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 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 and Roses, AC DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Nirvana and so so many more in the late 80’s early 90’s, as well as going through the grunge scene in my college years.
I was around 11 years old when I decided to start playing an instrument , I started playing drums at the age of 12 on and off but from 30, it has become my main instrument. I t was around this time I when to Westminster College to study sound engineering. 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
Currently 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 we released a track with Hed P.E and July 2022 released 2 new songs, with one featuring Jot Maxi (Hacktivist) and Adam Ramey (Dropout Kings) ‘ For Crying out Loud’. Matt – Tom – Andy and myself are working on the new 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 just to name a few.
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 tones 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 ahead 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