C. V.

Best Family GOLD / Best Fiction Nominated / Most Original BRONZEBritish Podcast Awards 2018
Animation NomineeBAFTA Scotland 2016
Short Form NomineeBAFTA Children’s 2015
Original and Hilarious. A Festival HighlightGlasgow International Comedy Festival 2014
Young People NomineeCeltic Media Festival 2013
compelling flairTime Out, NY
Stupid, clever, funny and good, all at the same timeThe List
Turns a great set into an unforgettable evening.The N.M.E
“endearing puerility”Repellent Fanzine, NY
“genius”The Herald
a techno-fried John CleeseBBC Radio One
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As a writer I have co-written 4 series of radio sketch comedy for the BBC & Channel 4; co-written for CBBC TV; and have written (and mostly voiced) over 126 short animated films for BBC Learning, BBC Schools (for BBC Online & The Learning Zone on BBC2) and the Glasgow Science Centre. Now on Apple Podcasts and BBC Sounds are all three series of the award winning ‘Once Upon a Time in Zombieville’; 5 hours of radio comedy drama for all the family. I was also one of The Scotsman’s ‘200 Voices’ for 2017.

As an actor most of my work has been in radio or sketch comedy, but the bulk of what I do now is Voice Overs. I’ve worked for the BBC, Channel 4, commercial work and the computer games industry. I was also a BBC Talent Finalist for Presenting and MC’ed for Glasgow’s legendary club Optimo Espacio.

As a singer I’ve worked with Dave Graham in CNUT; was JD Twitch’s ‘Angry German’; and have collaborated with DJ Frenchbloke and Soundhog in Tauchsieder.

I’m also a self-taught illustrator.

Selected Work

RADIO / ONLINE

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ZOMBIEVILLE

Writer (and Actor)Seasons 2 & 3BBC Sounds2019
Writer (and Actor)Season 1BBC Schools Radio / Radio Scotland2017

THE FRANZ KAFKA BIG BAND

Actor & Co -WriterThe Trial of The Franz Kafka Big BandBBC Radio Scotland2016
Actor & Co -WriterSeries 2BBC Radio Scotland2006
Actor & Co -WriterSeries 1 – Late Night FilthyBBC Radio Scotland2005
Actor & Co -WriterSeries 1BBC Radio Scotland2005
Actor Phil Collins Half-HourRadio Magnetic2003

THE DARK OUTSIDE FM

Actor & WriterIdents and Spoken WordEnvironmental Arts Festival2012 – 14 ; 2019 -20

THE ATROCITY MACHINE

Actor & Co – WriterThe Atrocity MachineChannel 4 Radio2007

SPECIAL TREATMENT

Writer & PresenterDrive Time & BreakfastSubcity Radio 106.2 FM1996 – 98

FILM / TELEVISION / ONLINE

WriterThe Romans in ScotlandBBC Learning2020
WriterThe Vikings in ScotlandBBC Learning2019
Writer & VoiceThe Wars of IndependenceBBC Learning2019
Writer & PuppeteerEarly Years LiteracyBBC Learning 2018
Writer & VoiceEnglish / Scottish Set TextsBBC Learning 2015 & 17
Writer & VoiceJames Clerk MaxwellGlasgow Science Centre2015
Lead Writer & VoiceGCSE MathsBBC Learning2014
Lead Writer & ActorLet’s Kick Sum MathsBBC Learning 2014
Writer & VoiceWWI My Life & My FamilyBBC Schools2014
Writer & VoiceModern Studies BitesBBC Learning2013
Writer & VoiceShakespeare BitesBBC Learning2013
Writer & VoiceMaths BitesBBC Learning2012
Lead ActorThe Dunwich HorrorBANG! Productions2010
Co – Writer & ActorStakeout Series 2CBBC Scotland2008

MUSIC

TAUCHSIEDER

SoundscapesHerd the ShadowsCastles in Space [Biggleswade]2015
Vocals & SoundscapesLouderPrank Monkey [London]2007

CNUT            

Writer & VocalistSwitch on the LightPhilter Inc. [Tokyo]2003
Writer & VocalistDancing DancingERKRANKUNG  [Munich]2003
Writer & VocalistPrince of ShampoosAngelika Koehlermann [Vienna]2001

MOUNT FLORIDA

Writer & VocalistArrived PhoenixMatador [New York]2001
Writer & VocalistYo la PoptimoOSCAR [Glasgow]2000

VISUAL / PERFORMANCE ART

Solo ShowThe Drawing DevilGOMA, Glasgow2018
Group ShowBad Art World TourThe Old Hairdressers, Glasgow2017
Group Show13th InternationalThe 13th Note, Glasgow2014
Group ShowGet a RoomThe Brunswick Hotel, Glasgow2012
Group ShowNew PerspectivesPollok House, Glasgow2012
Group ShowThe Drawing DevilVault, The Briggait, Glasgow2011
Group ShowEUR.APPThe Ballhaus, Berlin2011
Group ShowTelling StoriesMarket Gallery, Glasgow2011
Group ShowNeighbourhood CinemaGlasgow Film Festival2011
Group ShowDoing the GooeyThe CCA, Glasgow2010
Group ShowVersusThe Market Gallery, Glasgow2010
Solo ShowWhether CockArtklub, Vienna2007
Group ShowBent LiederThe Arches New Work Season, Glasgow2002

LIVE COMEDY / IMPROV

Writer/ Performer/ AnimatorHolidays -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2019
Writer/ Performer/ ArtistEmojis -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2018
Writer/ Performer/ AnimatorBad Dreams -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2017
Writer/ Performer/ AnimatorNeighbours -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2016
Writer/ Performer/ AnimatorPets -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2015
Writer/ PuppeteerStars -CommissionedGlasgow Comedy Festival2014
PerformerThe Lucky TearoomEdinburgh’s Hogmanay2013
Master of CeremoniesOptimo EspookioSub Club, Glasgow2002-15
Master of CeremoniesIrregular (Canongate Books)E I B F2010
Writer & PerformerThe Atrocity MachineGlasgow Comedy Festival2008
Writer & PerformerThe Amazing BastardsThe Stand, Glasgow2008
Writer & PerformerBeat Route BistroBar Brel, Glasgow2000-03

GAMES

Writer/ IllustratorThe Pendulum and The PitJonstown Compendium 2020

VOICE OVER / M.C.

I have provided VO’s for BBC ONLINE; BBC Radio Scotland; INK Digital; Savalas Sound Studios for commercials & The Glasgow Science Centre, The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014e-learning.com, Cameron Presentations , Bright Signals, Thistle Awards, Online Virals (for Dolphin Conservation, Tennents Lager, Magners and FEAT Sepsis awareness), Commercial Radio Stations in West of Scotland and the computer games industry. I also emcee for National Cheerleading Competitions, for Legacy Cheer and Dance and The Edinburgh International Science Festival. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING / MEDIA ADVISOR ON THE PARANORMAL

I have been investigating the paranormal since 1998.

I am presently the President of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research, Scotland’s largest and oldest continuing Paranormal Research group.

I have presented talks on the following subjects:

What’s the Point in Paranormal Investigating? Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh2020
Paranormal Investigating? What’s the F*ing Point?Edinburgh Fortean Society Conference2019
The Paranormal: Experience versus Belief West of Scotland Dowsers2019
Medieval TerrorRadio & Film Soc. Strathclyde Uni. 2018
Yule be Having a Pagan ChristmasScottish Society for Psychical Research2017
Problems with the ParanormalEdinburgh Sceptics, Edin. Horror Fest.2017
Don’t Panic! Scottish Society for Psychical Research2017
The Boggle FactorScottish Paranormal /UFO Conference2017
Comedy & The ParanormalStudent Union, Glasgow School of Art2016
Paranormal JesusScottish Society for Psychical Research2015
The Dark Outside LectureDark Outside, Sanctuary, Galloway2014
Problems with the ParanormalEdinburgh Fortean Society2014
Comedy Writing & The ParanormalPecha Kucha at Edinburgh Uni.2013
Vampires: Fact!?! Fiction!?Miss B., The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow2012
Where are we now? A Review of ParapsychologyScottish Society for Psychical Research2012
Summoning SpiritualismWest of Scotland Dowsers2011
From Mesmerism to HypnotismWest of Scotland Dowsers2010
The Problem with the ParanormalScottish Society for Psychical Research2009
Spring Heeled JackScottish Society for Psychical Research2003
The Mince Pie MartiansScottish Society for Psychical Research2002

AND…?

I’m the Chair of Glasgow Independent Studio. Did you know Glasgow’s the Cultural powerhouse of Europe and has the most vibrant art scene?

I can act badly. Or maybe so bad that it becomes good again? I have no idea. And that’s the problem and why I just stick to voice work and comedy. However, I do pop up now and then as an extra in Outlander! Can you spot me? [Sam Heughan is a very nice man]

I once deejayed from behind John Peel’s Knees.

I am a Slovenophile! If you haven’t been to Slovenia, go!

I grew up in an enchanted forest full of mythical beasts (Ralston).

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