I have been playing drums since I was 13 years old, generally playing in local bands and doing "sessions" in various
I listen to and like a lot of different styles including: Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Heavy Rock, AOR, and anything else with a "good tune".
My favourite bands/artists when I was a kid: Deep
Purple, Rush, Earth Wind and Fire, Mahavisnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Weather Report, Yes, The Police, Level 42, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, and various others.
Drummers who have influenced me and are continuing to do so: Ian Paice, Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich, Neil Peart, Rod Morgenstein, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Smith, Stewart Copeland, David
Garibaldi, Mike Portnoy, Gregg Brechin and loads of others.