Thanks for visiting my site. I am a drummer currently performing with Man the Lifeboats, a London based five-piece band that plays raucous, original, upbeat folk-rock music. I joined at the start of 2018 and there is a lot planned for this year already. We recorded our debut EP at Soup Studios in London in February and that is set for release in May, just in time for our performance at The Bearded Theory Spring Gathering - one of several festivals already in the diary.   

The last few years were really great for music and shows. Special highlights for sure would be my performances with Aidan and the Wildfires over two nights on two main stages at the Purbeck Valley Folk Festival in August 2016 or, any of the dozens of shows we did at The Troubadour in London. The band released its debut single I wish I was King which is now available on all good online music stores! Click here to be directed to the CD Baby Page. It was recorded at Gospel Oak Studios in Warwickshire with engineers Bary (Baz) Bayliss and Mike Exeter at the helm.  

What else is happening? 2018 will see me continue to make investments and improvements in new tech and upgrades in my home studio. Towards the back end of 2016 I started work on a live room complete with a full drum kit and piano and I expect to have it fully soundproofed by March. Those that know me well know how passionate I am about production and getting involved in creative projects - my live room is the obvious next step and something I have been quietly working on for some time. For more details please visit my Studio page on the site. Contact me to book in a session.    

"Listen well and listen to as much as you can...I've always made sure to analyze why a song works. Structure, dynamics, melody, and then, of course, the playing. All of these things coalesce to make a tune successful or not. Listen to the greats. Listen to the not-so-greats. Check out everything you can. Ask yourself, 'Can I play that part?' and then try to play it...You can give yourself an incredible musical education in the privacy of your own bedroom if you just open up your ears and your mind." - Josh Freese

© Flash images above #1, #2, #4 and #5 are courtesy of DK Photography taken live at The Jam House, Birmingham UK, 28th April 2015, 28th July 2015, and 29th December 2015. Photo #3 taken by Kristine Petersone live at The Troubadour, London 28th Nov 2015.
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