My passion for music & words

Growing up in a musical family, I was exposed to a diverse range of genres from an early age. I started learning piano at the tender age of four, and had reached 8th Grade by the time I went to University.

After graduating, I enjoyed a successful career as an Advertising Copywriter. During my years in the Marketing industry, I won more than a dozen awards and was fortunate enough to work on a wide range of blue-chip accounts and some of the most prestigious brands in the world.

My passion for music and words made writing lyrics an obvious choice for me, and so I turned my hand to lyric-writing in 2006. I have written in a wide range of lyrical styles – including everything from joyous pop-style love songs to darker, more melancholic alternative genres.

I have been collaborating with the highly successful Belgian musicians Scala & Kolacny Brothers for many years. During this time, my songs have been performed throughout the world, featured on TV (including ‘Sons of Anarchy’, FX’s highest rated series ever), and published on six gold-selling CDs released by the Virgin EMI and PIAS/Wall Of Sound labels – One-winged Angel, Paper Plane, Circle, December, Black Moon and Very Best of Scala & Kolacny Brothers.


Latest News

Sweet Tooth
The new Sci-Fi series, Sweet Tooth on Netflix features Our Last Fight on its soundtrack to create an intense scene in Season 2, Episode 5.
May 10th, 2023

A new soundtrack
I’m very excited to be working on the soundtrack for a new movie, scheduled for release this Christmas.
January 21st, 2022

Scala’s 20th anniversary celebrations
I’m thrilled to announce that Scala & Kolacny Brothers will be returning to the beautiful Union Chapel, London to perform a one-off greatest hits show, in celebration of their 20th anniversary on 26 April, 2016.

January 20th, 2016

EDM success
My recent ventures into the world of Electronic Dance Music have proved to be fascinating, fun and fruitful. I’m delighted to hear that my latest song, ‘Fireworks’, has just been signed to a label based in the Far East.
January 12th, 2015

“Some Things Don’t Change”
This week, I’ve been writing the lyrics and collaborating on the music composition for a new song called “Some Things Don’t Change”. It’s fun, sassy, and the first song I’ve ever written from the perspective of a comic strip character!  
November 17th, 2014

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