I’ve always enjoyed the percussion aspect of being a drummer.
In 1999 I was part of a Samba Troupe that went to Lousada in Northern Portugal to play at a student games.
As a part of Zambura I learned to play a variety of percussion instruments and enjoyed the challenge that playing different time signatures brought and being a different part of a group.
I now have a series of shakers, woodblocks, cowbells, chimes, a Djembe and Cajon.
I find that there are lots of ways that I can add to a band’s sound, add to the groove without overtaking things.
A selection of my different instruments at a gig with Will Tang
The Zambura Samba Band.
Don’t try and find me, I wasn’t there when they took the picture!