I’ve been writing songs since I was about 17, but I rarely ever played them to anyone. I wrote songs to entertain myself and occasionally played them to my close friends. But I recently decided that I’d had enough of writing songs that nobody heard, so I decided to try out performing live.

I invited a load of friends and family to a club that my friend’s parents worked at on my birthday and played a load of my songs.

I was very nervous, having never performed in front of people before, but it was great. The songs got laughs and because a lot of the people there were good friends, I felt comfortable. In fact, I really got into it and was making jokes in between the songs.

Most people were quite surprised – especially family members – so it was nice for people to see another side of me. And it really got me excited about doing more live performances in the future.