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’
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 Rich Redmond – Jason Aldean Photo Paul Griffin Interview with Rich Redmond Rich Redmond is a drummer that you should know about. Rich is based in Nashville and Los Angeles, and is the touring and recording drummer with multi platinum recording artist Jason Aldean. In addition to playing sold out stadiums, Rich [...]Read More: Rich Redmond interview (Jason Aldean)
Mark Cross Interview with Mark Cross Mark Cross lives in the UK but has also spent a lot of his career in Greece and Germany working with bands and artists, including Saracen, Tank, Firewind, German metal bands Helloween and Metalium and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan. Earlier in the year mikedolbear.com caught up with Mark [...]Read More: Mark Cross interview (Tainted Nation)
Interview with Pat Illingworth Pat Illingworth is a British drummer whose live credits include the James Taylor Quartet, Sia, Jerry Dammers and the Cinematic Orchestra, while in the studio he has worked with artists such as Corinne Bailey Rae and acclaimed producers such as Dave Stewart and Steve Levine. In his interview with mikedolbear.com, [...]Read More: Pat Illingworth interview (James Taylor Quartet)