collaborations, and with albums on the horizon with the Big Massive Orchestra, the Norfolk Broads, and more.
I have taught extensively at The London Fiddle School, EFDSS, and occasionally at the London Youth Folk Ensemble and Leeds College of Music.