I recently wrote this piece for mikedolbear.com; it contains as much advice as I can think of for going to auditions as well as a lot of the strange experiences I have had while auditioning myself! Auditions – A Mental Minefield Well, the good news is that you have just had a call about [...]Read More: Auditions – A mental minefield
Welcome to my Website!
I’m a session, studio and touring drummer/percussionist who also teaches and writes for UK drum website MikeDolbear.com (see ‘Interviews’).
I sing backing vocals
Play well to a click track
Have toured the UK, Europe and Japan since 2006
Have a First Class Ba Hons degree in Contemporary Popular Music (ACM)
Read and transcribe music
Play all different styles and have played with orchestras, big bands, brass bands, steel bands, pop, rock and acoustic acts.
Am a member of the Musicians’ Union
Interview with Derrick McKenzie – Jamiroquai Derrick McKenzie has been playing drums for Jamiroquai for 18 years – longer than the lifetime of most of today’s pop stars – and the band is still going strong. In his most recent interview with mikedolbear.com Derrick brings us up to date with what he is working [...]Read More: Derrick McKenzie interview (Jamiroquai)
At the end of last year I got a call from a media company working on behalf of Bosch UK who were looking for a drummer for their ‘All Around You’ campaign. The idea was to create a 2-3 minute piece of music using a wide range of Bosch products (I knew about car batteries [...]Read More: Bosch ‘All Around You’ video campaign
Ben Thompson Ben Thompson interview – Two Door Cinema Club Ben Thompson has been touring with Northern Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club for more than three years after studying at BIMM. He is currently out on the road for the band’s European tour for the new album, ‘Beacon’, but he took time [...]Read More: Ben Thompson interview (Two Door Cinema Club)