Freelance Session Drummer & Tutor
I've been drumming since 2008, and have recently graduated from Newcastle University with a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary and Popular Music. Since I moved to the North East (from the North West) in 2015 I've been lucky enough to work with loads of fantastic musicians inside and outside of the city, and have had great fun sharing stages with bands and artists performing genres ranging from jazz to rock, country to funk, and Motown to indie.
I've been studying jazz throughout my degree with the intention of improving my musicality, vocabulary, and technique so that I can be thrown into any situation and not be terrified, which was helped massively through the variety of projects I have play with whilst juggling being a freelance and session drummer with doing a degree. Below this section you'll see a number of bands that I currently work with, and below that a list of companies, venues, and organisations that I have previously worked with including ITV (Vera S07E04, 2017), Houghton Hall (Royal Charity Event, 2016), and Oxbridge (Trinity and St. Hilda's May Balls, 2018).
I'm currently working hard with a handful of musicians on some original projects, acting as part of a backing band for some singer-songwriters, which has giving me a platform to apply some of the nerdy music stuff I've learnt through my degree to make some songs that have a technical twist.
My experience of drumming in such a range of styles and genres has allowed me to perform with a countless list of musicians who are all better than me at something or another, so I push myself to learn from them and push them in return.
My aim is to learn, improve, and enjoy every aspect of music I come in contact with.