Simon writes story and lyrics for Wishful Thinking. He has worked as an actor (Grange Hill) and writer (Goodbye Christopher Robin) but is best known for his work as a producer of television, notably as the founder and CEO of Lookout Point, where recent productions have included War And Peace, Ripper Street and Les Miserables for the BBC.
Ricky writes music and lyrics for Wishful Thinking. Alongside an early career in acting, playing roles in Adrian Mole and Grange Hill, Ricky began writing music in his teens. First as part of a rock band, and then recording several top 40 hits as half of The Space Brothers, Lustral and Chakra.
Richard produces the music for Wishful Thinking, having worked with Simon and Ricky since 2004 on early demos for The Elephant Rocks and Tumbledown. Richard has recorded, toured and written with numerous artists since having chart success in the ’90s with the band Silver Sun. A secret web geek, he was running a digital marketing agency when the call came to get the team back together as Wishful Thinking.
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Charli works on music production, underscoring and vocals, as well as artwork, design, story and generally keeping everything running smoothly. Aged just 19, she came to Wishful Thinking having already written an anime-inspired musical and a steam punk opera, called 8, and has a third show in the making.