I’m a pretty laid-back guy, into anything imaginative but mainly music and dancing. I sing and play the piano/keyboard, and although I’ve done a lot of solo gigs, I generally prefer to sit back and let others be the centre of attention. I’ve been dancing for 12 years now, split between 6 of years of salsa and the last 6 of modern jive- it’s a lot of fun, keeps me fit and now that I help out with teaching, it can be pretty rewarding.
As clichéd as it sounds, I think my friends would describe me first and foremost as a funny guy. Although I wouldn’t disagree with that, it’s more that I get to be the straight man and have life set me up with some amazing situations where you just can’t help but do or say something funny. For example, last time I was on the tube, a random businessman decided to sit on my lap, for reasons known only to himself. He obviously didn’t stay there long (just an awkward fraction of a second), but it’s pretty interesting having random life experiences like that.
I’ve had a number of varied jobs over the years- working for the NHS in a community mental health centre (nearly stabbed by a pen), for a French property company (without being able to ski) and a confectionery import company (explaining why Ann Summers shaped jellies ended up in kids’ party bags was the most fun I’ve ever had writing a letter), but I’ve settled into a mainly marketing job now where I get to be creative on a day to day basis.
So if any of that sounds like fun and you’d like to get in touch, drop me a line. Don't worry if you’re not into either music or dancing, or even anything that creative- it's enough that you understand I enjoy it, and it’s always good to find totally different interests through new people.