heart on sleeve power-pop/emo band w/ Chrissy Barnacle and Kevin Frew (Halfrican, North American War).
I really like this band and feel so happy to be playing these tunes with some real good eggs.
We have played a good few gigs but have not recorded anything proper yet.
song included on I Could Be Your Unicorn cassette compilation on Number4Door in association w/ GSA Queer Society for their launch in Aug 2014
this all started w a piece called Analog Synthesis Approximations of the Dialogue between Structuralism and Post-Structuralism in Architecture Considered in Relation to Foucault’s Principles to the Art of Living Counter to All Forms of Fascism which was performed at Glasgow City Halls in March 2014
Robert Sotelo (2017-2017)
good + thoughtful psych pop from London (now Glasgow-based). i played bass in the live Robert Sotelo Group!
an album called Cusp came out on Upset The Rhythm in September 2017. i didn’t play on it so it’s ok for me to say “it’s good and i like it”
i’ve played in lots of other bands + done some one-off musical things. i’m always open to collaborations and contributing to other people’s stuff!
I’m interested in creative applications of software, making software (+ development) accessible, and interesting ways of thinking about web technology.
I work at BBC Bitesize, the BBC’s flagship online education resource for school age pupils in the UK, since Feb 2022.
I worked at Delic, an Edinburgh-based platform for collaborative music, from September 2021-February 2022. Development in React w GraphQL, AWS etc. Startup culture (rolling w the punches 🥊).
I worked as a software developer at Snook March-August 2021. Work with public sector clients on service design projects. Coding in React and Django, plus lots of dev-ops exposure! Learned lots from some amazing people from non-software disciplines.
I taught software skills at the coding bootcamp CodeClan from 2019-2021. I worked with Python, Ruby, React, Node, Java, Vue etc, and I got tons better at being a software dev.
I worked as a full stack developer for Cezanne HR from 2017-2019. I worked with C#, .NET, TypeScript & Angular.
cococnut gallery: web app that requests camera access, uploads a photo, and prompts the user to draw other photos using HTML canvas. Ruby on Rails w storage on AWS S3 (Summer 2020).
Bandcamp BLM Bot: during the coronavirus pandemic, bandcamp started to waive their fees on the first Friday of every month in order to support musicians. I made a twitter bot (in Ruby) that re-tweeted musicians, labels etc that are donating their profits to Black Lives Matter, bail funds, support charities etc (June 2020).
twentytwenty: simple presentation viewer built early 2020. I made this to try out Strapi CMS and learn React hooks.
I do a regular monthly slot on Clyde Built called Weights + Measures w my pal Ewan.
I’m trying to keep the shows collated in a soundcloud playlist for ease of access… but also here are some specific links: