I play the ukulele, piano and guitar... and I write my own songs



I play the ukulele, piano and guitar... and I write my own songs

Coffee Shop breakdown


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


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)


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)


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


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)


A parody of Easy by Lionel Richie.

Under the Floorboards (parody)


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

Humming a Song


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


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


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


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

Open mic night at The Actress and Bishop


I recently played an open mic night at The Actress and Bishop in Birmingham. This is the footage.