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

I’ve been fortunate enough to play with Cee Lo Green, Robyn, Cher Lloyd, Cyndi Lauper, Robots In Disguise and many others as well as on X Factor, The Paul O’Grady Show and at Wembley Stadium. I am currently working with artists in the UK and Germany.

Trying To Cheat Time

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I saw a post online this week that caught my attention. It said something like: ‘Female singers needed for an exciting project, aged 18-26. If you need to lie about your age, that’s no problem as long as we can agree on it’. ‘Great!’ I thought. I know a few fantastic singers who I would [...]

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Being Pollyanna

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When I was little, one of my favourite films was ‘Pollyanna’. It was released in 1960 and it starred Hayley Mills as an orphan who believed that having a positive attitude made life better. She always played ‘the glad game’ and listed everything she was grateful for. I remember thinking that if I knew Pollyanna [...]

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New job…

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I’m ecstatic to have been offered the job of editor for Drummer magazine! I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Blaze Publishing and getting hands on with the London Drum Show. Read more about it here! x

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Hey there 2014!

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Just 1.5 years ago I never could have known that I’d be where I am now and doing what I’m doing. It’s been a bizarre time with huge personal changes for me; I’ve had to do a lot of listening to what the little voice inside was telling me to do and follow signs that [...]

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