I’m a recent English and Film studies graduate from Oxford Brookes University, so naturally had sod-all on afterwards. While I was blissfully half-employed, I co-founded Trouve la Groove to write about what I am most passionate about: music. My favourite genre is categorically disco, but I love everything from funk and soul to electronic and indie rock, Trouve la Groove provides me with a platform to talk endlessly about all of the music-focused things that I love.
I want to explore the alternative groovy nightlife, visit all of the diverse festivals, listen to all of the funky albums and share what I think with anyone else who gives a toss. Nile Rodgers is my musical hero which should tell you the sort of stuff I’ll be looking at. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and listening to your recommendations, especially live disco mixes or track re-edits, so send them my way.
A strict upbringing on classical, blues, classic rock and soul formed my trajectory into the world of music, and I soon started playing the piano and singing. When I auditioned for the school rock band on guitar at the age of 12, my music teacher Mr Griffiths informed me that no one was auditioning on bass and that I’d stand a better chance of getting in if I learned a couple of licks on that.
Although in hindsight this was probably a pretty negative criticism of my guitar skills, I’m eternally thankful to him for his guidance in my first band experience and for introducing me to this instrument to which I have been happily married ever since. Playing the bass guitar made me gravitate towards music that showcased the heroes of this instrument, starting my love affair with jazz, funk and hip hop. I went on to study music at Oxford Brookes and now that I’ve graduated I wanted to justify spending tonnes of money on gigs and nights out so I decided to collaborate in creating Trouve la Groove.