I started playing drums at 13 years old on an old Beverley 3 piece kit in my Garage. Early influences came from the likes of Roger Taylor (Queen) and Phil Collins.
After a few lessons at school I progressed to my first proper kit and soon after joined a Soul and blues band which played the local clubs and music bars.
I soon got interested in prog rock, with the likes of Genesis and Rush and pretty much anything that caught my ear. more recent influences come from the likes of Vinnie Colaiuta, Benny Greb, Ash Soan and Aaron Spears.
Over the years I have played rock, pop, soul, blues, punk, metal, country and jazz and pretty much anything else in between.
Currently I am playing with North East Pop / Rock cover band The Fly Guys, which sees me travelling up and down the country on weekends playing clubs, bars, holiday parks and corporate events.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
The sticks I am Currently playing are the Collision 5b Standards. After playing for close to 30 years, I’ve played sticks by every stick manufacturer imaginable. Trying to find that “perfect pair” that feels right in my hands, has great balance and great durability has been no mean task. Being a heavier player, I have found myself snapping sticks every gig which is why I was always on the hunt for the perfect pair, which i believe I have found with the Collision 5b Standards.
This Company may be small at the minute, but they have great ideas and big ambition which will take them all the way to the top. The quality of the wood and the manufacturing process behind these sticks make them seriously heavy hitters. These sticks more than hold their own when compared with well known brands which is why it made perfect sense to switch to them. Once you’ve tried a pair for yourself, you wont want anything else!