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Adaptable and versatile drummer based in the North-east.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Electro-Swing, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1920s era music, Country, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Ragtime, Jazz fusion, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Barbershop, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Top 40, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Funk rock, R&B, Vintage, Rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Punk rock, Hard rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Calypso, Cuban music, Indian music, Italian music, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Samba
Arranger, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Drum technician, Producer, Audio engineer, Transcription, Composer, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
Don’t look back in anger
Half the world away
Cigarettes and Alcohol
Rock n Roll Star
Some Might Say
All These Things That I Have Done
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
Read my Mind
Run For Cover
Smile Like You Mean It
Somebody Told Me
When You Were Young
Glamorous Indie Rock n Roll
Under the Gun
The Way it Was
Shot at the Night
For Reasons Unknown
A Dustland Fairytale
Andy You're A Star
Believe Me Natalie
Bling (The Confession of a King)
This River is Wild
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Fake Tales of San Francisco
Still Take You Home
When the Sun Goes Down
From the Ritz to Rubble
A Certain Romance
R U Mine?
Another One Bites The Dust
Radio Ga Ga
Don't Stop Me Now
Somebody to Love
I Want to Break Free
We Are the Champions
We Will Rock You
Crazy Little Thing Calle Love
Fat Bottomed Girls
The Show Must Go On
A Kind of Magic
I Want it All
Hammer to Fall
Seven Seas Of Rhye
It's A Hard Life
Play the Game
Tie Your Mother Down
Learn to Fly
All My Life
Times Like These
Best Of You
The Feast and the Famine
Locked Out of Heaven
That's What I Like
Versace on the Floor
Love Me do
She Loves You
From Me To You
Ticket to Ride
We Can Work it Out
I Feel Fine
Can't Buy Me Love
I Want to Hold Your Hand
All You Need is Love
Rock with You
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Off the Wall
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man In the Mirror
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Remember The Time
Black or White
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
I Can't Help It
BLUR - Parklife, Song 2
THE VERSE - Lucky Man, Bittersweet Symphony
TOPLOADER - Dancing in the Moonlight
THE ZUTONS - Valerie
THE KOOKS - Naive, She Moves in Her Own Way
THE FEELING - Sewn, Fill My Little World
JET - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
FRATELLIS - Chelsea Dagger
JAMES - Sit Down
KINGS OF LEON - Sex On Fire, Use Somebody, Milk
WHEATUS - Teenage Dirtbag
THE STROKES - Last Nite
BLINK-182 - All The Small Things, Whats My Age Again?, Adam's Song
RAZORLIGHT - In The Morning, America, Golden Touch
THE CORAL - Dreaming of You
FRANZ FERDINAND - Take Me Out
KASABIAN - Fire
KAISER CHIEFS - Ruby, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, I Predict a Riot
STEREOPHONICS - Dakota
SUPERGRASS - Alright
PAOLO NUTINI - New Shoes, Pencil Full of Lead
GEORGE EZRA - Shotgun
OUTKAST - Hey Ya
AMY WINEHOUSE - Rehab, Valerie, Back to Black, Mr Magic
BRIAN ADAMS - Summer of '69
THE CLASH - Should I Stay or Go
THE POLICE - Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Message in Bottle
THE PROCLAIMERS - 500 Miles
THIN LIZZY - The Boys are Back in Town
THE KINKS - You Really Got Me
JOHNNY CASH - Ring of Fire
VAN MORRISON - Brown Eyed Girl
OTIS REDDING - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
THE TEMPTATIONS - My Girl, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Get Ready
SAM COOKE - Bring it On Home To Me
WILSON PICKETT - Mustang Sally, 634-5789
THE TEMPER TRAP - Sweet Disposition, Science of Fear
JAMES BROWN - I Got You, Get Up Offa That Thing, Get Up, Funky Drummer
CHUCK BERRY - Johnny B Goode
CHAKA KHAN - I Feel For You, Ain't Nobody, Every Little Thing, I'm Every Woman
WHITNEY HOUSTON - I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody
CEE LO GREEN - F*** You
DAFT PUNK - Get Lucky
THE JACKSON 5 - I Want You Back, ABC, Blame it On The Boogie
JACKIE WILSON - Higher and Higher
MAROON 5 - Moves Like Jagger, This Love
HALL & OATES - You Make My Dreams Come True
BILLY JOEL - Uptown Girl
LUTHER VANDROSS - Never Too Much
STEVIE WONDER - Superstition, Signed, Sealed, Delivered,
BILL WITHERS - Use Me
EARTH, WIND, & FIRE - September, Boogie Wonderland
AND MANY MORE...
Including more pop, funk, almost the entirety of John Coltrane's back catalogue with lots more jazz, and show tunes.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I try to be as flexible as I can. Just let me know if any changes in the lead up to the event.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I can if you like, I've got some cracking playlists.
How much time do you need to set up?
My record for setting up my whole kits from cases to gig ready is 9mins 52secs, but, ideally, about half an hour is enough to have a set up without stress.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Absolutely, choose whatever songs you like from my extensive song list, and request any that you'd like or warn me of some you'd like to void.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I do. I have two drum kits for different settings (one smaller one for Jazz and quieter gigs, one bigger one for heavier and louder concerts), with full cymbals set up. I also own a cajon and various bits of percussion for acoustic gigs, as well as kick and snare mics if you'd like a bit more oomph.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I absolutely can, as long as there is adequate notice. No extra fee, just let me know!
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I'm easy to work with, I learn the songs with great details, and I love what I do!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Newcastle, Keele, Royal Holloway Universities, ITV, BBC, Sage Gateshead, St James' Park, Riverside Stadium, Mowden Park, Camden Market, British Army, Houghton Hall, Beamish Hall, Lumley Castle, Tribfest, Newbury Real Ale Festival, Bush Hall, Hilton, Marriott, The Cluny, Middlesborough Theatre, The Garage (Islington), and many more.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Larnell Lewis, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Benny Greb, Jack de Johnette, ?uestlove, Ronnie Vanucci Jr, Chad Smith, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Matt Helders, Ben Johnston, Mike Portnoy, Sput Searight, Nate Smith.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
At this time of writing (March 2019), it was the Kopycat Killers double whammy of the world's largest tribute festival (Tribfest 2018) in front of 6000 people followed by Newbury Real Ale Festival in front of 10,000 people. www.thekopycatkillers.com
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£75|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£400|
Studio rate per hour
Anything you'd like me to record in your studio or mine at home.
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