Influences: Queen, Foo Fighters, Reel Big Fish, Sublime, Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Rhcp, Johnny Cash, Lenny Kravitz, G'n'r, Weezer, James Taylor, Carol King, Srv, Jack Johnson, Jamiroquai, Jazz/blues Standards
See Also; 'Credits'
To me, a good musician is more than being the most technically proficient - listening to others, attitude and approach are just as important!
Over 15 years experience in both studio and live performance, playing in original bands, function bands & sessions at home and abroad, within a great number of styles of music; Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Country, Indie, Reggae, Punk, Ska, Swing, Latin, R n’ B, Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Pop, Disco, Ballroom (Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha...) I am comfortable playing to click and reading charts.
Amongst others; The Royal Albert Hall (1999, 1997, 1995), The Barbican (1998), The Royal Festival Hall (1998, 1996), The National Festival Hall (1997, 1996) The Elliot Hall (1997) And The Mean Fiddler, The Barfly, The Jazz Café, The Garage.
Holland, Italy, France, Germany, England & Scotland.
PLAYED & WORKED WITH:
I have had the opportunity to play, work with and be taught by many experienced individuals and companies throughout my years of playing, who among others include:
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper), Ralph Humphries (Frank Zappa, Sessions, Simpsons Theme Tune), Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie, Feeder), Ace (Skunk Anansie) Paul Geary (Spice Girls, Deseree, Sessions), Philip Bino (Steve Vai, Sessions), Pete Reiley (Republica, Sessions) Guy Barker (Jazz Trumpet), Tommy Mcquater (Jazz Trumpet), Steve Harley (Cockney Rebels), Beverly Knight, PP Arnold, Dr. Robert, Jocelyn Brown, Alexander Oneil, Faith SFX, Sir. Christopher Lee, Dermot Oleary (Presenter), Dave Goodman (Producer; Sex Pistols, Big Green Gathering), Chris Kimsey (Producer), Adrian Brown (Conductor, Arranger) Island Records, Sony, BMG, MTV, Disney, The Discovery Channel, BBC, ITV, Channel 4
Pearl Session Masters 6 piece drumkit with Zildjian Cymbals; 10", 12", 14", 16" Toms, 24" Bass Drum, 14' Pearl Sensitone Snare.
8" Avedis Splash.
10", 12" A Custom Splashes.
16" Paperthin Crash.
16", 18.5", 20.5" A Custom Crashes.
14" Sabian B8Pro Cymbal.
17" K Custom Dark China.
20" Armand Custom 'Beautiful Baby' Ride
22" Z Custom Hand Hammered Ride.
13" Mastersound Hi-Hats.
Chimes, Various Hand Percussion; Bongos, Tambourine, Shakers etc
Alto Saxophone, Roland Stage Piano, Gretsch White Falcon, Tanglewood 6 String Acoustic, Backing Vocals.
12 Track Desk, Speakers, Monitors, Mics, Stand & Cables - Full Set Up
OTHER MUSIC SKILLS
Sight Reading, Improvising, Transcription, Composition, Songwriting, Programming, Arranging, Recording.