North Shields UK
band: The Beatles Experience UK
STICK SIZE: 5A
My name is Dave and I’ve been drumming since the age of 5….
I first got into drumming through watching the drummer in my brothers band and it’s something that’s come natural to myself!
I’m mainly self taught, but have also been involved in lessons with a youth jazz orchestra when I was about 9.
I joined my first band when I was 10 and have been in bands ever since. When I left school the band I was in had the opportunity to play in Tenerife, so I was there for 8 years playing 7 days a week.
In 1999 I came back from Tenerife to join a beatles tribute band, to which I’ve been doing ever since. This band has taken me around the world playing on major cruise ships (Cunard/ P&O/Saga) theatre tours around the UK, headlining small festivals around the country. We’ve also played gigs for the likes of the British consulate in Jamaica, Richard Branson for Virgin airways, VW for when the new Beatle was introduced and David Beckhams home for Victorias dads birthday…. Which was an experience!!
Came endorsed by a cymbal company called Omete a year ago which has got me into studio work also promoting the cymbal which has opened a few doors into putting down tracks for people for their demos
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
Collision don’t just make sticks, I feel the brand is more personal to the artist like a close nit family with moral support!
I would recommend collision sticks because of its durability, well balanced,a great level of versatility and you feel in more of control of the stick in your hand