Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Fela Kuti, Nick Cave, Elbow, Alexi Murdoch, Ray Lamontagne, Paul Simon.
I am an accompished, strong and tight drummer and percussionist (congas, timbale, cajon, etc) and bass player, with over 20 years experience of playing professionally. Toured extensivley in all types of bands. Everything from cuban jazz to samba reggae, pop to punk, jazz to country and all in between. Am a very versatile player.
Spent many years in the tribute and corporate world. Played for top Beatles tribute and lead rhythm based team building events for Catalyst.
I have been playing since the tender age of 6.
I have spent the past 5 years setting up my own music based business called Drum Machine. A 40 piece street & carnival pro drumming collective. I now have more a creative director role and the band is able to go out with out me present. www.drummachine.org.uk
Last year i toured with James Atkin. He was the front man for EMF. He has a solo album out and i was his musical director and kit player.
I worked on the live arrangements of his tracks with him and programmed up all the Ableton Live parts.
I am currently the dep drummer for the very popular street band, Mr Wilson's Second Liners. http://mrwilsons.org.uk
I work with Athol Ranson. He was the sax player for Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and many others. We have a joint project called You Dig. A 10 piece afro (techno) beat band. It is mainly a studio project. I write all the parts in clouding the main horn line. Athol then arranges the horns into 4 parts. In the studio i play all perc and drums and bass and then Athol and 3 others deliver the horn. I also do all the key and voice samples and arrangements for this band. It is my studio baby.
I also spent a year playing in Athols Klezma band Klonk.