I have been a drummer for over 25 years and
my professional career saw me touring the U.K.
and Europe extensively. I also have a vast
experience of sound engineering and promoting as
well as recording.
Having started with snare drum and percussion at
school including playing with the Bristol School's
Orchestra I later started playing the drum kit
and taking my playing and lessons seriously.
After a great deal of experience playing with local
bands I met some very talented and experienced
musicians with whom I set up a highly successful
professional function band. This band toured extensively
every year for 10 years both in the U.K. and abroad with their favourites being Holland, Germany and Portugal gaining an excellent reputation and attracting top level management. I mixed this with deps and recordings for a variety of artists covering many different styles.
I started teaching drums privately after completing my first teaching qualification (I then quickly become a fully qualified teacher through studying in my free time). After building-up a successful private practice I taught in primary and secondary schools for Bristol City Council, Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire County Council. I have also taught in private schools and ran several series of highly popular band workshops in youth clubs in Bristol and Bath.
I currently mix teaching drums with playing regularly with a variety of bands, teaching at Bath College and studying for futher Special Education Needs qualifications.