I am a professional musician with over 10 years of playing experience. I started playing drums at the age of 12 throughout school, and have been obsessed ever since I picked up my first pair of drum sticks. I started out playing weekly at the local open mic night aged 14. I then moved on to playing an array of shows around the UK with Hit's Parade,A Smiths Tribute Band, Wheres Wallyand more locally based Swansea bands. I moved on to study my undergraduate degree 'Contemporary and Popular Music Studies BA (Hons)' at Newcastle University where I spent three of the best years of my life. I met many of the worlds most influential drummers and studied under one of the best teachers in England, Geoff Hutchinson. I ended a 1:1 in my major performance modules. I recently graduated my 'Masters in Advanced Musical Studies' degree at Royal Holloway, University of London with a Merit, and am continuing to learn under Steve White and Doug Harper.
I have experience in everything recording, audio recording, video recording, editing, mixing and mastering and do all of these for my own YouTube videos - as well as this I have experience in Live Sound. I specialise in playing Pop, Rock, Covers and Fusion. I am constantly pushing my technique, skills and developing my style into new areas as to become the most complete musician I can be. Currently I'm looking at in depth at Garry Chaffee's 'Linear Patterns', Joe Morello's 'Master Studies' and 'The Breakbeats Bible' by Mike Adamo, using all that I learn to utilise in the music I love to play. I have been fortunate enough to have been taught by some of the best music teachers across the globe such as Ben Stone, Geoff Hutchinson, Tony Thunder-Smith, Larry Finn and Henrique De-Almeida (at my time at Berklee College of Music Summer 2014). I am now studying with Steve White in London. All of these teachers have added new elements to my thought processes, playing and practice repertoire, abilities and humility.
Currently, I'm playing on Carnival Cruise Line and have just completed my first contract. I'm also working on working on more drum videos and content in general for my social media profiles.