Photo credit: Rachel Adams.

I’m a musician, curator, DJ, producer and podcaster.

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.

Musician

I am a guitarist, songwriter and performer. I was recently awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice grant by Arts Council England for a project that will involve writing, recording and gigging new material with some of my favourite musicians, including Raz Ullah (Jane Weaver) and Howie Jacobs (808 State/Architects of Rosslyn).

DJ

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 all-women DJ fundraising event Suffragette City there.

I opened up for Doves at Warrington Parr Hall in March 2019 – their first gig in a decade.

I have recently played at the launch of Yorkshire Sound Women’s Network in Sheffield and at Electric Spring Festival in Huddersfield.

Audio Producer

My work as an audio producer includes:

  • 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 creative podcast tracking the rave scene in Manchester, commissioned by Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Superbia, an audio installation of queer poetry for this year’s Superbia Gallery, commissioned by Manchester Pride

Curator | producer

I work regularly as a freelance producer for Drake Music – a charity that opens up access to music for Disabled people of all ages.

I also curate exhibitions and events, usually with a strong community focus.

I recently acted as Consultant Curator on New Order’s box set re-release of their debut album, Movement.

Other clients include: Boiler Room, NTS Radio, Manchester Metropolitan University, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester Academy, The Refuge, The Lowry, Manchester Pride, People’s History Museum, University of Manchester, Liverpool John Moores University,  Red Bull Music Academy.

Selected exhibitions:

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

Contact: terminaljive@gmail.com