I love to make music, its my passion.
I compose mainly instrumental music. Â I use a contemporary sound palette of electric, acoustic, bass guitars, percussion, piano, synthesizers and samples. Over the years I have built up a small quality recording studio. Â
The music I create is inspired by feelings and moods. Â I have a distinct sound and style which I would describe as 'uplifting themes brushed on a dark landscape'.
I have composed and recorded the music for a full length film and produced music for presentations.Â I collaborate with local artists to improve my musical ideas and production skills. Â
You can read more about me at www.confusingbeauty.co.uk
Why do I make music? It makes me feel better, its my release, my drug, my time. Â I want to keep improving, write better music. SometimesÂ I hate it, more times I love it! Â
It first started when I'd visit my Grandad when I was a young boy. Â He had this super electric organ that played played music at the touch of a button. Â It had amazing sounds, really complicated but all afternoon I would sit there playing on it Â with these massive headphones on.Â Â We had a piano at home and I had piano lessons but I loved to make up my own tunes rather than practice the piece I had to play. Â Â Later we got a computer (C64) which I got some basic music making software that allowed me to sequence musicÂ and be creative.
Fast forward few years. I am now 17. Â We moved house and our next door nieghbour played the bass. Â He showed me his guitar and gave me a few lessons. Â I thought this is easy, I am going to be a bassist. Â NO INSTRUMENT IS EASY! (except the wazoo). Â At this point I was getting involved with bands did loads of gigs and stuff. Â I was always drawn to the recording side of things. Â I had a 4 track cassete recorder. Â I did the band demos and experimented. Â I loved how I could record fast, slow it down and record over that at normal speed, reverse sounds, things like that. Â Along came The Playstation and Music 2000, Â my mates and I were well into that! It was a sequencing program. We even did a few gigs with the playstation, singing and playing guitar over our sequenced parts.
I quickly moved on from that with a proper hardware sequencer synced to a minidisc4 track. that was cool stuff. Â I had some outboard gearÂ as well. Â At this point I was getting into the production side of things. Â Recorded and working with local musicians. Writing and recording music for presentations, I even did a full length film. Â Anything I could do to improve my skills, while still continuing to writing my own music. Â I only recently sold that to buy a mac with logic, which is amazing! Its the future! No, actually the future is a musician sitting on a stage with a headband on that plays the music they are thinking through the PA.Â
That brings us up till now . . .
Along the way I have met and worked with some amazing people through music; Â that and my desire to keep making better music keeps me pushing my boundaries, probably till the day I die.Â