Influences: Santana, The Pat Metheny Group, Billy Cobham, Tony Williams, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, Herbie Hancock, Nyjo, Clark Tracey, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Cream, The Who, Seal
2:1 degree in Music from Cambridge University
Was a professional(-standard) freelance percussionist around Cambridge - performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre and at Cambridge ADC Theatre. Shows include Jerry Springer the Opera, West Side Story, High Society, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spring Awakening and The Wizard of Oz.
Big band drummer - Churchill Jazz Band, Cambridge University Fitz Swing Band; have filled in on drums for Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra and for National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Performed at Albert Hall five years ago. Regularly gigged with a funk band - The Funk Nuggets, and also dep for musicals and symphony orchestras.
Have played in an Indie/Alternative band - Pixel Club.
Have had lessons with Ralph Salmins and Clark Tracey. Have performed at the Bulls Head (Barnes), Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Albert Hall on drums.