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 [...]Read More: Hey there 2014!
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
Photo; Rob Shanahan Interview with Sheila E When I was growing up there weren”t many women who were playing drums in the public eye. Sheila E was one of my drum heroines; glamorous, in charge of her career and multi-talented, she showed me that women could be musicians. Fast forward twenty years and I [...]Read More: Sheila E interview
I’m really saddened to have heard about the passing of a woman I only met a few times but who had a huge impact on my life; Jan Faulkner. I have vague memories of first meeting Jan when I was a child taking drum kit and percussion exams. Those exams were really enjoyable experiences for [...]Read More: Thank you, Jan Faulkner, for being a great teacher and an even greater person
In August I had the pleasure of playing drums on a couple of gigs with She Makes War, made up of the SO-talented-I-can’t-tell-you-how-much-in-words Laura Kidd and her gorgeous gang of musicians, The Magpie Hearts. We had a ninja rehearsal in her living room, a gig in Bristol and then one the following day in London [...]Read More: She Makes War’s ‘Rattlesnake live’ and a free download of ‘Slow puncture’