Hello! Thank you for visiting my website.
I’m a singer-songwriter based in Weymouth, Dorset, and specialising in folk, alt-country and indie music. I sing and play baritone ukulele, tenor guitar or banjo; often accompanied by Tobias Raven on guitar; and sometimes other musicians playing mandolin, bass, fiddle or drums, depending on the occasion.
I’m often described as having a particularly ‘pure’ voice, which creates a curious contrast with the darker subject matter of the songs I’m drawn to! In a typical set you can expect new arrangements of old folk songs about feisty women, dastardly murders, shipwrecks, love and lust, the sea and nature; and covers of songs by brilliant singers like Nick Cave, Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Elliott Smith, Billy Bragg and Leon Rosselson; plus a couple of originals.
I’m very happy to tailor sets to the occasion, the audience or a particular theme, and have recently performed special sets on ‘Songs of the sea’ (for Waterfest) and ‘Love, lust, heartbreak… and murder!’ – ideal for Valentine’s Day ;-)… I’m currently working on a new set all about the high body count in traditional folk songs…