I realised at an early age that singing was very dear to my heart. My musical journey began as a boy chorister at Chelmsford Cathedral, aged six. Surrounded by magnificent choral music and singing daily services, I was quickly hooked! This passion continued through my teenage years, and after experimenting as a baritone, I realised that being a countertenor was my real vocation.
I began studying as a countertenor at Goldsmith’s College- part of the University of London – in 2001, following which I was lucky enough to gain a Vocal Scholarship for postgraduate study at Trinity College of Music in London. During this time, I was a Choral Scholar at The Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich, as well as singing for a number of vocal e1sembles based in the UK (including Ex Cathedra Consort, Polyphony and Stile Antico), and in places of worship like The Brompton Oratory and St Paul’s Cathedral. Vocally, this was a very important time for me, and I will forever be indebted to my teacher, Timothy Travers-Brown, who worked so hard with me on vocal technique and stagecraft. In 2006, I successfully auditioned to become an Alto Lay Clerk at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. And after just two years there, I was invited to audition for The King’s Singers.
I’ve now been part of this wonderful ensemble for nearly nine years. I always relish the opportunity to perform in some of the world’s most beautiful churches and concert halls – certain highlights include trips to New Zealand, Australia and South America. I also thoroughly enjoy returning to London to catch up with friends, family and loved ones. A typical day at home will include many hours working through King’s Singers ad min and also catching up with my beautiful and patient wife Gemma, not to mention spending time with my darling son, Harry.