About

Music

I have a long history with music, starting with piano which I started playing at 8 years old. From there I started playing cello, violin and guitar. In 2008 I joined Dakesis as a bass player, having never really played the instrument before then, using my previous skills and music knowledge, I picked this up quickly and it has now become my main instrument.

Dakesis is my first love and a lot of time has gone into creating some beautiful compositions with the rest of my band mates, however I've depped for numerous bands in the past, including Fury and Aonia and in 2018 formed a (mostly) all female Manowar tribute band.

Events & Bookings

In 2017 I organised the first ever Power Metal Quest Fest - an all day festival dedicated to Power, Progressive and Heavy Metal in Birmingham. This was a huge sell out success and has been growing steadily since then with another sell out event in 2018. Over the years I've promoted and booked numerous tours and shows for Dakesis and other touring bands, including a UK tour with Thunderstone.

In 2018 I joined the Enso Music Management team as one of their booking agents and now book tours and shows for some of their bands.

As well as organising events, I've also been taken on interview roles at festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air and Amplified Festival.

Tutoring

I have a history of teaching over the past ten years, from lecturing at Birmingham City University for their Mental Health Nursing course, to teaching bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals as part of Birmingham Rockschool. I also completed a BA Honours in Performance Industries with a 1st in 2016.

I currently teach bass and vocal lessons at CapsaArx Studios.

CapsaArx Studios

In May 2017, Dakesis opened up their own Rehearsal and Recording studio located in Kings Norton, Birmingham. Gemma, Matt, Adam and I offer a multitude of services from vocal coaching, instrument tuition and production lessons to studio experiences, band rehearsal space and recording.

Gear

  • Ibanez SR306 Soundgear 6 String Bass
  • Ibanez SR305 Soundgear 5 String Bass
  • Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 Amplification
  • Darkglass Electronics Alpha Omega
  • Trace Elliot Speajer Cabinet
  • DigiTech Drop Tuner Pedal
  • Korg Rack Tuner
  • Sennheiser Microphone
  • D'Addario Strings
  • D'Addario Planet Waves Jack Leads