I arrived in Brighton about 13 years ago. Despite being a Londoner I pined for the countryside and sea, so at 22 I moved to South West Wales and lived on the Gower Peninsula, a place that has my heart. It’s stunning and wild and vast. After five years in the beautiful Gower, I was pining for more cultural stimulation and I knew I couldn’t be away from the sea… so I headed for Brighton. I had diverted away from music and been attempting to write a book and studied Oriental Medicine systems for 4 years. I realised however during a batch of illness that I got my fuel from music, so returned with a clear head and exciting clarity. I think stepping away from music strangely helped me. My life and studies as a young person were music-centred; I played the cello. When I returned to music I wasn’t sure where I would land so I set out the parameters which I could identify, which was Music Is Art and I will treat it so. I would work with artists, organisations, companies that I respect and stick to an artistic honesty. I have turned my hand to various things including playing in a band, worked as an artist manager, ran club nights, set up a management and music promotions company, contracted on festival programming, had a lot of fun with a radio show… and now I am here. It’s all part of the same thing really.