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Richard ‘Doc Spoons’ Spooner first picked up a pair of sticks at 14 and has yet to put them down. Spoons, as he is generally known, has a deep and basic love for all things drums. A seasoned session player, Spoons has worked for a raft of artists and organisations. A truly versatile player, he is as at home pounding out straight rock rhythms as he is riding laid–back hip-hop boom-bap or shufflin’ blues grooves. In recent times Spoons has enjoyed working with BB.Chung King, Ron Cartel & Zach Prather from USA, Miraval from France, English Blues Prodigy Oli Brown, Swiss bands Motion & Austin, BBC Radio & Television and with The Aynsley Lister Band, touring internationally in support of his numerous releases, headlining many major European festivals. If that wasn’t enough he has been recording on various projects with producers Ian Curnow & Phil Harding (SAW/Westlife/Clash/Killing Joke).

In addition to his impressive CV of live and recorded work, Spoons is also the in-house drummer/percussionist for The Groove Criminal production team, a project, which has seen his chops, featured on several commercial sample CDs and the cover CDs/DVDs of both Future Music and Computer Music magazines.