Jazz/World drummer & percussionist, available for private teaching, workshops and clinics. Taster Sessions and Special rates for unemployed and low incomers.
Age 38, and have been a touring musician for over 15 years. Bsc (Music, Business/Finance) graduate with over 15 years professional experience (including working in Youth centers, schools, and workshops for Mental Health). Also able to teach Violin, Percussion, Sound Production, and Advanced Theory.
Willing to travel. Full range of equipment includes 7 x piece DW drum kit, Arbiter Lite Flat Drum Kit and full range of Percussion.
1988 – 1997
Training includes with St John’s Choir School, Dorset Youth Percussion Ensemble, Bournemouth and Dorset Youth Orchestra’s, Wavendon Summer Jazz Course, Violin/Piano Grades (with Jack Maguire) Boscombe Samba Group, and local African Drum Circles
A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Uncle Fester and Mangusto (AKA - Huncho Gringo). Recording/gigs with other bands included:Godhead, Randy Cow Poke, Mostly Water, Purple Heads, Kathouse, Vontramps, Jelo, Weasil Knevil and Poppy Seed Hand Granades. Performances included: HMS President, London, The Egg Festival, Southampton, Hothouse, Bournemouth, Blanford Festival, Poole Arts Centre, National Music Day, Poole, G-Spot, Blanford , Boscombe Community Fair
- Album with Mostly Water (3 Days Past Haven) (Had Radio Play on 2CR FM) (1995)
- BTEC National Diploma in Pop Music (Bournemouth College) (1995-1997)
Jazz/World Music Drummer/Percussionist from age 16, including residency with Karin Karian Quintet (with Joe Limburn YJMY). In 1999 became Full Time Drummer on Cruise (Emerald, Caribbean) (In Wind Jam with Tim Fulker)
A large amount of performances with the Sea Monkeys, The Discord, Space Ace Robot (AKA - Spaceman) and Blacksnow .Other band recordings/ performances included: Light Brigade, Harlequin and Rusty's Revenge. Performances included: Brockenhurst College, Bournemouth Pier Approach, Grooves On The Green, Poole and Oran Mor, Glasgow. Teaching experience includes long placements with CODA Fiddle Orchestra ( Musical Trainee Assistant in local schools)
A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Manikin Time Shark, Space Ace Robot, Jack Maguire, Damian Maguire (80's Tribute) and Mazeltov (Klezmer Band). Performances including: Kozmik Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival & Psychedelic Kozfest (2011 & 2012), Devon, Meyhem In The Meadows, Wimborne, Boscombe Community Fair, Green Community Fair, Poole, The Anvil (with Psy Groove) and Space Ritual (Hawkwind members) support. South Coast Weddings/Functions with Mazeltov. Other band performances include: G13 and Ian Ellis (Jazz - with Ben Taylor).
Drummer in Hopefool (One World Day) with Mazeltov - Children’s play (by Sharon Muriuru) with actors from Dr Who and The Bill. Also Drummer/Assistant for Loose Change (Musical) (South UK Tour 2010) (Sound Solutions) and in Hitchcock's - The Pleasure Garden (Orchestral Film Re-score by Dan Cohen) (Including musicians from Royal Academy and BSO).
Weekly Workshop Leader for Lifescopes (Mental Health/Recovery) and Workshop Leader for Edukid (Overseas/African Charity). Performances in London include with Nick Collis (Jazz Trio) and The Two Steps (Jazz Group).
Certificates include: Safeguarding Awareness (Skills & Learning); Learning Assistant & Education
Special rates for unemployed, students and low income
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