Influences: The Searchers, Queen, Genesis, Rhcp, Phil Collins, Thomas Lang, Robert Brian, Steve Gadd,
I am a drummer/percussionist.
An Istanbul Mehmet artist (www.istanbulmehmet.co.uk)
In February 2010, I joined The Searchers. (www.the-searchers.co.uk) until their retirement on March 31st 2019.
The band whose hits include, Needles and Pins, Sweets for my sweet, Love potion number 9 and many more, playing to sold out theatres around the World
I have also depped on the hit West End musical, We Will Rock You
In December 2009 I was in the UK charts with the charity single 'My Christmas Card To You' a song written by Mike Reid, Roy Wood and Elliott Frisby. I play drums and percussion and appear in the music video. Slade's Dave Hill also appears in the video.
The single raised money for the 'Shooting Stars Children's Hospice'
During 2009, I worked for P&O on their Ventura cruise ship
In 2008, I was working with singer song writer Elliott Frisby as a regular on his tv show every week on Sky channel 186 and until April '09 I was working as 'percussionist' for the 'Wish-Magic Tour'
Im British and I have been in or deped for many of the UK's top tribute/cover bands (Queen, Slade, Roxy music, Bon Jovi, Elton John) and played in resident bands for hotels, holiday camps, cruise ships, musicals and panto. I have also worked for Butlins in their 'house' band. Im click friendly and can read drum score.
December 07 I completed a tour around the UK for the Duggie Chapman 'Christmas matinee old time music hall' tour with Maurice Merry as the MD (ex MD for Gene Pitney)
I am available for all types of work either as a kit drummer or percussionist for one off gigs or studio sessions
I have top equipment including 3 accoustic kits, 1 Roland TD20, Istanbul Mehmet cymbals, congas, bongos, timbales, cajon and I have my own transport, clean licence, passport