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About

I was born in Hull and now live in Leeds. My main instrument is violin (usually electric), and also syntheizers. I do dabble with other instruments too, mainly strings.

As well as solo, I play with the dark ambient band Helicopter Quartet, synth duo CSMA and the Harrogate Philharmonic orchestra. I toured Europe with Crippled Black Phoenix in Spring 2011 and appear on the album Relic by guitarist Matt Stevens. I have recorded sessions for several bands including Crippled Black Phoenix, Se Delan, Duncan Parsons, and others.

When playing electric violin I use a fairly extensive pedalboard and often loopers to create a variety of sounds. On acoustic violins I am fluent in many extended techniques on both 4 and 5 string violins..

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If you want to write for me here is a list of equipment I have:

Violins:

Concert violin by Louise Green

5 string deep acoustic violin from Violarama

German-made soprano violin (tuned CGDA, 4th above normal violin)

Green hand-made 6 string Chinese viola d'amore

Bridge Tasman electro-acoustic octave violin (tuned an octave below normal)

Bridge Lyra 5 string electric violin (CGDAE)

Bridge Lyra 5 string octave electric violin (CGDAE octave below viola, cello range)

Bridge Aquila 4 string electric violin with added electronics

Amplifiers

AER Compact 60 (60W, 8" speaker)

Marshall AVT100 Valvestate (100W 12" speaker, valve overdrives)

Pedals

BOSS EQ-20 Advanced EQ *

BOSS CH-1 Super Chorus **

BOSS PS-5 Super Shifter *

BOSS PS-6 Harmonizer *

BOSS OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion

BOSS MD-2 Mega Distortion *

BOSS RE-20 Space Echo *

BOSS RV-5 Digital Reverb

BOSS DD-20 Giga-Delay

Electro Harmonix Superego **

Electro Harmonix Big Muff PI

Electro Harmonix Metal Muff (nano)

Electro Harmonix POG2 (Polyphonic Octave Generator)

Digitech Bad Monkey overdrive *

MXR Carbon Copy analogue delay/chorus *

Subdecay Noisebox **

TC Electronic T2 reverb*

TC Electric flashback delay/looper*

Moog moogerfooger MF-105 MuRF **

Digitech Jamman Stereo Looper

VOX VDL1 Dynamic Looper

Napalm Pedals MoM Feedback Looper

 

Softstep 2 & Behringer FCB1010 (with Uno firmware) MIDI pedalboards which can be used to control Ableton Live/PD/Max for extra effects, backing tracks, triggered samples etc.

* These effects are on my main pedalboard

** These effects are on my 'extension' pedalboard

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