Hi my names Richard. I've been playing drums for about fifteen years, teaching for the last five. I've played in allsorts of bands over the years, but my heart lies with funk and jazz. I studied performing arts, and have a degree in jazz from Birmingham Conservatoire
I teach in schools and privately at my studio in Worcester, The Beat Clinic.
I have gigged with The Quantic Soul Orchestra (QSO), including an appearance at the Big Chill Festival, and a live to radio broadcast on the Gilles Peterson show, all to a click track.
I have my own transport and professional equipment and have travelled the UK with my current function band.
Included on my media player are some tracks from QSO from the album "Stampede" (2003), and some recordings that I made at university (2004/2005). Hope you like!
Please don't hesitate to contact me:
Mobile - 07958 177 436
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Oct 29 2008
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
I love allsorts, but my faves at the moment are Joni Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Ben Folds and The Greyboy Allstars.
Drum wise my influences are Joe Morello, Clyde Stubblefield, Steve Gadd, Max Roach, Bill Stewart, Steve Ferrone etc.
Rogers Powertone 1967 in Red Onyx
Yamaha 9000 bebop kit 18/12/14
Short Story Track number: 1 Year: 2004 Genre: Jazz
Recorded at university as a quintet