I've been working in the entertainment industry for over a decade; acting, singing, composing; and producing theatre through my company, Test Of Time Entertainment.
My love for performing began at an early age, taking part in local am-dram productions and church choirs.
As a teenager, I was a member of YMT:UK, St Albans Youth Music Theatre, various school choirs (incl. the 2005 BBC Youth Choir Of The Year), and participated in the Eton Choral Courses.
Following school I completed a Geography degree (my other love!) at the University of Oxford, where I was lucky enough to sing in the St Peter's College Choir (John Bain Choral Scholar), and be part of the award-winning a cappella group, The Oxford Gargoyles, for 3 years. With them I toured the USA twice, competed in the ICCAs, recorded 2 studio albums, took 2 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won The Voice Festival UK (2010).
Whilst at university, I also took part in a number of musical productions, which firmed-up my desire to go into 'the theatre' (rather than become a Forensic Scientist, which until then I had been considering...). I completed an MA in Acting at The Arts Educational Schools, London (Peter Glenville Award), before signing with my first agent and working professionally as an actor - musician. A full list of theatre credits can be found on my Spotlight page.
Since 2009, I have also been producing both theatrical and cabaret productions, starting with 'Let's Do It!' at the Edinburgh Fringe (C Venues). A full list of shows can be found at www.testoftimeentertainment.co.uk, which I set up in 2012. We incorporated in 2016, also establishing an Entertainment Agency.
Over the past decade my love of jazz has grown and I now sing with several jazz groups;
Viva La Vamp (Vocalist), Down For The Count (Dep Vocalist) and 2πR Jazz Duo.
I also compose and arrange music, both on my own and as one half of 'Drake & Drake', with my brother, William. (Recent compositions can be found here.)
Our first full musical, 'Herstoric', debuted in 2019 at The Drayton Arms Theatre, London.
Alongside my career in entertainment, I also work as an Education Consultant, primarily for
Enjoy Education, preparing children for entrance exams and interviews.