As well as my Songwriting Degree, I am a professional musician. I gig, record, produce, write songs and rehearse with several bands, ensembles and acts – Usually as a keys player or a vocalist. My music has been featured in the short film ‘G O’clock’ due for release in 2016.
• Assistant to Misty Dee Griffiths – Stylist (Oct ’15) I assisted Misty Dee Griffiths for a 90’s menswear shoot collaborating with the photographer Jamie Kendrick for Pause Magazine. For this shoot I was mostly based in the studio liaising with Modelling Agencies and PR Companies as well as prepping the clothing for the shoot and for returns. • Assistant to Bradley Palmer/Anders Sølvsten Thomsen – Stylist (Aug ’15) I have done freelance work with Bradley Palmer (assistant to Anders Sølvsten Thomsen) for two shoots for GQ Style China. During this time I was organising the couriers for pick-ups and drop-offs from PR Companies and then organising the clothes on the days of shooting. • Assistant to Christopher Preston (Sep ’13 – Oct ‘15) I have worked as an assistant stylist for Christopher Preston (Menswear Stylist & Fashion Editor for Hero Magazine) on many shoots, music videos and celebrity appearances. I helped Christopher with fashion ideas and the styling of the models as well as the steaming and preparation of the clothes for each shoot. As well as the practical assistance I also help with his emails and admin work, which included liaising with PR Companies to have the clothes delivered and returned.
Due to my interest in fitness and going to the gym I started to freelance write for OMQ. I have reviewed and experienced several new ways of working out as well as new products from start-up companies. This has improved my writing style and my ability to look for new things on the market.
Since April I have been writing reviews for IAmMusic.TV. My reviews have consisted of singles, albums, live gigs and festivals. Here I have improved my writing skills as well as working to ensure an online presence is achieved when on site at festivals. This has also improved my knowledge on the ever-changing music industry and enabled me to have a good ear for what will do well in months to come.
I worked at Club Monaco (under the Ralph Lauren Company) in Notting Hill as their only stockroom associate. Here I have gained experience in Stock Flow, Cash Loss, Admin, Computing and also Visual Merchandising because I was an assistant to the Visual Merchandisers within the store. I have also gained experience in presentation of stock and sending out stock to other stores with BCCP.
Working in Topshop Oxford Circus as a Part Time Sales Advisor greatly improved my customer service in a professional environment and enhanced my performance under pressure. I also gained experience and skills in areas such as Personal Shopping, Styling, Admin, Social Media, Visual Merchandising and Cash Loss.
Songwriting, Production, Industry, Performance, Business and Recording