Started playingg with Northern Ballet in 2000.
Worked in Germany with Hofer Symphoniker and Theatre Orchestra in Bavaria as 3rd, 2nd 1st Trumpet and was a member of Rekkenze Brass during the same period. Also worked as extra in other Bavarian orchestras.
On return to UK in 1998, performed with Opera North, Northern Sinfonia and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne and when not away on tour lives in Shotley Bridge.
Studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.
Hobbies include photography and running.