Influences: Motorhead, Opeth, Anathema, Soltafir, Iron Maiden And Saxon.
He has played a wide range of styles from modern jazz, latin, rock, electronic and metal. He has studied drums and percussion at Colchester Institute and music at The Open University, ARU and LSBU. He has completed an MA Music at Middlesex University for which he gained a distinction. He has also taught drums at Middlesex University on their BA Music Degree and Bmus.
Nigel has also composed music for drum play along books which explore the development of the drum set in terms of performance. He also produces music for students to play along too in a wide range of styles from Jazz, Latin to Metal and progressive rock. He currently offers video courses and worksheet packs in addition to his online teaching and face to face lessons.
Nigel has been composing for many years and has written over 250 pieces of music. These include commissioned work for a range of settings, compositions for courses, and officially released albums. Nigel composes music in a wide range of styles, including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Latin, Orchestral and Classical. He has also produced compositions and arrangements to accompany a range of media settings.
Nigel currently performs with and is a member of the exciting Baroque Metal band Derade.