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 http://www.juniorgiscombe.co.uk/ (One of the nicest guys I have come across on the music scene)
Noel McKoy and Don-e as The Soul Collective https://www.facebook.com/BritishCollective
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.