Influences: Led Zepplin, Foo Fighters, Enter Shikari, Manchester Orchestra, Nirvana, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, Noname, Anderson Paak
I'm a 23 year old drummer and musician from Reading performing with two bands, teaching with the Oxfordshire Rock Project and one-to-one teaching as well. I hold a 2:1 Degree in Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, where I was taught by (among others) Frank Tontoh, Pete Reilly, Windsor McGilivray and Joe Yoshida.
I am a drummer with two bands, Black Emerald (https://black-emerald.com/) and InAir (https://www.inairband.com/) and depping for another. See Facebook, Youtube, Instagram etc for details. I have played multiple festivals (eg Bloodstock, Fire and Forge, Icebreaker, Facebarmageddon, Reading Rising etc) and have released albums and EPs as well to excellent reviews.
I have multiple kits:
- DW Collectors Series - six piece
- Forecast custom acrylic four piece kit
- PDP X7 for gigging
- Ludwig Jazz kit (Questlove) for hip hop and teaching
- Sabian cymbals (20 plus, various configurations of hats, etc)
- Roland SPDSX for backing tracks
I am very well versed in sight reading, click tracks etc and can pick up new songs quickly.
I also play keys and tuned percussion to a high standard. My music theory knowledge is excellent, I hold multiple qualifications in music and have very strong sight read skills (including writing tabs).
In addition to drumming and music in general I also video edit and have a comprehensive set of cameras along with DaVinci Resolve to both shoot, mix and balance videos.
I have my own transport and hold a full clean licence. In addition I am a member of the Musician's Union and have appropriate Liability Insurance in place.
Testimonial - Toby Drummond - (Shaun Ryder, Seahorses, Ray Davies, Russell Watson)
'Connor is an extremely talented musician and has been a pleasure to work with at the ACM. Connor has a super work ethic/professional attitude and is certainly a drummer to look out for in the future'