“Stab In The Back” – How my guitar helped me get through the pain of kidney stones

A couple of years ago, I was brought to my knees from the intense sharp lower back pain of a kidney stone stuck my left ureter, the narrow tube connecting the kidney to the bladder. I had finished a week of busy night shifts where I didn’t get a chance to drink much water and…

A Musical Approach To Medicine…

During medical school, I was able to do a short "Photography in Medicine" course.  My project was based on expressing the crossover between music and medicine.  I tried to use creative photography to demonstrate a world in which my two passions collide. The great thing about photography is that you are able to create a…

Healing The Eyes of the World

https://youtu.be/Wfsrg7aait8 Last year I was asked by award-winning filmmaker and general cool dude, Andrew Hinton, whether I would be interested in making some music for a film he was working on. It was a short documentary film for the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, India. I had briefly heard of Aravind in the past but…

Chai & Chat – breaking the stigma of mental illness one cup at a time…

The NHS is in crisis and mental health services are losing out in funding. 1 in 4 people suffer with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety and this is putting pressure on health services at a time where resources are becoming more limited.  I believe we can reduce this burden on the NHS…

The Anatomy of a Guitar – Body, Mind & Soul

I have always been obsessed with guitars for as far as I can remember. My guitars always feel like a part of my body when I play them. They are an extension of myself, like an extra limb. The connection I have when I play my guitar is both physical and spiritual. My tone is…

The face behind “Toy Soldiers”

It's almost 6 years since I released the Complex Simplicities EP and when I recently listened to my track titled "Toy Soldiers" it brought back memories of the photograph that inspired the music. As a musician I have always set myself a challenge of transforming a human emotion into music. When I was in medical…