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„During my time playing with the Anti-Nowhere League, I discovered the sheer offensiveness of the RUDE cymbals that no other cymbal could match. Paiste have something for every occasion though and my new 2002 set up is perfect for my current 4th Wall sound.“
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Having started playing drums at the age of 8, I haven't stopped! From pubs and clubs to large international festival stages, I have gigged and toured all over the world for over 30 years with lots of bands and recording with just as many. Today, I play for my own band '4th Wall' and dep and record for others. Specialising in rock, alt rock and punk, I also use electronics alongside my acoustic drums. I have also taught drums since the late 90s and in 2003, I established 'Tunbridge Wells School of Music' which I sold in 2023 after building it up over 20 years. I also produced the 'Backbone Drums' drum teaching syllabus with books and backing tracks which is used by teachers and schools all over the UK and beyond.
Sound character: Warm, defined with strong presence. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Balanced feel, very responsive. Distinct, dry stick sound. Muted, trashy, hissing open sound. Crisp, dry, clapping chick. Lively, dynamic hi-hat that also works well as an auxiliary hi-hat.