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MUSICAL ENDEAVOURS

RECORDING/MIXING ENGINEER

2018 - present

  • Recorded and mixed MK singer-songwriter Billy Nomad's second album, Live from The Albion Sanatorium, to be released in 2020.

  • Recorded and currently mixing upcoming music by YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and singer-songwriter Wilbur Soot.

MUSICIAN

2004 - present

Current instruments and endeavors:

  • Acoustic/Electric guitar, 2010-present

  • Piano, 2015-present

  • Kalimba (thumb piano) , 2019-present

  • Choral singing (classical and popular), 2005-7, 2019

BEDFORDSHIRE & HERTFORDSHIRE ARMY CADET FORCE CORPS OF DRUMS

Feb 2015 - Dec 2016

  • Played the snare drum and bell lyre in a marching band as an Army Cadet.

  • Passed 2* training on the bell lyre.

  • Performed at events, ceremonies, and parades.

  • Awarded Musician of the Year 2016.​

CVQO qualifications earned:

  • BTEC Level 1 Award in Teamwork and Personal Skills for Uniformed Organisations

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Skills in the Communit

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

BSc (Hons) in Audio Recording and Production
Sep 2018 - present

Skills learned/developed in first year:

Audio capture, Studio and location recording, mixing, sound design and sampling, audio editing, sound for moving image, electronics (cable and synth building), industry knowledge, self-branding, audio and midi protocols, acoustics, sound projection systems


Software used: Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Kontakt


Student Rep for Audio Recording and Production/Live Sound and Lighting within School of Creative Arts during first year, 2018-19

BEDFORD COLLEGE

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology
2015 - 2017

Achieved triple grade Distinction* Distinction* Distinction (D*D*D)

Skills learned/developed:

Studio and location recording, mixing, production, sequencing, industry knowledge, composing, music and sound for moving image and computer games, using technology in performance, sound design and sampling, keyboard skills, working/developing/performing in an ensemble, listening skills, planning and developing a music product, DJ skills, live sound, marketing and promotion

Software used: Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Traktor, Mixx


Student Rep for Music Technology during second year, 2016-17

VANDYKE UPPER SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2011 - 2015

AS-Levels:

  • C in Music Technology

  • E in Biology


GCSEs:

  • A in Mathematics

  • B in Science; Additional Science; English Language; French

  • C in Music; English Literature; Geography


Level 2 qualifications:

  • Merit in OCR National Award in ICT

  • Pass in Edexcel Functional Skills Qualification in ICT

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

CREW MEMBER

McDonald's (I & A Restaurants)
Mar 2018 - Present

Mainly working in the drive-thru, in addition to other service roles.
Awarded Employee of the Month of April 2018

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE (PACKER)

Amazon LTN4 (Adecco)
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018

Temporary/seasonal position, packing shipments at an Amazon fulfillment centre.

MUSIC TEACHING ASSISTANT

Brooklands Middle School
June 2015

One week unpaid work experience placement, helping to supervise and teach pupils aged 9-13.

DISTRIBUTOR

Bullseye Distribution Solutions
2013 - 2015

Door-to-door magazine deliveries.

 

VOLUNTEERING

CIVILIAN ASSISTANT

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018

  • Assisted with admin and instructing army cadets aged 12-18 at Dunstable detachment

  • Assisted with instructing in the Corps of Drums

NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE

NCS East - Bedfordshire
Autumn 2015

  • One week on a residential trip participating in team-building challenges

  • One week working in a team of 10 to plan a community project (a subway mural)

  • 30 hours organising and carrying out the project in Luton.

  • Raised around £90 for the project by planning and participating in a sponsored walk, and secured the remainder of the funding from the local council.

  • Successfully graduated from the programme