I’d rather be one in a thousand

Are you trying to be one in a million?

I grew up with that phrase knocking around in my brain, instructing me to try and be so brilliant, so very special and so unusual that I would achieve the very highest possible level of success.

Or what – failure???

What if you don’t want to be the very best? What if, like me, you don’t believe that fame and luxury are concepts fitting of a world where there’s so much of a gap between rich and poor?

I’d rather be “one in a thousand”.

Over the past 15 years I’ve found a role for myself as a community artist, creating music for people who live outside the mainstream – like me. Music for underdogs.

And now I have a new album to share with you, a creative collaboration with my friend Rat from Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.

It’s been described as “21st Century 90’s Indie”, which I am delighted with!

If you know me already, you know that independence has always been at the core of everything I do – and this album is no exception. We made this whole thing ourselves: I produced the record from my home attic studio and I asked Chris Sheldon – yes, that Chris Sheldon! – to mix it for us.

It sounds incredible, and it’s coming out on 24th February 2023 on my own super indie label My Big Sister Recordings.

Order “One In A Thousand” directly from my shop and you’ll get access to the full range of limited edition music and merch, plus you’ll receive four songs in your inbox immediately, with another one sent to your email before the release date.

Instead of clawing our way up to a lonely pedestal to be one in a million, we can stand together and be one in a thousand.

Thank you for supporting independent music.


I’m proud and very thankful to be a fully fan-funded artist, so if you’d like to stay involved and continue to support the making of new music, writing and videos:

🎁 Get your FREE 12-track album + 31-page PDF zine of stories, photographs and artwork here.

❤️ Get immediate access to my entire digital archive (close to 200 tracks!) plus additional ongoing Member Perks by joining The Correspondent’s Club on Patreon!

🎸 Listen to my latest solo album “Exotic Monsters” and browse my back catalogue.

🎥 Watch my videos for adventures in sound & songwriting.

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See you soon xo

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