Working freelance as a photographer, I have created imagery for advertising campaigns for clients such as KissFM, HeartFM, American Express, Virgin, RAC, Mercedes and ITV as well as covering celebrity events and weddings. Until very recently, I lived aboard an historic Dutch barge which I sailed across from Belgium in 2010. Unfortunately I had to be rescued by the Dover RNLI and the subsequent footage has had more than 250,000 hits, raising money for the charity.
My career has taken me through catering, agriculture, IT sales, consumer electronics and finally to multimedia production. After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire, I worked in the creative industry, making video for clients such as Oracle and Harley Davidson.
Audio Technical Demonstrator
From my early-teens I have been writing, performing, recording and reading about music. My time at college and university allowed me to pursue various avenues and introduced me to the technical aspects of sound. My role at the University of Gloucestershire allows me to provide detailed knowledge and expertise to all projects or any modules involving live event work, broadcasting, engineering and musical performance.
My career with the University spans almost three decades; including the time when Colleges merged, to eventually form the University of Gloucestershire. My first passion was theatre (well, theatre-rock actually) I became theatre technician/stage lighting designer in 1990, based at the (St Paul and St Mary) College’s own 380 seat public venue. My dream had come true and in those days, even though the job was all-consuming, I still somehow found time for ‘big hair’ rock nights. By 2003 I was technician for Broadcast Journalism. Alongside student support, was responsibility for cameras, audio recording kit, studios and classrooms full of Macs. I developed a way to organise and audit the the facilities which later helped evolve the Media Kit Store that we have today.
With a passion for creativity, technology, and music from a young age, I attended the University of Gloucestershire to study Radio, during which time I developed my technical skills, specialising in broadcasts and live sound. Now I sit on the other side of the degree course, helping to pass along my skills and knowledge of broadcast systems and audio equipment to the current students.
Equipment Store Manager & Technical Demonstrator
I started working on live events setting up lighting and sets across the UK and Europe for companies like Cadburys, Green King, O2 and Gucci, then moved on to further education, training students in the TV studio and editing creating programmes like The One Show and Late with Jools Holland. During this time, I also freelanced as a cameraman, and editor creating World War 1 & 2 documentaries and the Tank Museum event Tankfest with these programmes are still being shown on Sky TV and in Australia. I still work on live events working with live comedians like Josh Widdecombe, David O'Doherty, Andy Parsons and Russell Kane, musicals and music concerts operating lighting and sound.
Film & Television Technician
I began playing music at the age of 7, and have a strong affinity for the performing arts and its recording, both audibly and visually. I attended university where I specialised in drums, and later taught A-level music. In 2012 I became the backline technician for touring artist Steve Winwood, and in 2014 became the stage manager and lighting designer, where I toured with artists such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart and The Allman Brothers in some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals such as Madison Square Gardens, Glastonbury and Woodstock.