I've been playing drums since the age of 17. I'm
self taught, mostly due to the fact I didn't know anyone at the
time who could give me lessons. Through listening to music, watching
drummers on Top of the Pops and experimenting (and practising)
I managed to get a basic grasp of this amazing instrument.
I currently play a Roland electronic drum kit with
hardware from Hart Dynamics. I've got to say I prefer playing
electronic kits (with mesh heads - not rubber pads!) far more
than acoustic kits, but they can also be a pain when gigging -
it's a lot of equipment to cart around! It takes me about 40-60
minutes set up the full drum kit.
The biggest venue I have played so far was quite
a number of years ago playing at Westminster Central Hall in London.
There were possibly around 2,500 people in the audience which
was quite a test for the nerves.
Photos above were taken
at a concert we held in aid of Pakistan earthquake victims. Listen to one of the songs
we played (a live recording) - click