I play the ukulele, piano and guitar. I also write my own songs and sometimes I play them for other people to hear. Have a listen below.

Songs

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I play the ukulele, piano and guitar. I also write my own songs and sometimes I play them for other people to hear. Have a listen below.

Nope

08/05/2019

I’ve been listening to Johnny Cash a lot recently and found myself strumming along on the guitar and wanting to write a song in a similar style. I was noodling on the guitar and came up with the riff. I started strumming and didn’t have a clue what I was going to write about, but…

My Wife’s A Looney

07/04/2019

This song was inspired by a song called ‘She’ by dodie. The song includes lines about what the singer’s love interest smells like and reminds them of. And it got me thinking: what if they reminded you of something ridiculous… like a cartoon character. So here’s a fun little love song with some questionable impressions.…

Vote Gary!

26/02/2019

In January 2014, Mike and I saw a leaflet about a local Conservative campaigner, Gary Sambrook. We half-jokingly decided to support him and I wrote a little song which we sent to Gary. Within days, we were in the Daily Mail, on BBC Radio WM and even featured in BBC1’s Sunday Morning Politics. The song…

Meant To Be

03/02/2019

A song about falling for someone with whom you have absolutely nothing in common with, so you find really contrived things to pretend you have in common with them. Not that I’d ever do that of course!

Absolutely Average

30/01/2019

There were a lot of love songs on the playlist at work today, and it got me thinking: there’s all these songs with people singing how amazing and beautiful their loved ones are, but what about the people who think their partners are just… meh? So I wrote this little song on the way home.

Spoken Word Instrumentals

26/01/2019

I collaborated with my good friend Mike to create an album of ‘spoken word instrumentals’. I composed the music, he wrote the words.

Pick No More

21/01/2019

I was watching Legends Of Tomorrow and there was an episode where they have to save Elvis Presley. There was a really nice version of Amazing Grace at the end sung by the guy playing Elvis, and I wanted to try and write something similar that was really simple but also really nice. So I…

Coffee Shop breakdown

12/01/2019

I was in a coffee shop earlier and when it was my turn to be served, the woman said “What would you like?” I ordered a cup of tea, but while I was waiting I started thinking about how open-ended that question was. I could’ve said anything. And I thought: what if there was someone…

Early Christmas

18/12/2018

Every year I write an original Christmas song and this year inspiration came quite early on. We’d been talking at work about how early in the year Christmas was being promoted and this year it was ridiculous, with shops like M&S stocking Christmas things in August! I’d been listening to Queen a lot, so I…

Miserable Christmastime (parody)

09/12/2018

Every year I write a Christmas themed parody and this year’s song was one that I’d come up with a couple of years ago but never got round to doing anything with. I had so much fun filming the video with Mike, Laura and Shannon. We had a rough storyboard, but quite a bit of…

Hey There DPD (parody)

17/10/2018

I’ve had a nightmare few days thanks to DPD. I upgraded my iPhone over the phone the other day and they said they’d send it out via post. I got a text from them saying it would be delivered Friday, so I worked from home that day. Then on Friday I got a text saying…

Dead Good Band

17/10/2018

A while ago, I told my friend Laura I wanted to be buried with my ukulele in case I got bored when I died. She said she’d make sure she was buried with her guitar near me so we could jam. Thus the Dead Good Band was born. This is my attempt at a halloween…

Sleazy (parody)

28/09/2018

A parody of Easy by Lionel Richie.

Under the Floorboards (parody)

17/09/2018

A fun/disturbing little parody of the Drifters classic Under the Boardwalk.

Humming a Song

07/09/2018

I originally wrote this song on the ukulele, but having recently bought a guitar, I thought I’d try and arrange it for guitar to get a bit of a fuller sound. The song is about those times when you get a song stuck in your head and you haven’t a clue who what it’s called,…

Superstitious Song

13/07/2018

I’m not superstitious and, touch wood, I never will be. But I find superstitions interesting. How people change their behaviour based on irrational beliefs. I wanted to write a song around the theme, so I decided to write a song about someone who experiences loads of these superstitions all at once.

Variations on a kids TV theme

16/06/2018

I love children’s TV. I watched a lot of cartoons and shows when I was young and now I’ve started watching cartoons with my nephew, I’ve found myself revisiting some classics. A lot of the nostalgia for me lies in the theme tunes. The songs that we heard every Saturday morning that got stuck in…

I Am Falling

18/04/2018

This was the second song I wrote on the ukulele, back when I was about 17.