I am an 19 year old drummer of 12 years who has studied up to grade 8 in the Trinity College London exam board gaining distinction throughout each grade. At the age of 16 I was accepted into the Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) who specialise in Performing and Creative Arts where I studied Music full-time. I am currently studying for my BA Music degree specialising in Jazz at the Leeds Conservatoire, this is where I have one to one drum tuition with renowned international professional drummer Sebastiaan De Krom who has toured and recorded with, most notably, Herbie Hancock and Jamie Cullum.
At the age of 16 I auditioned and was accepted into The Vivas who are an award winning national function band who play all over the UK. I enjoy touring as well as filming promotional videos and doing various photo shoots that are part of our busy schedule. Starting to work as a professional musician at such a young age is a great experience and is one that I would recommend to anyone who wants to start their career in the industry. As well as The Vivas I play in a more casual band, Mad Sounds, we are a 2 piece indie rock duo signed with Distrokid Labels with an EP and a single released on Spotify and other platforms such as Apple Music and Deezer. I also play with upcoming singer-songwriters Joe Ward, who will be releasing his first single later this year, and Harry Moon of which I play in his band, Harry Moon and the Cardboard Rocket, who have recently started to gather a following across the UK.
I have performed in the pit band of numerous musical theatre shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act in various venues across the West Midlands including the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham. As a session musician I am very versatile and I promote myself on multiple social media platforms by covering lots of genres of music and artists that interest and inspire me, numerous examples of this can be found on my social media links.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
“My son is a drummer and he shared one of Haydn’s videos with me. Clearly he is very talented and has inspired my son to listen and play different genres of music. Worth a watch!”
– Marilyn James
“Good looking, young and talented. You will go far!”
– Janice Locker
“They [The Vivas] made our wedding so memorable for every guest. Got everyone dancing. They knew exactly how to engage the crowd, when they came down from the stage you could really see what amazing musicians they are”
– Sarah North (Client)
“Genuinely was excellent and made the evening! Even better than I remember from the wedding we saw you at before”
– Liam Condron (Client)
“My wife and I had the best night of our lives and the band played the biggest part in that. You were all such great people but even better musicians so thank you so much”
– Jay Adam (Client)