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.

Sheila E interview

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  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 [...]

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Thank you, Jan Faulkner, for being a great teacher and an even greater person

Jan Faulkner

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 [...]

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She Makes War’s ‘Rattlesnake live’ and a free download of ‘Slow puncture’

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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 [...]

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Rich Redmond interview (Jason Aldean)

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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 [...]

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