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Cellist • Writer • Arranger • Orchestrator • Sibelius whiz • Persian cat owner • Ravenclaw

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Joined Twitter 4/2/09


@scottu I really love being served lukewarm lasagna and limp salad 20mins late when there’s only 30 seconds before the next set @JamieHutch84 I was thinking something along these lines too! Also stuff like “dork quotient” and “big tunes” @JamieHutch84 I have always said that Orchestral Top Trumps is a thing that ought to exist!!
7/13
2020
@Alyaalsultani “Sincere gratitude” https://t.co/I4aR1yK9bpCraig David’s new material is a bit morbid tbh https://t.co/8mMBYB3rV1
7/12
2020
@kevin_larkin @nadinebh_ The trouble is it’s not just a feeling, it’s literal reality. Upper/upper middle class peo… https://t.co/rRho3G6WGE @kevin_larkin @nadinebh_ Most of this thread sounds like my experience with the classical music industry - I suspec… https://t.co/qa1dEh1wnI @lynthearcher I am very silly! But thank you! @HintonAshley Nah I’m just on YouTube - I’m using Logic and Final Cut Pro @CEs_Mustache Argh that’s impossible to explain I’m sorry this is why I don’t teach! Umm... it just depends how man… https://t.co/mYGv3Ap3sEI also have a ko-fi page if you want to help support a very silly musician whose regular work has disappeared https://t.co/7T47KdXMEHYou can follow me on YouTube if you like this sort of thing https://t.co/qeUD8v9YWmThat whole situation with the Chipmunks' manager being their adopted father was just ripe for exploitation. I'm wai… https://t.co/hVPYQC79HNAlvin and the Chipmunks! Bizarrely this is the most challenging one I've done so far... apart from Star Wars... https://t.co/0G67FUiHuq @aemckennon https://t.co/dnNcz3oA7t @lucysiegle https://t.co/L0QhDOW8PM @HeadlessBassist That is standard procedure 👍 @mrchrisbarrett https://t.co/cly8CXhZCEJust realised I haven’t been on public transport with my cello since mid March so it’s been 4 months since anybody… https://t.co/YfQorF5diP @tommyrpearson Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 🤘#bestclassicalmusicendings
7/11
2020
@jaltma My parents were reeeeally not great at being parents generally, but they were vehemently anti-racist and an… https://t.co/cmlIBXGZI1I’ve always been happy with the service that @MusAnsSvc provides but the level of support they’ve been offering the… https://t.co/Cw7TiynDbrhttps://t.co/HMOjWyvWGA https://t.co/CU0kNDij0w
7/10
2020
Raise your hand if your only thought was: “Well, I hope it was a crap bow!” https://t.co/hpafQ8yjer
7/9
2020
@LukeMooreMusic https://t.co/FCpZEChi2X @AdultCellist Ha! I was once playing that at a background gig, seemed like nobody was listening so I was absolutely… https://t.co/q936nN4sqs @jxnatc Haha! It’s not so bad really - firstly and most obviously it’s our actual jobs that we get paid for, but se… https://t.co/2sdOanmWnM @jxnatc I didn’t link to this because cellists linking to this is a massive cliche 😉 @PeterHDonohoe I guess it really isn’t for everyone then! I would have thought it would be most useful for pianists… https://t.co/4BNjnFqxS7 @curlybathgirl @ajjoki @ilvisconte Mmmm that relies on violinists listening..... 💅 @amylyle Extremely sensitive hearing. If a genie granted me one wish, I would wish for an “off” switch for when I’m… https://t.co/slYc7Yzpw3 @usmanahmed1999 Blocked & reported 😂😂😂Cellists hate Pachelbel https://t.co/QxLH1crzp7 @PosterTom https://t.co/njigOEY8Yo @violanorth https://t.co/oVkt6uaygk
7/8
2020
@CrossEyedPiano @jameslisney @PeterHDonohoe Very true - I found it a worthwhile investment that I was able to make… https://t.co/KzNR8BMtYj @jameslisney @PeterHDonohoe I came here to say this! iPad + ForScore + Bluetooth foot pedal. You’ll never go back t… https://t.co/qoO43COFsVJust found this hilarious accidental screenshot from back when I was making the Darth Vader video in @AcapellaApp !… https://t.co/aftvVBEZsU
7/7
2020
@ArronFrance Music jargon - it’s a marking that tells a bowed string player to pluck the strings instead of using the vowCannot write “pizz” without having to stop myself from writing “pizza” please tell me I’m not the only one @qikipedia @pianoleo ..... @PeterBMason @MattAndersonNYT I literally hate myself for not thinking of this comment first 😂😂😂 @MattAndersonNYT Heaven forbid that children and families should enjoy some live entertainment 🙄
7/6
2020
@Glessers So up for this https://t.co/W7Pb7jZPb3Thanking @RomeshRanga for this beautifully concise explanation - go read this if you don’t understand how the curre… https://t.co/SPy0Oa6c0q @mixta110 Get thee to my YouTube 😉 @MartinSmithVln Yes and no! Theoretically yes but you’d get telltale stuff like open string resonances being the wr… https://t.co/g4g4GP9hIq @MartinSmithVln Original theme is in B flat minor. It’s probably a symptom of madness that I actually spent about 1… https://t.co/vFPwQNsVJh @CraigGrannell I am cursed with an uncontrollably expressive face 🤷‍♀️If you're feeling generous I have an online tip jar here https://t.co/cqyP8xU96AFor more retro multi-cello silliness, subscribe to my YouTube channel https://t.co/qeUD8v9YWmThere is beautiful irony in the fact that the theme for a TV show featuring a cellist has a riff that is almost unp… https://t.co/DwIQ0MS1BkBy popular demand.... Airwolf https://t.co/624He09ywo
7/5
2020
I don’t remember exactly what my last pre-lockdown gig was, but this is the last one I have a photo of: ⁦… https://t.co/eKkErV46wZ @kenchengcomedy “Entrepreneur” 😨🤯 @joeheenan https://t.co/kl9iWvK6E8
7/2
2020
@BeingKarin @RoyalPhilSoc Oh I would love to! DM me if interested 😄 @AndiDurrant Hehe - it’s on the to-do list, it’s just that the to-do list keeps getting longer!If you're feeling generous, online tip jar is here: https://t.co/cqyP8xU96AFor more multi-cello antics subscribe to my YouTube channel https://t.co/qeUD8v9YWmYou should totally follow @charlieCviolin who is an awesomely gifted musician producing some incredible lockdown ar… https://t.co/LCZBFO5zMxLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, courtesy of guest arranger @charlieCviolin https://t.co/Uon4ZOIzAQ @hannahrosewoods In my experience, horrid sleazy men will be considerably less interested, and you’re likely to get… https://t.co/ch71ChtLTi @JohnnyLangridge Awesome, will be in touch 😄 @JohnnyLangridge Unfortunately I can’t DM you - but I have lots of industry specific knowledge and writing experien… https://t.co/RZ7bO7arwQ @JohnnyLangridge https://t.co/p0Hk6kGU8t @Metallica for vocals, @Dyson and strings including my @BridgeViolins 5 string axe!! If you like it, I'd love a l… https://t.co/4BwtP9ZipQ
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7/1
2020
@fhvln https://t.co/cesdQeh6Td @willmasonmusic Winging it, i.e. how to be GOOD ENOUGH when “perfection” isn’t an option @els76uk @nycmusicservice Haha if you had kids you’d definitely know it - it’s the 2nd most viewed YouTube video of all time“A curious place” https://t.co/VG1CBprbRV
6/30
2020
@sipclark Pretty sure I still know this entire song! @BBCSSO @Wimbledon Dear God please tell me those were beyond-repair student violins 🙈🙈😂👏👏👏 @RajabGhandour We got 50 Daim bars and a nervous breakdown. Still not a real grown up.I'm so glad I got Derryck into that shark onesie too, otherwise I might have looked really silly....Been busy this week on a super fun project with a few colleagues! Ace composer Philip Rothman from @nycmusicservicehttps://t.co/8ahxEKEH0k @tara_oshea Oh NOOOO there are two of us! 😱 @BessTSD But I definitely need 50 Daim bars and a stuffed toy broccoli @outrider217 I don’t think it will. I’ve been here before.Hypothesis: Buying a few of those little wicker storage baskets in IKEA will magically turn me into a well organised and responsible adult 👍
6/29
2020
@eirewolf ME TOO I need to track this woman down and immediately become best friends with herWhilst racism and discrimination needs to be addressed within the arts industry, I think we also need to address it… https://t.co/6YDXAkv87I
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6/27
2020
Me: “My cat is not spoilt!” Also me: Putting home made chicken stock into ice cube trays so that His Majesty can h… https://t.co/3EGn4f060lHey @OliverDowden, I fixed your roadmap for theatres and concert venues! Stage 1 - Redundancies / Unemployment Stag… https://t.co/3TG3YhiNeE
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6/26
2020
It gave me so much joy to be able to do this small thing for them, to give them treats as well as basic necessities… https://t.co/FwFyMpVeKrThis. THIS. I had to make a parcel for a family in a domestic abuse shelter the other day. This coincided with a l… https://t.co/UTQqjruLW5 @mmmmyesplease Hahaha fortunately I didn’t go to a posh school so “cross country” actually just meant running aroun… https://t.co/3ZCHKnNWZM @mrchrisbarrett 😨 @tonypdickinson Most disappointing wine list EVER 😂Having said this, I’ve entirely failed to get a zero hours supermarket/care work job since the music industry implo… https://t.co/QV5byDQEhm @Gehans_World Duke of Edinburgh! That was the ultimate extracurricular - nothing says “hire me” like a willingness… https://t.co/hl6POMnlStI got a Gold Award in the UK Maths Challenge, where is my six figure salary, that’s how this works, right? Right?Who remembers being told their National Record of Achievement was super important and you’d never get a job unless… https://t.co/1ALKTSovXL @Gafrussell HA! No, had never done any multitracking until a few weeks ago 😉Every time I listen to Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach, I'm reminded of his anecdote about working as a taxi dr… https://t.co/BNx9mMheCi
Retweeted by Samara GinsbergGo listen to this! One of my last pre-lockdown sessions. Voices features a whopping 24 cellos! There was a lot of f… https://t.co/sqahgLXJaX
6/25
2020
@MartinSmithVln @uchennangwe That’s Nathan Knight and Ruby Aspinall, absolute units 🤘We recorded all this stuff in our living rooms over only 3 days when some of us had never done remote recording bef… https://t.co/1UOgJyEjzA @WatkinsHuw https://t.co/ZG6kjY6IpB
6/24
2020

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