Man who used music to escape anxiety over speech impediment finds success producing tracks for Hollywood movies
A graduate from the University of Sunderland has shared his music success in Hollywood after overcoming a speech impediment and recovering from a freak accident which left his right hand severely crushed.
Jordan Caygill, 30 from Bishop Auckland in County Durham has shared his success in music after his work featured in the likes of Terminator Dark Fate, WWE Smackdown and America's Got Talent.
The University of Sunderland music graduate suffered from a severe speech impediment which left him riddled with anxiety and lacking confidence in school.
Jordan soon discovered music as ‘an escape’ from his speech struggles, he said: “I was really struggling and not very academic so I would use art as a way to escape all of that. When I discovered music, it became the extension I was looking for to enable me to speak to the world.”
At 21, the music star was also involved in an accident while working at a recycling company which left his right hand severely crushed.
The determined graduate took up playing the piano, in a bid to restore normal life and began to create his own music.
After graduating from University Jordan then began composing music for trailers.
He said: “I knew if I was going to get anywhere, it would have to be through my own initiative, so I started emailing record companies in America, sending them my work to listen to.
“After a lot of emails and no replies eventually I received correspondence from a guy called Craig Thompson who was one of the creative directors in trailer music at Position Music in Los Angeles. He then signed me up after showing interest in my music and abilities.”
The 30-year-old has also produced music for The Outsider by Stephen King and American Crime drama Blue Bloods.
Jordan said when his track ‘Down From the Sky’ was used on a promotional campaign for Terminator Dark Fate, it was ‘a euphoric moment’.
He added: “I guess what I can say to anyone who wants to do anything in life, it is to never give up, never believe that failure is even an option because to me failure is a word that doesn’t exist, just merely a word that we associate with defeat, to which I genuinely in any situation never see defeat on the horizon."