About Me


I have been playing drums for as long as I can remember. Both my dad and sister played and so from an early age there was always a kit in the house. Initially driven by wanting to be better than my sister, drums soon turned into my hobby and 20 years later I still haven't put the sticks down as it has turned into my profession.

In 2010 I left university having graduated with both a BA and MA in Music Performance, specialising in Drum Kit Studies.

I now work as a full-time Musician; teaching kit from my home studio in Chester, working at Chester University on both the BA and MA Music Courses and as lead Percussion Tutor for the Cheshire Music Service, all whilst keeping a busy Performing schedule around the UK with various Live Projects.

Musical Influences


  • ​* Jeff Porcaro                               

  • * Phil Collins                                  

  • * John Bonham

  • * Vinnie Colauita

  • * Gavin Harrison


  • ​* Stevie Wonder

  • * John Mayer

  • * Michael Jackson

  • * Fat Freddy's Drop

  • * Frank Zappa                           

  • ​* Steely Dan - Aja

  • * Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

  • * Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scotts

  • * Queens of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf

  • * Jordan Rakei - Cloak                          

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