This is what a day in the life of me looks like at the moment. As you might know, I work as a freelance musician. This basically means I have an ongoing list of projects and jobs! I thought I’d go through what a typical day looks like as people have expressed interest!
I am currently working incredibly hard on a week of upcoming concerts with WOLF PACK and this is just a random day last week. I started off with a marketing meeting at the Hospital Club in Endell Street with my WP colleagues and we stopped for sandwiches after. The afternoon saw us working at C4CC on our upcoming concerts. We are so lucky to be supported by this amazing centre; it makes such a huge difference having an office space and to be working alongside so many inspiring and creative people and their ingenious projects!
If you have anything to do with theatre and live in London I am sure you’ve heard of VAULT festival as it’s been featured in pretty much every paper going! We’re performing a week of concerts at VAULT and it’s my job to come up with creative ideas, make sure the actors and musicians sound good, the show is entertaining, the set and props look interesting and that the tech team, cast and crew have everything they need to do everything correctly at the right time. I’m so excited WOLF PACK are taking part and investing huge amounts of time to make the concerts as brilliant as possible; it’s definitely a labour of love. In these photos I’m searching through this amazing old textbook based on the body: looking for costume/prop inspiration for our BODY themed concert. Aren’t the diagrams great?
In the evening I went to rehearse with my composer friend. He’s also freelance… I’m not sure there’s many other ways to be a composer! He wrote a piece for WOLF PACK and I’ll be singing in it. By the time I got there it was about 8:30pm, and I realised I’d only eaten a sandwich in the whole day so his lovely housemate created this plate of food to keep me going. I got home about 11pm – whenever you get near a show the working days inevitably get longer and longer, but it’s worth it! Tell me about your typical work day. I pretty much only know people working in the arts world so freelance or not I’d love to hear about what you guys do!