I was 10 years old when I first picked up a clarinet. It took a while to get to a point where I could actually play a decent tune, but as time went on, I started to realise that music wasn’t just a hobby to me, but a way of expressing myself.  When I was struggling with my mental health, I began writing songs and poetry and was encouraged by those around me. Somehow, speaking to someone face-to-face about how I was feeling felt like too much of a challenge, but as soon as I expressed it through music, it felt like that barrier had been removed and I could be completely open and honest. I thought I’d share some of my work with you, and hope that it may help you in some way, shape or form. 🙂

New Year 2021:

Misty – Erroll Garner

Christmas 2020:

Climb Every mountain – Richard Rogers

Arise, Shine – written and composed by Graham Hendrick

This Christmas, more than ever, the world is in need of hope. This wonderful song by Graham Kendrick reminds us of the hope that Christians share at Christmas. The cover below is an instrumental version, so feel free to follow the words on the link in the title.

Songs written by me:

Still Growing


Above is a selection of songs that I wrote a few years ago. They tell of the ups and downs I was experience at the time, from the joys of recovery, to the feelings of sadness from the death of my Grandad. Nowadays, I enjoy writing songs in the moment, so it’s a lot less easier to capture. But maybe one day soon, I will record a song-writing session!