I’m a freelance writer and musician from London. I fell in love with Sheffield and its sense of creative community while housesitting here in 2014 – I haven’t looked back since.
I make music as Tsarzi, penning lyric-driven ‘eccentric pop’ that often has a darkly humorous side. In 2017 I won the South Yorkshire Filmmakers’ Network 2Weeks2MakeIt competition for my music video ‘Ornaments’, best described as a mash-up of Warhol & Coronation Street. My debut album Last Decade of Lovecame out in September 2018, receiving very positive reviews & some 6Music radio play. Pink Wafer named in one of their top 10 albums of the year.
Prior to this I was involved in lots of different bands & projects, including The Unsung, which won Best Spoken Word show at the Buxton Fringe in 2017 & continues to receive much critical acclaim. I also directed a music video for our track ‘Maybe You’ll Go Out Tonight’, which made the 2018 longlist for the Out-Spoken Poetry in Film award.
As a writer I have experience writing reviews, articles, interviews and blogs for a range of publications, most recently Now Then. Topics I frequently cover include: music, theatre, art, film and feminism.
Before going freelance earlier this year I worked as a corporate copywriter for the law firm Irwin Mitchell. This honed my ability to distil complex information on a range of topics into succinct, user-friendly web copy. I am adept at working with designers and SEO experts to create content that engages the reader and encourages click-through.
I’ve also worked with a number of smaller companies, including sporting brands, fashion brands, and Sheffield’s own Union St. I always enjoy working with people to understand their goals and help them achieve their personal vision for their brand.
Portfolio available on request.
How I can help
- Session musician available for recording projects (piano, violin, guitar, voice)
- Write articles/blogs for your website or publication
- Help create/improve content for your business website
Projects in the pipeline
Collaboration is a huge part of what I do and I’m thrilled to be working with a number of different artists at the moment on various projects. Some of these include:
- Space synth soundscape with poet Suzannah Evans
- Musical (about serial-killers & Netflix) with comedian Matt Hoss
- Randy Newman covers album with musician Ichabod Wolf
I'm very interested in working with people from different disciplines, such as filmmakers, poets, visual artists, performance artists, and theatre practitioners.
If you have an idea for a project you’d like to collaborate on, get in touch! In particular I’m really keen to work with more visual artists and branch out into film scores.