Welcome to the world of Music TJ!


I began my musical career as a dancer. He began dancing professionally during his early teens, and performed on a number of stages across the UK, teaching and conducting workshops. The original aim was to open my own dance school until a car accident in my early 20s hurt my lower spine, which killed that particular dream.

Gospel choirs were how I began my journey as a singer. I will never forget my very first choir practice at 19. I could hardly hit the notes required of me. I was embarrassed and wondered what exactly I was thinking to consider singing as feasible vocation. Nevertheless, somewhere along the way, after many practice hours at home (my poor neighbour!) I became a somewhat proficient singer. Though, I didn’t begin solo singing till I returned to full time education in at 26, to study music. It has now been almost 20 years since that first choir practice, and I have somehow managed to earn myself an undergraduate degree in Music and a Masters degree in Music Performance. I am also a professional singer, who teaches vocals and travels to loads of places singing for my supper.

Basically, that car accident which at the time was quite a heartache for me, and took me more than a little bit of time to get over, ended up propelling me onto this ‘new’ path of mine.

My writing began as a way to write a diary, without actually writing a diary. I found poetry to be a good way of capturing emotions, without stating what caused said emotions. About 20 years later, I still find it cathartic, I can just be a tad less lazy about it. 🙂



5 responses

  1. As a fellow lover of books and reading, would you have any suggestions for me? I recently put up a blog asking for recommendations of my readers favourite books. I have no preference for genre. If you do I would love to hear them!

    May 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    • Music TJ

      Hmmm…favourite books is a hard one. It always depends on my mood. I love Stephen King. His book ‘The Stand’ is great. I’ve been reading his work since I was about 10. I enjoy the macabre when the mood takes me. On the flip side I love almost anything from terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series. The series is comedic mirror on our world. Much fun.

      May 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

  2. Hi TJ,
    We are very impressed with your blog, and would like to invite you to enter our competition
    The winner will receive their own page and free advertising for a month. Imagine how many more people you could reach; how many more people you could have a positive effect on.
    Please consider it 🙂

    September 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    • I never did get round to entering the competition when you invited me to join some time back. Do you have one running this year?

      August 1, 2014 at 6:55 am

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