Tell us a little about yourself
I'm a Devon-born country lad from a small town who moved to the big smoke at a pretty young age. I had a normal, unremarkable upbringing. From a young age I've always loved stories, drama and worlds I could escape to. I've been grafting at my craft as a singer-songwriter for a while now and I love the opportunities music brings. I'm an expressive soul, kind of sincere and sensitive. I love my mates, my family, my fiance and I really want a dog! I'm also a yogi - I try and do that every morning - and in the last few years I’ve really gotten into wild swimming and cold immersion. Ok, I’m going to go and have a cold shower now, bye!
What three words best describe you?
Curious. Ambitious. Playful.
Can you tell us about your own mental wellness and the conditions you have?
I started working in the industry at a young age and at 17 years old, I was flying all over the world after being scouted by Models1. It came with its blessings and hardships. I grew up quickly and struggled with the pressure of being in an industry that seemed to demand perfection. I ended up finding a safe haven in music, a place to express what I'd been keeping in. Still, despite music grounding me massively, I was developing some pretty unhealthy habits; body dysmorphia, weird diets, starvation/overeating or overtraining and then that progressed to bulimia. Despite having the 'dream job' I couldn't have been unhappier. I pushed myself to the edge, kept it all in and tried to deal with it myself. I'm like that, I just like to sort it out myself, but I knew things had to change. Asking for help and getting it was one of the best things I could have ever done for myself. I went to see a therapist and they really helped unpack my own thoughts and feelings. I was learning how to take care of myself. Weird to say that, but it was true. I was so depressed and unconfident deep down and felt like I was walking around with a mask on all day. With great effort and persistence, things got better and the whole process made me aware that your mental wellbeing is a daily process. It's like a garden, you have to keep on tending to it otherwise it will just get overgrown and the deeper back you go the thicker the roots and weeds are.