When I was 17, I sung lead for BBC Organist Michael Wooldridge and his band. Since then I have worked occassionally with my own session band and also sung with David Silk and his Jazznights band.
I would love to continue performing with live bands, especially jazz and funk bands as these are the most fun, but most of all I want to be an established pop-soul, recording artist. I love creating music as well as performing it. I listen to a lot of Etta James, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Earth Wind and Fire, Motown and Jamiroquai. Luther Vandross , George Michael and Mariah Carey inspire me vocally. I would like to cross-over into Gospel music too; people like Kirk Franklin, R Kelly and Mary J Blige really get under my skin in a good way. At the moment I'm watching Paloma Faith, Bruno Mars and Sam Smith. They have so much soul.