Hosting, Chairing, Compering, and my showreel

Watch my showreel!

Whether it’s chairing panel talks at venues including the Barbican and the Southbank Centre, interviewing artists onstage everywhere from Wilderness Festival to the EFG London Jazz Festival, compering the d&b audio stage at WOMAD UK or doing the occasional lecture in travel and music journalism or stint at public speaking, I aim to keep things relaxed, fun and informative. Want me to programme an event? Teach some PR skills? Hold a creative writing workshop? Come up with some music for you? I can do that too.

Some of my events, hosting, consulting and lecturing highlights include:

Compere, Songlines 25th Anniversary event, the Barbican, London 2024

Onstage interviewer, WOMADelaide 2024

Compere, The Forum, Wilderness Festival 2023

Host/compere, d&bsoundscape stage, WOMAD 2023 and booked for 2024

Compere, EFG London Jazz Festival 2022

Compering the Higher Ground: A Night with Patti Smith event at the London Palladium, July 2022

Moderating Funding Panel, LOLA MC London Latin Music conference, April 2022

Compering throughout the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 – 2024 at venues Cadogan Hall, the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall.

Host, interviewer and researcher New Polish Jazz: Ones to Watch, an online series of five stand-alone interviews with Polish jazz musicians commissioned by the Polish Cultural Institute, London, June 2021

Host, Australian jazz panel, Jazzahead, Bremen 2021 (

Online interview with Bab L’Bluz for Mundial Montreal 2020 (

Onstage interview with iconic West African singer Salif Keita, WOMADelaide 2020

Judge, JAZZ FM Awards 2020

Award presenter, Songlines Music Awards, 2019

Moderator, talks with Joe Lovano & Julia Hülsmann, ECM Records 50th Celebration, EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Compere and onstage interviewer, d&b Stage, WOMAD UK, 2019

Onstage interviewer, Jazz Lounge, Love Supreme Festival 2019: Q&A with Michael League from Snarky Puppy

Moderator, LOLAMC: Latin Music Conference, La Linea Festival, Bush House, London, 2019

Compere and onstage interviewer, WOMADelaide, 2019, 2020

Judge, AMPLIFY, the Nest Collective’s artist development programme, 2019

Stage One grant reviewer/assessor, reviewer/assessor Momentum Fund PRS Foundation, 2019, 2021

Advisor, Songlines/David Attenborough remix competition with PRS Foundation, 2019

Judge, JAZZ FM Awards 2019

Moderator, two panels on art & freedom, Oslo World 2018, Nobel Peace Centre.

Compere, speaker and moderator, Brightmed & Gibraltar World Music Festival 2018

Compere and onstage interviewer, Novatech stage, WOMADelaide, 2018

Compere and moderator, Hull 2017 City of Culture.

Host, 50 days at the House of St Barnabas; 2016 talks series with Wolfgang Tillmans, Ivan Smagghe, ESKA 50 days ESKA, Laura Mvula

Compere, Unamplifire Festival, London 2016

Compere and onstage interviewer, Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage, WOMAD Festival 2014 to now

Compere and onstage interviewer, WOMADelaide, 2013 to now

Chair and onstage interviewer, EFG London Jazz Festival, 2014 to now (including onstage introductions at a sold-out Royal Festival Hall, 2016)

Facilitator, jazz writing workshop, EFG London Jazz Festival 2013

In-house writer, consultant and interviewer, WOMAD and Real World, including onstage interview with Peter Gabriel at WOMAD 2008

Compere, Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, 2010 – 2013

Speaker/delegate, Australasian World Music Expo 2008 – 13, including onstage interview with Archie Roach at the Playhouse Theatre, 2013

Keynote speaker, Australian Woman of the Year Awards 2009, Australia House, London

Member of advisory committee, Rich Mix

Guest lecturer, travel journalism Southampton University