Growing up in a small village in Kent, it all started for Ski when, aged 7, the Sinclair ZX81
that his Dad had ordered from a Sunday Colour supplement arrived on his doorstep. After a few weeks Ski had mastered enough 'Basic
' to make it buzz at 2 different frequencies, and so his journey into electronic music began.
His early fascination with music was encouraged by his first Piano teacher 'Mrs Abe' with whom he had started lessons the year before taking Ski to see concerts of Japanese traditional music
and giving him lead parts in school plays, she helped develop his taste for performance.
Fast forward 11 years, and Ski finds himself trying to juggle a Computer Science Degree
with his commitments to the band he had formed at school, known as 'The K-Creative
'. Heavily influenced by the early Hip Hop & House of the late 80's, and Funk & Jazz of the 70's, the band were brought to the attention of Gilles Peterson
's Talkin' Loud
label, who promptly signed them. Ski was forced into making the very easy decision to leave the world of 'Pascal
' & 'Fortran
' behind, and start touring the world.
In 2007, Ski 's friend and long time collaborator Simon Palmskin
asked him if he'd like to fill in for the mighty Jimpster
playing keys with The Bays
.. Slightly intimidated, Ski agreed and to his surprise was asked back..
... oh yeah, and learning Japanese
so he can live there one day which will probably never happen.