I have been a professional Jazz drummer for over 25 years. I studied with Trevor Tomkins and trained at the Royal Academy of music in London.
I have played with Julian Arguelles, Gillad Atzmon, Brandon Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Peter King, Tony Kofi, Mark Lockheart, Mornington Lockett, Dave O’Higgins, Spike Robinson, Alan Skidmore, Martin Speake, Stan Sultzman, Art Themen, Bobby Wellins, Tim Whithead (sax) Gordon Beck, Richard Fairhurst, Dave Gordon, Gary Husband, Ivo Neame, Jason Rebello, Greg Spero, Kate Williams (piano) John Etheridge, Jim Mullen, John Parricelli, Nigel Price, Phil Robson, Mike Outram, Peter Oxley (guitar) Roger Beaujolais, Jim Hart, Bill Le Sage, Lewis Wright (vibes) Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather, Steve Waterman (trumpet) Alec Dankworth, Malcolm Crease, Mick Hutton, Steve Watts (bass) Christian Garrick (violin) Jacqui Dankworth, Stacey Kent, Trudy Kerr, Georgia Mancio, Christine Tobin, Anita Wardell (vocals) and the Flanagan Ingham Quartet (F.I.Q), Curious Paradise, and 'Vincent'.
I have been a keen practitioner of Chinese martial arts for over 20 years. I studied Tai chi Chuan, Wudang shan Chuan, Chi kung, Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Acupressure massage. I was a London instructor the the World Taiji Boxing Association for 10 years, ran my own martial arts school 'Chi for life', and worked as an Acupressure massage therapist for 6 years.
I was born in London and having lived in London, Brighton, and East Anglia I relocated to Gateshead in 2014. I currently play with the Mark Williams Trio, the Lindsay Hannon Plus, the Alice Grace Quartet, the Peter Gilligan Trio, the Paul Edis Trio, and 'MoHaWi'.