I started playing piano at the age of three, and gained grade eight in classical piano at the age of thirteen and then studied for the DipLCM in piano and studied jazz.
At the age of 16 joined metal band ‘Crimson Tears’ as a performer as well as a main composer. Released one EP and one album worldwide which was recorded at Thin Ice Studios with Karl Groom and Richard West of ‘Threshold’, who are also responsible for numerous album recordings by ‘Dragonforce’ and ‘Power Quest’; gig highlights include supporting ‘After Forever’.
Session player for metal bands supporting acts such as: ‘Sonata Arctica’, ‘Epica’, ‘Norther’,’ Finntroll’ and ‘Dragonland’.
Composed a track for ex-Cradle of Filth singer Sarah Jezebel Deva to go on her second solo album, 'The Corruption of Mercy'.
Completed a Bmus (Hons) in composition and piano with a good 2.1 in 2010.
I now produce bands, play and compose for my psychedelic rock band, 'Sarah Tonin'. Who have recently been the house band on BBC Radio Kent with James Whale hosting, and are set to play again in January 2017.