Reading – UK
band: The Final Clause of Tacitus
STICK SIZE: 5A // 7a
My musical background started when I was very young, I have my parents to thank, for bringing me up on a strong background of music with bands such as: The Eagles, The Who, The Jam, Bob Marley, The Doors, but I also grew up in a very poignant part of life, where I was able to nurture my love for music with bands such as, Guns & Roses, AC DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Nirvana, Greenday, Foo Fighters, Beastie boys and so so many more. It didn’t stop there, I also grew a love for old school dance and Funk bands and yes, I had a 7” Mc Hammer record, haha.
I was around 11 years old when I decided to start playing an instrument ( Guitar, but it was around the age of 12 I started to play the drums on and off, but from the age of 30, it has become my main instrument. It was around this time I went to Westminster College to study sound engineering, which opened my eyes to different styles of music even more. I was exposed to the urban music scene as well as many other genres, which helped me to grow as a drummer at that time.
I’m not a drummer that likes to sit still, you will often see me on stage with my arms flying around like an octopus
I am the Full-time drummer for The Final Clause of Tacitus. We have played with the likes of Hacktivist, We Are Scientists, (Hed) P.E., Electric 6, DJ Lethal, Senser, 808 State and Crazy Town. Last year 2021, we released a track with Hed P.E Called ‘Not Today’ and in July 2022 released 2 new songs, 1st ‘Fall Apart’ and the 2nd featuring Jot Maxi (Hacktivist) and Adam Ramey (Dropout Kings) ‘ For Crying out Loud’.
Matt – Tom – Andy and myself are working on the new TFCOT album, which we plan to release at the start of 2023
We have played lots of great shows over the years , we have lots to look forward to 2022 as we are booked to play the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, in 2023 the Breaking Bands festival and we are just finishing off our 2023 European tour dates.
“Press quotes & testimonials”
Unstoppable UK crossover crew THE FINAL CLAUSE OF TACITUS charge again with their fiery new single and video, For Crying Out Loud – https://youtu.be/kfwNXh9ad0w . This scorching track features both Jot Maxi (Hacktivist), and Adam Ramey (Dropout Kings)
The Final Clause Of Tacitus back for their second EP “Not Like The Rest” – starting with “Turn Tables” this track does not disappoint with its slapping bass lines, groovy beats and catchy lyrics – TFCoT bring a modern twist to the classic tunes of Funk Rock, welcome to one of the best EPs of 2018.
It starts in pretty epic fashion with opening track Tables Turn, which starts off with some spoken words lamenting the state of our society, then launches into a huge opening riff, a cry of “Come on” by vocalist Matt Dunne. There’s a brief pause, then a cry of “And so we’re back, straight in with the attack, so what’s the craic” then Matt goes off on his trademark spiralling rapped vocal delivery. It then explodes into a chorus of shouted vocals of “And just like that, I take it back” over the top of an awesome bouncy riff that you can’t help but smash your head along to.
WHY DO YOU PLAY COLLISION?
I play with 5A and 7A sticks. They are great sticks to play with great build/finish. Compared to other brans that I have used in the past.
The Staff have been great in all emails and calls we have had together. I have the sense of a family environment which is something I am big about. i have told all my drumming friends to check Collision sticks out as i feel they are amazing sticks and recommend everyone to have at least a pair or two in their stick bag