ABOUT

I’m a drummer based in Scotland, currently working on writing and recording music with EBB, and Krow & The Electric Temple at The Lodge Arts Collective.  Over the years I’ve worked with a variety of artists and have performed all over the U.K and parts of Europe.  Throughout this time I have taught drums to pupils at various stages of drumming, from complete beginners to intermediate and experienced players.  As well as this I have also helped facilitate and lead community music workshops with various groups around Scotland.

Where did it all start?…

I have had a love for music all of my life, growing up in a very musical family in the Shetland Islands, a lot of my childhood was spent jumping around at ceilidh dances, or my parents bands rehearsals, or when no one was looking rocking out to ‘Wild Thing’ on my Dad’s old guitar.  I realised my love for drums in particular when we got a drum kit at our primary school, I was hooked, I wanted to do nothing else than play drums!  (Much to my teachers despair I’m sure) 

Throughout primary and high school I started to have monthly, then weekly drum lessons at school.  As well as heading down to the main town Lerwick, to take part in a Drum Club called Drum Jamm whenever I could.  Somewhere along the way I completed a grade 6 Rock School exam with distinction. 

Getting serious…

After I finished my 6th year of school my love for music remained strong, however I was fairly lacking in confidence in my own abilities.  I wanted to study music at University, but was terrified of playing in front of people, so applied to a variety of courses, including Geography, Music History, Geology.  Eventually I realised all I really wanted to do was play music, and if I wanted to do that I would have to get serious and just go for it!  So I ended up moving down to Glasgow where I completed an HNC in Popular Music at Stow College.  I then went on to continue my studies at Edinburgh Napier University where I graduated with a BA Hons (2:1) in Popular Music, specialising in performance. 

 

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