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I'm an experienced drummer with an eclectic taste in music based in the South East near West London.

My style is 'old school' in approach and is best suited to Jazz swing, Soul grooves, Rhythm & Blues, Burlesque events and anything that needs a shuffle (my shuffles are spoken of with great admiration). I play with 'feel' and have good timekeeping and groove. I can also play a decent Bossa, Samba and Rhumba as well.

I've travelled Europe and the UK playing festivals and clubs and have enjoyed being the 'first call' drummer for various American Blues artists when they visit the UK. I have recorded sessions at BBC Maida Vale studios for Mark Lamarr's Radio 2 show with Barrence Whitfield and Big Boy Bloater, as well as for BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio Berkshire.

I have two main kits. A 1960s vintage Gretsch kit in 22/13/16 sizes, and a Gretsch 'Bop' kit in 18/12/14 sizes. I have various snare drums to call upon and I use hand hammered Bosphorus cymbals, as well as vintage 1970s Paiste 602 cymbals.

I'm very commited and willing to travel both the UK and abroad. I'm available for long or short term projects as well as studio and depping duties. I'm interested in any work with 60's style Hammond groove bands and Jazz Soul projects.

I'm a very relaxed and affable person and very easy to get on with. Please get in contact if you would like to know more. Please note that I can only play for paid gigs (unless you are a kicking Hammond player, then we'll see?)

Live and Studio experience includes;

IMELDA MAY (International female artist)
Dep gigs April 2010.

OTIS GRAND (Renowned US blues guitarist- seven piece band).
- UK and European Festival Headlines - UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium.

RHYTHM RIOT HOUSE BAND (UK Rhythm & Blues Festival).
- Backing International Blues and Rhythm & Blues artists - Lloyd Price, Big Jay McNeely, Lazy Lester, Joe Houston, Billy Lee Riley, Jimmy McCracklin, Rosco Gordon, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Roy Gaines, Young Jessie, Eddie Bo...plus many more.

BARRENCE WHITFIELD (US singer)
- Rhythm Riot festival November 2009.
- BBC Radio 2 session Mark Lamarr, December 2009.

THE 100 CLUB SUNDAY NIGHT HOUSE BAND (2005-2006)
- House band backing guest artists including; James Hunter, Imelda May.

BIG BOY BLOATER & THE CITY SHAKERS (UK Chicago Blues band)
- UK & European show dates and festivals
- CD - 'The Best Of...'

BIG BOY BLOATER (UK Rhythm & Blues six piece band).
- UK show dates and festivals (dep)
- Studio recording of 'Double Whammy'. Produced by Mark Lamarr and released on 45rpm vinyl.
- BBC Radio 2 session for Mark Lamarr, February 2010.

JERIMIAH MARQUES (Mesmeric Blues and Reggae singer).
- UK show dates.

LITTLE GEORGE SUEREF (UK soulful blues singer).
- UK shows and festivals.

ADRIAN DIXON (UK pianist)
- UK show dates.

THE SPYDERS (London based Tarantino soundtrack style band).
- UK show dates.

Other credits include;

PEE WEE ELLIS (Renowned tenor player - James Brown)
- Too2Much Club, Soho. February 2007

KYM MAZELLE (US female soul singer)
- Too2Much Club, Soho. February 2007.

WANDA JACKSON (Renowned US Rockabilly singer).
- UK Show dates (April 2010)

MIKE SANCHEZ (UK R&B pianist formerly of Big Town Playboys and Bill Wyman's band).
- UK and European show dates and festivals.

BIG JOE LOUIS (UK blues singer/guitarist).
- UK club dates.

SAMMY BEATNIX (UK originals band).
- UK dates.
- BBC Radio 6 session
- BBC Radio Berkshire session

Various engagements at London Burlesque clubs (Lady Luck, Volupte Lounge etc) playing Jazz, Lounge and Latin music.

Screen name:
Bomber www
Member since:
Jan 17 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Hammond organ grooves, Latin, Bossanova, Ska, Reggage....etc,etc,etc

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

1960s vintage Gretsch kit in 22/13/16 sizes.

Gretsch 'Bop' kit in 18/12/14 sizes.

Hand hammered Bosphorus cymbals, as well as vintage 1970s Paiste 602 cymbals.

Various snare drums.

Congas, various percussion and Cajon.

Endorsed by Lion Cajon Drums www.cajondrums.co.uk