Professional drummer, composer and tutor based in Leicestershire
I can turn my hand(s)(and feet) to most things: rock, blues, funk, jazz, reggae, punk, sambas, mambas, salsas, bossonovas, weird time signatures, polyrhythms, soul, hip-hop, etc. are all within my capability. I am especially prone to outbursts of funky jazz/rock fusion drumming, and enjoy playing extended improvisations. So if you're looking for a drummer, please feel free to contact me with any relevant links to your websites, music files, YouTube films. For session work, I based my fee on a per project basis I'm open to negotiation and will always try and meet your budget. My extensive range of high quality drums and cymbals will certainly give your project's drum sound the edge over the rest.
Since July 2008 I have played a beautiful Sonor Kit. Custom built, the craftsmanship is unmatched. It weighs a tonne but sounds amazing. I feel very lucky to own such a fantastic kit. This only comes out for special occasions (or enough money).
Sonor SQ2 specifications:
Bass drum 22"x18"
1st tom 10"x7"
2nd tom 12"x8"
3rd tom 14"x14"
4th tom 16"x16"
My regular gigging kit is small, light, looks amazing and sounds fantastic. I bought it after gigging with my Sonor kit a few times and wishing I had something lighter. Whilst I record with my Sonor kit, the Highwood kit is just so much fun to play live.
Highwood Custom Lite specifications:
Rack Tom 10"x12"
Floor Tom 14"x14"
Bass Drum 18"x16"
(Photo: Highwood Drums, 2011)
Evil Dick: Humbole Mambo
This piece is a mambo most of the time, apart from when it's a bossa nova.
Evil Dick: O Mediocracy
This swingy reggae tune turned out to be a concert favourite.
Evil Dick Chocolate Biscuits
This piece contains an example of drum programming in Digital Performer.