Bass Guitar ability
Influences: The Killers, Dream Theater, Muse, The 1975, Maroon 5
I live between Reading and Oxford and have played with various bands playing many different styles of music including Jazz, Rock and Pop.
My early drumming career started in a jazz band playing various funk and jazz pieces, including many covers by Average White Band and Earth Wind and Fire.
I've been playing drums since the age of 13 and my love for the instrument has continued to grow ever since. I have met a variety of famous drummers, all of whom i've taken advice from as well as picking up useful techniques. I've also studied with my drum idol Thomas Lang.
Over the years I've been in a mixture of original and cover bands. I have been lucky enough to play with some great musicians and played some great venues. In my last band 'Stem' we wrote and released 2 Cd's with all original material. We were regularly booked to play the O2 Academy in Oxford and were support to the BBC, Electric Six and Funeral for a Friend. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIfcsnDRCA0)
I have also depped a number of times for bands for last minute gigs including for Sam Brown a number of times (see attached clip, this was a live situation so unfortunately the quality isn't great as it was filmed on an iPad. Also it was a few years ago so I look a lot younger!!)
I'd be happy to meet with you and attend an audition.