NEWS PAGE

Dear friends, once again, I hope all is well in your corner of the World!

Please check out my new promo video featuring studio footage of a recent recording session of some ‘Rhythm for Film’ tracks at Crank Studios WA.

Great news, the scores of my compositions ‘Rumble’ and ‘Boot Stomper’ are now available to purchase. Please head to the Store Page for more info.

I’m also available for studio work in 2024, please head to the Online Sessions Page for more info.

2023

I’m happy to say that I’m super busy in 2023. What with, recording new compositions, mixing, editing, shooting a promo-video, running exams, teaching, and writing arrangements, days off are a distant memory!

A ‘behind the scenes’ photo of our video shoot at Crank Studios in July 2023, with Lee Buddle and Gareth Andersen.

Back to it! – January 2023

2022

In 2022, I’m beginning a new venture, titled ‘Rhythm for Film’, featuring my rhythmical compositions.

The recording sessions are underway, it’s all very exciting, and I’m very pleased with the results so far!

2021

I’m really enjoying my new role as ‘Drum Specialist’ Examiner for Rockschool, some great young players, Inspiring!

2020

‘Overdubs’ at Soundbaker Studios, great fun 😊

2019

Great news, my new book The Junior Drummer’s Bible has won the ‘Best Edition Award’ at this year’s Frankfurt Musikmesse!! Obviously I’m delighted and would like to send my sincere thanks to Detlef Kessler and everyone at AMA Verlag in Germany. I’d also like to send a huge thanks to Rob Agostini, Gareth Andersen, David Pye, Amanda Ianuzzi and Sky Simone who make up my incredible team in Australia.

More good news, our album is now available on Spotify!!

Preview Videos:

‘Beep Bap Bop’ 

‘Casting Off’ 

2018

I am now back in Australia after my recent trip to Europe. I had a great time in Berlin visiting my book publisher, AMA Verlag. I would sincerely like to thank Detlef & Maike Kessler, Harald Wingerter and all the wonderful team at AMA for your kindness and making me feel so welcome x

‘Ready for Shipping’ at the AMA Verlag Warehouse, Berlin!

2017

I had a fab time on my recent holiday in the USA. I’ve visited the ‘States’ several times before but never really had time off to do the ‘tourist thing’. It truly was a fantastic experience to catch up with some old friends and finally see the sights of San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, I highly recommend it!

2016

I’m beginning an album with some dear old friends this year.

In the 1980s, shortly before I moved to London, I played in a Jazz/Funk band called The Hairstyles, in my hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne. The band was led by keyboard player/composer Stuart Collingwood and featured Mark Austin (guitar), Neil Harland (bass), Pete Greenaway (sax), and myself on drums. We played a residency at the Corner House Jazz Club in Newcastle as well as various festivals.

After finding an old cassette of some of our live performances, I contacted Stuart in regards to recording a few tracks, this is very exciting!

The Hairstyles – 1980s

Drum Sessions – Soundbaker Studio 2016

Drum Sessions – Soundbaker Studio 2016

2015

It was great to perform an orchestral ‘Night of the Musicals’ featuring the wonderful Lucy Durak and WAYO conducted by Chris Van Tuinen. This was a hugely enjoyable show that featured songs from Cats, Evita, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar & Les Misérables.

Here are some pics from the show.

Chat soon x

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