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Zoe Croune

Freelance Jingle Producer & Music Producer

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Location:Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/zoecroune
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PROFILE:

I moved to Brighton from Winchester in September 2010 to study a Professional Diploma in Song Writing at Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Before I moved to Brighton I worked at Lanterns Children’s Centre in Winchester, where I looked after children with additional needs such as autism, Down syndrome, speech and language difficulties, cerebral palsy. I also ran groups for families to attend, such as Bumps and Babies, and Play and Sing. I decided to give up work and pursue my ambition of being a credible songwriter and work in the music industry and felt that BIMM could give me the direction I needed. Music is my passion and I have been gigging in bands since 2006, I am a Singer/Songwriter and I am currently in a band called Bella-Feud and I am co-writing. I have collaborated with various musicians over the past 4 years and played in bands previously called The Ramblings and Sons and Lovers. I am also concentrating on my own work under my name of Zoe Croune. Some of my influences are, Norah Jones, Laura Marling, Carol King, Regina Spektor, Mumford and Sons, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Feist, Noah and the Whale, Goldfrapp, Vampire weekend, Arcade Fire and many more. I am always looking at new music and I am very open to different genres. I am computer literate and understand Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and I am used to a PC and MAC. I have great communication skills, I am a very committed, passionate, creative, fun person and I like to learn new things and also work hard.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Lanterns Children Centre, Winchester-2006-2010: Family Support Outreach Worker/Early Years Practitioner:
Full time basis, looking after children with additional needs, running/planning groups for families to attend, great use of communication and customer service skills, office skills, creative role and very rewarding. I am also Makaton trained.
• Southampton Guildhall-2006-2009: Part Time bar staff:
Working behind the bar on a part time basis, maintaining a high level of customer service skills, and responsible for cash handling.
• Rob Powter and Co-Twyford-Winchester-2005-2006: PA/ Researcher:
Full time basis: Office skills, such as working on the computer, telephone skills, filing and organisation, going on business outings, being a support to co-workers.
• Hammersmith Apollo, London-2003-2005: Front of House/ Bar Staff:
Working behind the bar and front of house, on a part time basis maintaining a high level of customer service skills, responsible for cash handling and working in the VIP area.
EDUCATION:

• Currently studying at Brighton Institute of Modern Music 2010-2011: Level 5 Professional Diploma in Song Writing

• Roehampton University of Surrey 2002-2005:
• BA Honours Degree: Drama, Theatre and performance Studies: {2:2}

• Peter Symonds College Winchester-2000-2002:
A Levels: Performing Arts: {C} Media Studies: {C} Music: {E}
• Westgate Secondary School Winchester-1995-2000:
GCSE’S:
Music: {A} Drama: {B} Art: {C} English Language: {C} English Literature: {C}

VOLUNTEERING WORK:

• Ninja tunes Street Team-currently: I have been involved in promotion of new and up and coming bands and I am also going to be collecting peoples email address for a new bands mailing list.
• Winnal Rock School-Winchester, 2008-2010: I was a Volunteer tutor for children and teenagers aged 10-18 who came from less fortunate back grounds, who wanted to be in a band, I used good communication skills and creativity throughout this role.
• Raleigh International-Namibia/Africa-March 2006-July 2006: Raleigh Volunteer: I went to Africa for 4 months, in teams of about 15 we built a school, trekked 150 miles across the Namibia desert and also did some environmental help. This was one of my most amazing experiences. This included, team work, creativity, mental sustainability and seeing the world.

MUSIC/PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

• During the 3 years of playing the piano and singing in The ramblings I have supported the likes of Eliza Doolittle, Charlotte Hatherly, Six Nation State, Adele, Thomas Tantrum, The Delays, The Holloways, Royworld, Drew from Babyshambles, Kyle from The View, Miles Hunt from The Wonderstuff, plus many more…
• The Ramblings were introduced by Richard Pitt and Gary Smith for BBC Radio Bristol Introducing. With Sons and Lovers we played a charity gig for Oxjam in Brighton, raising money for Oxfam.
• With my Solo Career I have played in venues across Brighton, Southampton and Winchester such as The Railway, currently gigs are booked for more Brighton venues. Over my musical career so far I have played in venues such as, The Hope and Anchor-London, The railway-Winchester, The Joiners, Southampton Guildhall-plus many more….
• Festivals I have played at include: The Longest day Festival-Brighton, Southsea Festival-Portsmouth, Access Festival-Southampton, The Underground Festival-Gloucestershire, Blissfields festival-Winchester.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

• IT skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Publisher, Internet , PC and MAC
• Driving Licence
• CRB Checked
• INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: song writing, music, playing gigs, attending gigs, festivals, such as Glastonbury and smaller independent ones such as Festibelly, singing, playing the piano, autoharp and glockenspiel, socialising, being healthy.
• Running 5 and 10k for charity
• Cycling
REFERENCES:
• Timothy Betts: Musician, and owner of Planet Sounds Rehearsal Studio’s Southampton: planet-sounds@btconnect.com