About Me:

I'm a pro-drummer with a degree in popular music performance based near Bristol, UK. Having toured professionally since 2009, I've had the pleasure of working on tours alongside Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Muse, Cage The Elephant, Kongos, Placebo, Editors, Manic Street Preachers, Passion Pit, Silversun Pickups, The Temper Trap and more. I love the tech side of my job and have built various custom rack systems, MIDI interfaces and even a laser harp.

Experience:

Drums: Having worked as a touring drummer for many years I have a vast knowledge of most drum brands, hardware configurations, cymbals & electronic pads. More importantly, I know how to fix them or create effective work-arounds to help get you through the show. I can also tune or dampen drums to your preferred tone or find the 'sweet spot' for maximum resonance. Playback: Throughout my career I have tested, developed & used a variety of playback devices. The complexity of these systems depend entirely on budget constraints & show requirements. I have worked with multiple computers synced to enable seamless switching between units, flash players & iPods. I am continually developing & updating my own ableton plug-in specifically for playback.

Product Knowledge:

Acoustic Drums: Yamaha, Pearl, Remo, Gretsch, Mapex, Ludwig, Ddrum, C&C, Premier, Tama... Hardware: DW, Yamaha, Gibraltar, Pearl, Mapex, Blue Dog... Cymbals: Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, Meinl, Ufip... Electronic Drums: Yamaha DTX, Alesis DD1, Ddrum Triggers, Ddrum Pads, Roland V-Drums, Roland SPDS... Audio Interfaces: Motu 828 mk2, Motu Ultralite mk2, M-Audio Project-Mix... IEM's JH Audio IEM's, Sennheiser IEM transmitters & receivers, Sure IEM transmitters & receivers... DJ: Akai APC-40, Akai MPC's, Pioneer Nexus 2000, Technics SL1210's, Traktor Kontrol S4... Microphones: Sure, Sennheiser, Blue, Rode... Miscellaneous: Roland RC-50 LoopStation, Roland Juno G, Ensonic EPS, KORG Triton, MPK Mini, Boss FS-5U...

Other Experience:

Radio Stations: BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, BBC Wales, BBC Radio WM, XFM, KEXP, Sirius XM, Virgin Radio... TV Shows: Channel 4 Mercury Awards Show, Topman CTRL, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, BBC Glastonbury Live coverage, BBC Reading & Leeds live coverage, Channel 4 JD Sets, Lollapalooza live coverage, BBC Cymry, Google live webcast, Yahoo live webcast... Festivals: Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza (Chicago,Brazil,Chile,Argentina), BBC Big Weekend, SXSW, Wakestock, ACL, Benicassim, Sziget, Coachella...

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