Influences: Queen, Spandeau Ballet, Sophie Ellis-bextor, Reverand And The Makers, Ella Fitzgerald, Avenue Q, And Many More
This is my drumming experience:
Indie/Rock- I played with Brighton band the Vinyls for 4 years. We got up 60,000 views on some of our youtube videos and played all across the country. We played at Grendon Festival to. Here we headlined infront of 2,500 people. I sang some backing vocals with The Vinyls aswell as drumming.
Indie/Rock: I played with Fukushima Dolphin for 2 and a half years playing across the UK. We built up a following, did lots of recordings and even youtube videos and played in the finals of a band competition at the 02 in London, with which we came second. I sang back vocals in this band aswell and got to play with shakers, brushes tambourine and even played ballads and reggae. We enjoyed busking and made a wide rang of fans this way across the streets of Brighton.
Country/Western: I used to play in a country and western covers band called snakes and ladders, who played across the South East doing local gigs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-AOBO8aug
Classical/Show tunes: I used to play in the Brighton Youth Orchestra playing Timpani, Snare, Triangle, Marimba, Bongos, Congos and all percussio. I played at the Royal Albert Hall and across Europe in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland.
Rock N Roll/Blues: I used to play in a Rock N Roll duo called J&B. We played gigs across the South East which were lots of fun performing covers and originals. https://youtu.be/FXC1FzbCBE0
All styles: I've played with lots of random people at Open Mics who asked me to drum for them. They all have different skills levels. I've played with older acoustic performers, some middle aged performers who like to play Bob Marley and even a rapper and guitarist. This is just a few of the people I've played with.
Electro/Pop: I performed a few times with an artist called EJ Norman. This gave me experience of playing pop music locally across Sussex and widened the different styles of music I can play. Here's a video of the music we played. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g50Ty8TKek8
Jazz/Swing/Samba/Rhumba: I currently play Jazz in a band who play songs from the old American song book. We've played 3 sell out gigs at a local venue and produced a CD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1gtaRN40jo
Jazz/Swing: I play in another Jazz band who play a wide range of Jazz tunes from the 1920's-1970's. We play in local Churches, Church halls and Carehomes, doing fundraisers and free entertainment for the elderly. My favourite gig we did as a one off was at the Brighton i360.
Alternative Rock: I play gigs around Brighton and some in London for an artist called Matt Finucane. We've recorded some songs and played to crowds of upto 50 people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usKZLpFvCAs&t=245s
Jazz/Blues/Rock: I recently put together my own band called The Stendhal Effect. We've started working on writing our own songs and look to do as much as we can in the future, performing and recording wise. More to come...!
Rock N Roll: I currently play in a band call the longshots. We have our first gig coming up headlining Firle Festival. We play all the old Rock N Roll numbers and have a double bass two guitars and Sax player plus me on drums.
Extras: Played on a week long summer school in Brighton on percussion and drums and performed at the Brighton Dome playing Marimba.
Got a Diploma in Drums from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, and worked closely with Mel C's drummer, Uriah Heeps drummer
and a drummer who had worked with The Prodigy.
I've played over 200 gigs
I've performed with a choir called The Brighton Singers, playing drums percussion and tuned percussion.
Stood in at the last minute for a Big Band who came to Brighton to play but their drummer was ill so they asked me to improvise.
I've played at the Juniour Proms.
A few Venues I've played so far: The Dome Brighton, The Prince Albert Brighton, Hope and Ruin Brighton, Latest Music Bar Brighton, Concorde 2 Brighton, Bar 42 Worthing, Camden Market London, The Royal Albert Hall London, Birmingham Symphony Hall. Ovingdean Village Hall, St Laurence Church Falmer and more...
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