I’m a musician, DJ, writer and producer based in Manchester.
I’m also a co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive – an online crowd-sourced archive established to celebrate Greater Manchester music and its social history.
I’m a creative facilitator for Drake Music – a charity that opens up access to music for Disabled people of all ages.
As a guitarist/songwriter, I was awarded the Developing Your Creative Practice grant by Arts Council England in 2019. The project has been put on hold due to Covid.
I have been DJing professionally since 2008 at clubs, bars and arts venues across the North West. I have a residency at The Refuge, Manchester, and co-curate the annual women-led DJ fundraising event Suffragette City there. I play regularly at Freight Island.
I opened up for Doves at Warrington Parr Hall in March 2019 – their first gig in a decade.
My work as an audio producer includes:
- Unity is Strength, a podcast exploring rebel women of the trade union movement, commissioned by Manchester Histories
- Not Going Shopping, an audio documentary commissioned by Manchester Pride marking 30 years since the enactment of Section 28
- The Lapsed Clubber Audio Map, a podcast tracking the rave scene in Manchester, commissioned by Manchester Metropolitan University
- Superbia, an audio installation of queer poetry for 2019’s Superbia Gallery, commissioned by Manchester Pride
Curator | Producer | Writer
I have written music features, reviews and sleeve notes for a number of outlets including the Quietus, Red Bull Music Academy, LTM Recordings and Piccadilly Records.
In 2008 I edited and co-designed ‘1 Top Class Manager – the notebooks of Joy Division’s manager 1978-80′, a book about Rob Gretton published by Anti-Archivists.
I recently acted as Consultant Curator on New Order’s box set re-release of their debut album, Movement.
Other clients include: Manchester Metropolitan University, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Academy, Cultureplex, The Lowry, People’s History Museum, University of Manchester, Liverpool John Moores University
- We Are Dynamite! Rock Against Racism 40th Anniversary exhibition at NIAMOS
- Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music and Club Culture in Manchester at People’s History Museum
- Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Mcr – a major exhibition exploring music & identity at The Lowry
- Moss Side Stories: an online exhibition celebrating music and club life in Moss Side & Hulme
Selected public speaking engagements
- Queer Noise: The History of LGBT+ Music and Club Culture in Manchester, University of Salford
- It’s Alright: A Celebration of Manchester’s Rave Heritage 1985-1995, Manchester Metropolitan University
- We Make Music Inclusive Music Festival, Amnesty International, London
- Putting Women Upfront, Women in Music panel, Ladyfest, Islington Mill