Influences: You Me At Six, All Time Low, Foo Fighters, Usher, Jay Z
From my Bio:
Having started studying the drum set at the age of 12, Julian realised that he was completely addicted to the instrument. A decade later, Julian has transformed from the timid pre-teen in his first lesson, into a well rounded, enthusiastic and passionate drummer and percussionist. As a drummer Julian takes influence from everywhere, with an eclectic taste ranging from jazz to post hardcore, Julian cites his influences as Aaron Spears, Travis Barker and many others.
Through his teen years Julian was in and out of pop punk and pop cover bands until, aged 17, he finally found his place in the originals band “Just Me Again”. With Just Me Again Julian had the chance to hone his craft further and become an all round performer. Whilst onstage with Just Me Again Julian performed over 100 gigs, playing venues such as: the o2 Arena, Indigo2, The Riverside Newcastle, o2 Academies across the U.K and many, many more. Julian has had the chance and pleasure to share the stage with artists and bands such as: Twenty Twenty, The Wanted, Tinchy Stryder, The Saturdays and many more.
Julian has studied at the world renowned Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). After completely a Higher Diploma in Popular Music Performance & a Foundation Degree in Creative Musicianship, studying under the likes of Justin Scott, Lisa Tring, Darren Ashford and Chuck Sabo, Julian then set his sights on a Bachelors Degree in Creative Musicianship.
Whilst studying at ICMP Julian was introduced to a variety of percussion instruments, two of which he fell in love with in the bongos and the Cajon, both of which he continues to study himself in his free time.
Aside from playing Julian is also an avid programmer, Julian has been using Logic since the age of 16 when he began studying for an A level in Music Technology, Julian specialises in drum programming, loop creation, and backing track production. Julian also runs pre-production workshops with several bands in his local area, working with the bands individually and in a group to get each song to a “recording ready” stage.