Photos of drums

New snare drum from EcHo Custom Drums. Can’t wait to record and gig this!

New Echo Drum

My EcHo Custom Drums set up ready to record with Oh Standfast at ICMP London, March 2016. 

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My drums2

Classic Grand, Glasgow, with Toxic Twins

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Drums at Bannerman’s, Edinburgh, May 2015. 
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My Echo Custom kit at the Cart & Horses, Stratford, London, April 2015.

Drums Cart and Horses

House kit at Butlin’s, Skegness, with my Tama Starphonics brass snare, April 2015.

drums in Skegness
EcHo Custom Drums
at Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby, April 2015.

Kit in Grimsby

Recording drums with Gavin Hammond, for The Love Letters, Christmas 2014.

Mic stand

Mic stand

Drums for Chelmsford panto, 2014/15 – Peter Pan.

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Then I added a second snare and a China cymbal – all ready now: 


Drums at Open Day, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, November 2014

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EcHo drums at a function in August 2014


Setting up my EcHo Custom Drum kit for the first time at home. Just managed to squeeze it in to the office!


My drums at Proven Studios in Hertfordshire, recording with Stephen Wheel and Hannah Boothby. My new EcHo Custom snare sounded amazing!
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My drums at a gig in Brighton with Sweet Tooth – first time integrating SPD-S, playback, and a full regular kit.
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Custom snare drum made for me by EcHo Custom Drums. Aluminium 14″ x 5.5″. 1 mm shell thickness, triple-flanged hoops, Trick/EcHo throw-off, engraved. Sounds incredible!
My EcHo Snare

Drum kit set-up for the Chelmsford panto, Cinderella, 2013/2014.

Drum kit set-up for “Babes in Arms” at Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London, July 2013. 
Dums Babes in Arms

More cowbell!! A function at the Ritz, London, March 2013.

From Stephen Wheel‘s album launch, Cardiff, July 2013. 


For Blondieoke, ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London, July 2013.
Percussion at the ICA

On stage with Neck at Strummer Camp, Manchester, 2012.


Borrowed kit for a production of the musical Rent at the Cockpit Theatre, London, 2012. 


Kit for a school production at Stratford Circus, London, December 2012.


Kits for photo-shoots for Rhythm magazine, 2012. 

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My kit for the Chelmsford panto, Dick Whittington, 2012/2013. 


At the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), London with Rod Melvin and Will Gompertz, January and February 2013.
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Drums for Parade, Southwark Playhouse, London, August 2011, with Tarento Productions


Hot Mikado, Landor Theatre, Clapham, London, October and November 2012.


Cardiff Music Festival, October 2012 – less can be more, with Mark Ruebery

 Clique Studios, with Daniel Spiller                      

Swan Theatre, Wycombe, for Honk

Arts Depot, Finchley, for Lucky Stiff

Recording at the Institute, with Stephen Wheel
Bass Trap, Tottenham, London      
Christ Church, Spitalfields, London
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe 
Recording at Miloco, Hoxton Square, London              
Production of Rent, with Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts           

Recording at Ripe Fruit studios, Cardiff, with Stephen Wheel

Production of Spring Awakening, with Trinity Laban           

Oliver’s, Greenwich, with Doug Grannell and Rosalie Genay

Recording at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with Stephen Wheel

Here is the kit that I borrowed from a friend in Ireland to record some Eruptörs songs in
April 2011 (I ended up having to replace all his heads after just half a day of recording – oops!):

A day at Miloco Garden with my blues band, Kiss The Blue Sky. Lots of mics on the bass drum, and first outing for my new snare (Tama Starphonics brass):


The set-up I used for a production of Parade at Southwark Playhouse for Tarento Productions:

From a day of filming for Rhythm magazine at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Set-up I use when playing with London-Irish psycho-ceilidh band, Neck. House kit at Brudenell Social Club, featuring my Tama brass Starphonics snare



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