Welcome to this shiny new website of mine! I thought I’d explain who I am and what I’m doing here.
I do the YouTube thing. Therefore, it makes sense that you can also find this in video form. Here’s a handy embed of said video for your convenience.
The story so far
I realised just how much I liked music (and especially singing) when we did some simple cover songs at school in our music lessons. From there I thought it would be cool to learn guitar so that I could accompany myself and so bought a cheap guitar. The rest is history so they say!
I used the classic guitar learning technique known as watch-YouTube-and-sing-Taylor-Swift, which introduced me to this whole YouTube thing. I posted my first cover video circa 2010 (but all these early ones are now safely on private where they can no longer inflict embarrassment). I created my current channel mid-way through 2011.
I have always been into computers (for any Linux geeks among you, I grew up using Gentoo, which makes me sound more hardcore than I really am, but earns me some Linux cred I guess!). It made sense, therefore, that I go on to study Computer Science at university, which I did.
Since the start I’ve posted approaching 100 videos, but they’ve been fairly sporadic between school and university. Which brings me onto the next point…
I’M DONE WITH FULL TIME EDUCATION!
I graduated from university the other day (casually), and now have a whole 6 months before I start work as a software developer, which I’m going to spend pretending to be a YouTuber/ musician/ general online person, just for fun, and see what happens!
I am going to make content that I enjoy and put it out there in case any of you fabulous people are crazy enough to enjoy it too! I plan on releasing EPs, cover songs, doing collaborations, doing software projects, writing blogs, perhaps even vlogging, and doing whatever else I fancy at the time. If you have any ideas or suggestions, you can comment below, message me on facebook, drop me an email etc.
This is not your average ‘I play guitar and I sing’ channel…
As you may have gathered by now, I’m throwing the net quite wide in this. Music will be a big part of it, but I also very much enjoy tech things: programming, Linux chatz, software, open source*, etc. and I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ, which undoubtedly deserves some space!
Bascially the bottom line: no rules. I shall make what I feel like making and you’re ridiculously welcome to join me for the ride if ya like. (I used to think I should stick to the normal ‘rules’ about what being a YouTube musician looks like, but have since realised that the fact that I’m also into tech is not an awkward extra but is in fact a key part of what I’m doing. Hence, I am now proudly embracing that.)
*Bonus point- EVERY piece of software I use is free and open source. I love to talk about this. If you want to know more, please just ask and I shall be happy to discuss to your heart’s content (and more).