|Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
My music has been honored by groups such as the Southern California Motion Picture Council. One example is the Angel award I received from the Citizen's Council in Hollywood California for my song, Treat America Like A Lady. I am listed in many Who's Who books throughout the world and honored as a leader in bringing truth to the concerns of Global Warming with my song, Mother Nature and truth in the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. with They Slew The Dreamer.
1st prize winner of the Codsall Millennium Composition Competition
1. Winner "Best Jazz" Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2012: "Maia" jazz
2. Semi-finalist International Song Contest 2011: "The Open Door" jazz
3. Nominee Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2011: "Merope" jazz composition.
4. ASCAPlus Awards 2002-2012 - for concert music and jazz music.
5. Julius Hemphill Composition Award 2001 Finalist: "The Flight Of A Bird Leaves No Trace."
Main and Special prizes at the International Kazimierz Serocki Competition, Poland (for Glossolalie for orchestra)
First Prize at the International Sacred Music Competition, Fribourg, Switzerland (for The Preacher's Word for soprano and String Quartet)
Second Prize at the International Witold Lutoslawski Competition, Poland (for Flute Concerto)
Second Prize at the International Henri Dutilleux Competition, France (for The Baptisme, Temptation and Prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ for bass, clarinet, trombone, viola, cello and double bass)
Third Prize at the International Gustav Mahler Competition, Klagenfurt, Austria (for Sonata da camera for cello and chamber ensemble)
Russian National Theatrical Prize Gold Mask, nomination Innovation, in frame of the performance of Voices of the Invisible at the Helikon Opera, Moscow (for chamber opera Annunciation)
Second Prize at the International Composition Prize Luxembourg 2006, Luxembourg (for Chamber Concerto for piano and 12 instrumentalists)
Citta de Senigallia International Piano Competition, Italy - Winner
Porto International Piano Competition, Portugal - Second Medal
Salon de Virtuosi Fellowship Grant, New York - Winner
Artists International Debut Award, New York - Winner
Naomi Rising Star Competition, New York - Winner
Tel-Aviv Academy of Music Solo Piano Competition - Winner
Olga Koussevitzky Piano Competition, New York - Second Prize
Prizes in various song contests over the course of several decade - no big deals.
Just been granted full writer member status on Nov 28th 2008 with APRA Australasian Performing Right Association Limited. My IPI identification number is 4253 12 591
4 top 40 hits in the last 5 years
I have won several ASCAP awards in the United States, and competed as a soloist in the national Gospel Choir competition in New York.
Oh gaining my BA MUSIC was my biggest award from university in 2004!!
MTV Live - “The #1 Britney Spears Impersonator”
Performed for Denise Van Outen, Kelly Osbourne, Michelle Gayle and others
RADIO ONE (Request Show Live)– “It’s amazing! She looks AND sounds like her! Are you sure it’s not really Britney??”
MTV TRL - "Seriously awesome singer!"
SPENBOROUGH GUARDIAN – “Europe’s premier Britney Spears impersonator”
THE STAGE – “Among the highest quality in the market”
THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE ECHO – “The UK’s answer to Britney Spears”
We have been aired three times so far with radio interviews:
One last march with BBC radio Norfolk
One last christmas with london based SouthWest 87.7fm
One at cambridge folk festival- cannot recall station setting etc- was all very quick!
Had airplay of a song on Folk Radio Uk. Great site. Alex does wonders with his selection of performers/songwriters/bands..
Had three or so different newspaper entries last march concerning comp we entered- which was a learning curve! one of them was EastLondon paper, another in Lynn News, and cant remember off hand the name of other one or two.
Toured for five days supporting The Hoosiers last October in Scotland.
Played in two battle of bands last summer and haloween. One was in Fulham & other was in Kings Lynn. WOn one and came second in other. Have recording studio time from both.
Film music successes so far have seen my work broadcast on BBC2 and Sky (Channel 195) as well as picking up awards at the Royal Television Society Student Awards and Bradford Animation Film Festival. Films have also gone to such prestigious festivals as the Cambridge Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Corner) amongst many others, and have also been shortlisted for the British Animation Awards (People's Choice).
In July 2005 I was awarded the Christopher Brooks Memorial Prize (hon pat. Sir Harrison Birtwistle) for my tone poem 'Aurora'. The work was performed by the Lancashire Sinfonietta and was directed by Lyn Fletcher, leader of the Halle. This award saw me appointed 'Composer in Residence' for the Lancashire Sinfonietta's 2005-2006 season, taking part in their 1Odyssey Education Programme in schools throughout the North-West.
I have played in concert venues such as the Royal Albert Hall (London), the Adrian Boult Hall (Birmingham), Symphony Hall (Birmingham) St. Davids Hall (Cardiff) IN many different ensembles. I have not really entered myself into any competitions.
Francophonie Festival - Madagascar. My band won gold medal out of 45 bands......
Montreux Jazz Festival - Band selected to make a Swatch watch advert...
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