Biography

 

I’m a musician originally from Staffordshire but now based in South West London.


I played trumpet in high school but that went straight out of the window when the school bought a drum kit, I have now been playing for over 20 years and haven’t looked back.


I graduated from Drumtech, drum & percussion school in West London gaining a diploma with merit and the best overall student award 2005 and  have studied with tutors Chuck Sabo (Natalie Imbruglia/Shakespears Sister/XTC/Elton John), Darryn Farugia (Thriller Live/Hey Hey It’s Saturday - Australia) and Mark Heaney (The Seahorses/Gang of Four) amongst others.

With various artists/bands I have toured throughout the UK, Western & Eastern Europe and New York USA and have performed live acoustic sessions on BBC radio with various artists and whilst in New York was part of a live radio/phone link with Ben Turner on BBC radio WM. I have also performed with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the contemporary choir ‘Notorious’, The Requiem for New York which relates to the events of 9/11 composed by Birmingham composer Stuart Stevens.


I have had the pleasure of performing with Dave Rave (Teenage Head), Mike Badger (The LA’s), Amy Studt and with various artists have supported The Pogues, Fat White Family, Reba McEntyre, Lonestar, Seth Lakeman, Kate Robbins, Steeleye Span, Kate Rusby, Jim Moray, John Smith, Simon Fowler & Oscar Harrison (Ocean Colour Scene), Gary Numan, Stornoway, Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic), David Sneddon, Hummingbird (Amy Wadge, Edwina Hayes & Rosalie Deighton), Bad Manners, The Scarletz, Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) & Martin Joseph.


I have worked with Mark Walker (Caravan/The Lion King/Rhythm magazine) of Corporate Drumming playing at venues including The Millennium Stadium - Cardiff, The Ricoh Stadium - Coventry and The Stoop - Twickenham.


I have also performed in front of 80,000 people and millions worldwide as one of the 1000 drummers at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, 8000 people at Wembley Arena for The International Country Music Festival, 90,000 people as one of 380 drummers at the pre match ceremony of The Champions League Final 2013 at Wembley Stadium and have also had the pleasure of performing at the London O2 Arena in front of 12,000 people & live on ITV1 for the opening of the National Television Awards 2013.


Over the last 20 years I have performed numerous gigs playing both cover versions and original material and have played for a number of theatre groups whose productions have included self written shows, musicals such as Our House, Little Shop of Horrors, Company, The Addams Family, Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Godspell, Zanna Don’t, Bugsy Malone, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dream-coat, Summer Holiday, We Will Rock You and pantomimes such as Ali Baba, Beauty & the Beast, Dick Whittington and The Wizard of Oz.


I am currently recording my own album with Lewis Turner (Jersey Boys/The Lion King/Mamma Mia) on guitar and David Labruyere (John Mayer) on bass.


I am now also available for private 1-2-1 lessons and remote drum sessions from my drum studio in South London.

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