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I have been a drummer since the age of 9, playing professionally from the age of 14. Through my teens and early twenties, whilst studying music at The University of Glasgow, I began playing in gigging and touring bands and began my session playing career. Upon graduating, I moved to Boston, USA where I studied at the Berklee College of Music, continuing to tour, record and learn. Upon my return to Scotland, I set up my own remote recording studio and began recording drums for clients all over the world. Eventually, I was happened upon by Alan Nimmo of King King, who invited me for an audition. As well as playing with King King since early 2019, I have played drums, live or in studio with Paul Gilbert, I Built the Sky, Slice the Cake, Kirsty Keatch, Aviations and many more!
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Full, warm, brilliant, shimmering, deep. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Quick response, fairly soft feel. Rich, strong crash sound with open low end and shimmering highs. Very versatile, responsive crash cymbal suitable for numerous musical styles.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky. Medium wide range, complex mix. Buttery, soft feel with quick response. Rich, dark, mystical crash sound with tender clarity. Extremely lively cymbal for broad accents and crashes in intimate to semi-loud settings. Well suited for delicate ride patterns or mallet swells. «For those guys who really appreciate just having a cymbal that can do everything, the larger Dark Crashes can do anything. Very crash-able, and if you want to ride on them, they will give you all the ride patterns in the world.» - Gregory Hutchinson
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.