Hi I'm Drew here is a brief outline of my creative career so far

East Birmingham College (1993 –1994) I worked as a tutor on a part-time Music Technology course. My duties included helping students with creating their own music, demonstrating mixing and recording techniques using the college’s recording studio, troubleshooting and generally ensuring the smooth running of the course.

Sutton Coldfield College (2004 - 2005) I worked as an Apple Technician where I was responsible for the maintenance of 90 Apple Mac computers as well as assisting students with technical and hardware issues.

Professional Music Career

Around 1989 I began creating and producing music from my home recording studio for local singers in Birmingham.

In October 2001 I signed a music publishing deal with Sony/BMG Music Group. I was mentioned to a production company Executive by a friend who was at the Urban Music Seminar in Birmingham. The Executive called me and asked me to play my music over the phone. I did and the result was a music publishing deal.

Credits include Javine Hylton's Real Things (TV’s Popstars The Rivals) and Preeya Kalidas song Crush (Eastenders, Bend It Like Beckham) featured on the Divas After Hours CD, Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees) along with others.

In 2005 I worked as UK tour manager for US R&B groups 112 & Jagged Edge.

I continue to work with local and upcoming artists from my own music studio. I'm an Apple certified Logic Pro user / trainer and experienced Avid ProTools user.

APPLE INC

I joined Apple Inc in December 2005 as a Creative/Trainer, as part of Apple’s first Creative team in the UK.

I became Apple Pro certified in Final Cut Pro (film editing), Motion (motion graphics), DVD Studio Pro (DVD authoring), Logic Pro (music production) and Soundtrack Pro (movie soundtracks).

My role included training new and experienced Apple users how to use Apple products through One to One sessions and workshops. I have also worked as an Apple Technician where I was responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of Apple hardware.

Notable achievements include the organisation of six hugely successful in-store events. I brought in creative industry professionals to talk about how they used Apple products to benefit their careers and creative workflow. Guests included Jazz musician, Soweto Kinch, DJ E Double D and DJ Kiddo Anderson.

In Store Apple events I organised

Love 2 Live LTD

In 2011, I launched a business venture called Love 2 Live Ltd, which provided creative training for young people with subjects including film making, photography and music production. In 2012, I collaborated on a music project for students at Kingsbury Academy located in Erdington, which was a joint venture between West Midlands Police, Urban Devotion Birmingham and myself. I was able to provide the students with Apple computers and the required software, which were then used for the project which involved recording a music album. Love 2 Live Ltd delivered initial training for the software and then followed up with weekly sessions over a six week period. It was hugely successful and several students definitely aspired to a career in the music industry as a result.

Joel Goodlet, Tyburn Youth Project Coordinator for Urban Devotion Birmingham, stated: "We've seen a hugely positive response from the students since the music project started. They respect each other despite very diverse backgrounds and are discovering some previously hidden talents.

"The chance to work with professionals from the local area like Drew brings them a step closer to the music industry and allows them to connect with someone from their own environment who has achieved and been successful. It's a great opportunity for these students."

Me (left) and Joel Goodlet (back) with music students at Kingsbury Academy

We were also involved with a project where the students created a short video trailer advertising and celebrating the London 2012 Olympics.

Bernard Taylor from Love 2 Live LTD with students working on the 2012 London Olympic project

The Frame Photography

I have been photographing professionally since 2011 and in May 2016 my partner and I opened The Frame Photography Studio, located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The studio is used for clients of my photography business, as well as a creative space where we deliver Adobe Lightroom software training, photography workshops and events.

Testimonials

"A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a 1-2-1 Lightroom session and really benefited from Drews patient expertise. I found Drew to be absolutely fantastic and he truly understood my needs as a professional photographer who needs to take full control of the post-processing workflow. If you're looking to improve on your editing skills and take it to the next level then I highly recommend The Frame Photography"

Shahid Chohan Professional Photographer

"From the moment we walked into the studio we felt welcomed and really comfortable. This was our first family photoshoot and we weren't disappointed with the outcome as we have received great images that we will cherish. Great service and brilliant photography and i highly recommend the frame photography for any occasion"

Kavita Jeerh Family portrait session

We are now looking to expand our involvement within the community through possible collaborations, giving greater accessibility to those wanting to discover the joys of photography, while providing them with the skills needed to pursue a photography career.

Contact Me

Tel 07944622144

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