I began my recording career with indie-rock trio Bowlfish. Guided by Laurence Bell (Roughneck, Domino Records), the band recorded and released regularly and performed alongside American alternative acts. My first fully-professional band Tokyo Dragons – a hard rock ‘n’ roll quartet – recorded and toured extensively, signing with Island records. Prior to becoming a member of Joe Elliott’s Down ‘N’ Outz (Def Leppard singer’s side project) I played with the Quireboys, and worked closely with The Union (Luke Morley/Thunder, Pete Shoulder/Winterville).I’ve also enjoyed playing with Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Mick Ralphs (Bad Co,Mott The Hoople), Kirk Brandon, Stam Stammers (Spear Of Destiny/Theatre Of Hate), Craig Adams (Mission/Cult), Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart), Pavement, Pete Shoulder (The Union), Max Rafferty (The Kooks), Claytown Troupe, The Priscillas, Tracie Hunter, Liz Westwood (Westworld), Derran Brownson (EMF), Heavy Metal Kids, Daniel Jeanrenaud (The Camden Cat)
Current projects include ultra-new band Wayward Sons, debut LP in 2017. Kirk Brandon’s Spear Of Destiny featuring glam/pop/rock/ska beats. New band Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind – a swamp-lounge, shakin swingin R’n’R, debut LP in 2017. Alluri – fresh Indo-indie rock, from Hyderabad. Joe Elliott’s Down N Outz – a homage to Mott The Hoople’s style of rock n roll.
I’ve worked with some highly respected Producers, Mixers & Engineers :
Chris D’Adda, Ger McDonnell, Keith More, Luke Morley, Ronan McHugh, Joe Elliott, Nick Brine, Nigel Godrich, Kurt Bloch, Dan Swift, Pedro Ferreira, Martin Levan, Tom Aitkenhead, Paul Tipler, Jason Howes, Ade Emsley, Frankie Stubbs, Pete Russell, Sophie Grant, Chris Fullard, Scooby, Paul Fyfe, Pete Dutton, Alex McGowan, Chris Corney, Steve Mack.
I’ve toured with, played alongside Status Quo, Paul Rodgers, Mott The Hoople, Def Leppard, Ian Hunter, Cheap Trick, Kula Shaker, Skid Row, Alter Bridge, Mick Ralphs, Thunder, Nashville Pussy, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, Danko Jones, Urge Overkill, The Lemonheads, The Wildhearts, The Almighty, Ween, The Datsuns, Pavement, Supersuckers, Screaming Trees, Thee Hypnotics, Afghan Whigs, Sebadoh, Leatherface, Winnebago Deal, and performed regularly on the main-stages of Europe’s greatest Festivals.
I received professional tutoring courtesy of Colin Wilkinson, and also attended and studied at the ‘Harrow School for Young Musicians’ as a multi-percussionist. I won the HSYM Percussionist Of The Year award, during this time. The annual ‘Extravaganza’ concerts were held in historic venues that included The Royal Albert Hall and The Barbican Centre, in London.