I have been working as a singer for over 25 years while managing depression and high levels of anxiety due to childhood sexual assault. I felt hopeless sometimes preparing to perform and also while on stage. After some inner work, I learnt how to manage it and go on to tour the world, work for Elton John, Tony Bennett and Ozzy Osborne and sing on over 350 film soundtracks at Abbey Road Studios over the past 20 years.
My first professional job was with The Swingles as their first soprano. I enjoyed five years of concert touring and recorded 5 studio albums with the group.
I decided at 38 I wanted to train as an actress, as found it hard to 'let go' and relax into performances - So I took a 2 year part time course. And through that energy came a conversation with Mary Carewe. I was singing on a film soundtrack with her and soon after was introduced by her to The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic and The BBC Concert Orchestra, who all hired me as a featured soloist around the UK and at the Proms, Royal Albert Hall.
In 2018 I met the brilliant composer Denis King (Black Beauty, Lovejoy) and recorded and released a collection of his songs "Love is in the Room" We performed a sell out launch at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square.
Since lockdown and in 2020 - I've started a new business helping musicians raise their profile and be confident in their skills. It's been a tough time for us all and this community gives support and encouragement. Musicians who mean business.
As part of this, I want to help musicians who have suffered abuse or assault as a child. My work with clients on my ‘Eyden Project’ will fund a foundation launching in 2023 to help those musicians who are suffering - but with support could do great things.
IN 2022 I'm also SUPER EXCITED to be releasing a brand new album with Chris a legendary trombone player and leader of The Syd Lawrence Orchestra who I now sing with regularly. It's called 'Wee Small Hours".
I have always had a lot going on. I enjoy the diversity. Two marriages later and inheriting two wonderful step kids, my life can't be described a dull. But I keep moving, keep growing and the most important thing to me in life is human connection and making people feel good.
I hope you enjoy my site and we get to meet on a gig somewhere soon!