Influences: Alice In Chains, America, Billy Cobham, Infectious Grooves, Manu Katche, Jeff Beck, Steve Gadd, Imogen Heap, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Dave Weckl, Tower Of Power, Paul Simon, Tribal Tech,
After Studying performing arts at Wigan & Leigh Music College, I luckily found myself playing around the UK in various bands, playing all kinds of venues and festivals. Some of the bands set ups required me to play with a click track and some to a backing track too. I have managed to clock up quite a lot of studio time too and I have been fortunate enough to work with some incredible producers / engineers, Mike Frazer (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Areosmith, Joe satriani) Pete Lorentz (Athlete, Vibrators & The Buzzcocks).
I have also shot a couple of music videos too and have got to play some fantastic tours promoting the album and single releases.
i completed a uk tour a couple of years ago promoting an album launch where we played all across the uk from Newcastle down to Bristol, London to Glasgow. a very enjoyable and fantastic experience.
I have also work as a Drum tech with Melanie C & Starsailor. working on Tours and festivals in the UK and Europe.
i have a grade eight in drums and a grade three in guitar, i am currently working on my grade five on the guitar and grade three on the keyboard too.
I have a number of different drum kit set ups so I can adapt my sound accordingly. I usually play a pearl masters kit with zildjian cymbals and I also use a Yamaha oak x custom for bigger rocking type songs. I own a nice collection of snare drums too, so this is really useful when wanting to capture a certain sound.
My influences are vast and wide but here a but a few
Virgil Donati,Mike stern, Dave weckl, Steve gadd, RHCP, Imogen Heap, Alice in chains, Free, michael mcdonad, omar hakim, Tower of power, John schofield, Beverly Knight, George Benson, Denis chambers, joe bonamassa, gary Moore, Paul Gilbert, Black Crowes, Jamiroquai, larry Carlton, The Doors, Rory Gallagher, Marcus miller, Jaco, Billy Cobham, Paul Weller,elvis, kiss, tribal tech, Stevie wonder, white zombie, NIN, and many many more