I’ve always enjoyed the percussion aspect of being a drummer.

I work hard at finding the way Percussion can work with the rest of the band to compliment the music or when the time is right, take the lead.

I first became interested when 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, tambourines, woodblocks, cowbells, chimes, a Djembe and Cajon, Bongos Congas – basically lots of things to add colour and texture to a song.

In 2016 I played percussion for

Junior Giscombe (One of the nicest guys I have come across on the music scene)


Noel McKoy and Don-e as The Soul Collective

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Percussion for Omar, Junior Giscombe Don-E and Noel McKoy at Irlam Live 2016

In May of 2019 I played percussion for The Bacup Royal Court Theatre’s production of Evita. I worked with some astonishing musicians and the cast were wonderful.

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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!


Getting in to the car park of a gig a teenager asked me when I was going to use my jet packs!