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New gigs

April has been a great month and we’re only half way through! The sun makes a massive difference, doesn’t it?!

The interview side of things is really busy at the moment with a new feature coming up soon – I’ll have more details of that over the next couple of months. On the last site update for my interview with James Hester (Cars On Fire, Malachai, tutor at Bristol’s BIMM and Technical Editor of Drummer magazine) went online. What a top guy! You can read James’ interview here and find out more about his new book, “Mind Over Meter’.

I’ve recently finished working on two interviews with huge rock drummers – I can’t wait for those to go online and am stoked that I got to speak to them on behalf of Mike’s website.

Things have gone nuts on the gig side of things as well. After two auditions I was picked last week to play in Alistair Griffin’s new band. Rehearsals begin at the end of the week for our first performance of his next single for live TV. I’m thrilled to get to work with him and can’t wait to meet the rest of the band!  Check his music out here -

Alistair Griffin\’s \’Just Drive\’, BBC Formula 1 Outro

This week I’ve also had some dates confirmed where I’ll be playing percussion for Matt Kilford. Matt is from the same area as me and he has the most fantastic voice – I’ve been a fan of his music for a long time so looking forward to those. Have a listen to him here.

I’ve had my first listen in full to the new Robots in Disguise album, which will be released soon. Got a couple of dates with them over the next month and can’t wait to get my teeth into the new tunes!

All in all things are busy but that’s just the way I like it. I’ve got a lot of new music to learn and lots of gigs in the diary, which is perfect :)


Kapil Trivedi (Mystery Jets)

If you’re feeling down about England’s home grown talent at the moment then look no further – the Mystery Jets’ drummer, Kapil Trivedi, will cheer you up. The 25 year old Londoner is described as ‘inspirational’ by Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys and is about to release his third record with the band. We met up for a chat near the river at London Bridge to talk about drumming, dancing and tabla…

Before we start I’d like to commend you on your dancing in the video for ‘Dreaming of another world’. Did you learn that for the video or are you naturally blessed with those moves?

Oh no, I wouldn’t say that! I didn’t learn anything though, that’s the power within! But it was really difficult ‘cos the director played the song twice as first so when you play it normally it has a slow motion effect. So he was just like, ‘Dance boy, dance!’. I had to get him to cut out what was in there before. There were some wild moves.

Who thinks up the video concepts?

In the first few records it came from us. During the second record we started to allow the director to have a bit more say, which is the right thing to do cos they have a vision when they hear your song and if they pick up on the vibe then you just go with that and that’s what happened with this. With ‘Dreaming’ the director, Yoaan Lemoine, saw our art work, Myspace and our press photos and he knew what it was about.