I have played drums for most of my life and for the last 15 years have worked extensively as a professional musician. Having studied with first class tutors such as the late great Ed Thigpen, Dave Hassell, Brian Frasier-Moore, Steve White and Donavan Hepburn, I’ve equipped myself with the knowledge and experience necessary to be an outstanding musical and reading musician. I am at home with both acoustic and electronic drums/triggers. I started Rossendale Drum Lessons to give me the opportunity to pass on my experience to the next generation.
My professional achievements to date include performing and recording with the likes of Kyla Brox , Gloria Gaynor, Curtis Harding, Glen Nicholls, The Osmonds, Susan Boyle, Jonathan Ansell, Lucien Barbarin, Phil Manzanera, The Swing Commanders, Jive Aces and Future Funk Squad.
I have toured all over the world as a session drummer performing throughout Europe including three performances at Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Pitchfork Festival in Paris, New Fall Festival in Germany, Floralia Festival in Holland, Satisfaxion Festival in Spain, Pop Komm in Berlin, Rendezvous Festival in France, Enjoy Jazz Festival in Germany, TM Base Festival in Romania and Beautiful Days Festival in UK.
Experienced in TV work, I’ve performed on the BBC, ITV and TV in America and Europe.
I also record drums remotely for many producers, bands & artists for projects such as TV adverts, film soundtracks and albums.
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