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Accomplished, professional musician with wide musical vocabulary, reliable gear & transport. I'm a quick learner & adaptable to many musical situations.

I have played with an eclectic range of artists in a wide variety of styles, recent credits include:

Jimmy Thomas (R&B Legend, Ike & Tina Turner Revue)
Johnny Mars (US Blues Artist)
Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, Deep Purple etc)
Imelda May (Universal Records artist)
Angela Brown & Deitra Farr (Chiago Blues Diva's)
Michael Roach (US Country Blues Artist)
Ambershades
The Dirty Robbers
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys
as well as many function/party bands for which I have an extensive repetoire.

UK & International touring has seen me play all over the world - UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa (from Muscat to Middlesbrough, Dubai to Switzerland, Jo'Burg to Germany, Norway to Norwich, Porto to Preston, Bejar to Birmingham etc etc!). Also toured in Orchestral settings and on cruise ship engagements.

Recording experience is vast and includes sessions in a variety of styles, Jazz, Blues and R&B, Pop, Rock & Funk etc. I am click friendly both live and in the studio.

I continue to study music, drums, drumming and have been fortunate enough to receive tutoring from some of the UK's finest teachers including Justin Scott, Tom Meadows, Bosco D'Oliviera and Steve White.

EDUCATION:

Drumtech Music School, London, UK - Diploma
Trinity School of Music, UK - Grade 8 Combined Percussion
Chart Reading ability & Basic Theory


EQUIPMENT:

GRETSCH DRUMS (non-endorsed):

KIT ONE Vintage (early 70’s) Classic. 13” x 9”, 16” x 16”, 22 x 14” in white marine pearl finish
KIT TWO Be-Bop set (2007). 12” x 8”, 14” x 14”, 18” x 14” in white marine pearl finish
DW 6000 Flush Based Hardware & 7000 Kick Pedal

SNARE DRUMS:

13" x 5.5" Highwood birch/rosewood (wood hoops)
14 x 5 1/2" Gretsch New Classic
1970's 14" x 5" Ludwig 400
1961 14" x 5" Ludwig Pioneer
14" x 5.5" Premier Modern Classic Maple
14" x 5.5" Premier Signia Maple (wood hoops)

CYMBALS:

BOSPHORUS (non-endorsed):

20” New Orleans Ride
19” New Orleans Crash/Ride
20” Turk Masters Prototype
14” New Orleans Hi-Hats

ZILDJIAN (vintage set, non-endorsed):

22” Avedis Ride (60’s)
18” Avedis Crash/Ride (60’s)
15” Avedis Hi-Hats (60’s)
17” K Dark Crash (90’s)

UFIP: 20” Experience Flat Ride

PERCUSSION RIG: Congas, Bongos, Shakers, Tambourines, Cowbells, Sleigh Bells, Maracas etc.

SPONSORS: PROTECTION RACKET DRUM CASES: more information at www.protectionracket.co.uk
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