Born and raised in Essex, UK, Private Pickle was a child of the UK Garage generation.
DJing since the age of 14, music played a fundamental part of his upbringing. The late teens saw him displaying an eclectic mix of UK Garage, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop on local pirate radio stations.
Always holding DJing and moreover music as a core interest, it was 14 years after gracing his first set of Technic 1210 turntables that Private Pickle decided to make a life change from a successful city job in London to pursue his dreams of travel and music. Before departing the UK to travel the world, Pickle became a regular name at a local bar, played several private mansion parties and co-produced and played at events in Essex (support for Secondcity, UK) and East London (headlining b2b with Woody2Shoes, UK).
Since arriving to Australia in the early part of 2014 Pickle has traveled the majority of the country energising himself with creativity and grounding his true purpose. He earned a 4 week feature at Casbah in Cairns, QLD where he played alongside one of London based duo Syncretic. He spent 7 months in Sydney immersed in self-taught music production before journeying through central Australia and WA to finally settle in the beautiful Margaret River.
A travelling experience to change him forever, Pickle explored both the beauty without and the darkness within. A bitter taste of self-exploration has left him truly liberated with a passion for purpose.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist.
This couldn’t be a truer fate for Pickle as he established a life in little old Margaret River. An abundance of truly gifted musicians and more importantly great human beings has surrounded him to aid in his development as an artist.
Within a short time living in his new home town, Pickle acquired residency at one of the hottest new venues in town (Brewhouse), played at the Lunar Circus NYE party, Busselton Beer Festival, the Emergence Creative Festival 2016 and also Western Australia’s Burning Man regional arts event; Blazing Swan.
Pickle has gone from strength to strength growing his brand under the business umbrella ‘Pickalicious’. Now managing Pickalicious full time, Pickle is a regular feature at venues, festivals and wedding functions in and around the South West. He has formed close relationships with many of the regional DJ’s and production collectives including the forward thinking party centric team behind Papazahns; a feature camp from Western Australia’s Blazing Swan community. A firm favourite on the region’s wedding scene, Pickle showcases his steeped expertise in professional service offerings delivering clients a truly tailored experience.
From office desk to DJ decks.. today you would hear a multitude of styled music from Pickle, all deeply rooted in House, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop.
Sharing stages with the best of both regional and national talent he has performed alongside some of the following DJ’s Swami Adima, J-Bos, Micah Black, Kid Kenobi, Kachin, Mandy-B, Pablo P-Town, Ben Mac, Anonymous Prankster, Bing, Starma, Heavy T, Bondi, Sam Freedman… and many more.
Pickle has also performed as both a duo and trio act with L.C. Drums (percussion) and Lyndsay Baker (sax, harmonica), and supported live acts such as Blue Child Collective and Salt Tree.