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Joe is professional drummer and drum teacher currently based in Surrey. He started his drumming journey in his teenage years, haveing lessons with teacher Sam Green.
He then went on to study drums at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford (ACM). There under the guidance of some of the best UK drummers and music lecturers such as Stu Roberts, John Duff, Pete Riley, Alun Harrise, Toby Drummond. Mike Sturgis, Joe Yoshida, Adam Payne and Frank Tontoh, he learned a vital amount of knowledge and many musical skills at an early part of his journey. He also obtained a Diploma, Higher Diploma and a BMus Honors Degree in his 4 years at ACM.
Since leaving ACM he has gone on to play shows in the UK, Europe and the US. He has played live in many legendary music venues and some of the best known UK festivals.
He has also recorded in high regarded studios such as Rockfield, The Ranch Production House, Middle Farm Studios and Music Ape.
With over 10 years experience in styles from Rock, Ska, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Punk, Folk, Fusion and Jazz. Combined with a wealth of live and recording experience Joe is a very versatile, creative and reliable musician. He specializes in Jamaican drumming styles, funk and rock and pop styles.
Joe is currently playing with professional function band The Wooden Men and South London's rock n roll, punk-a-billy legends the Witchdoktors. Previous bands and artists that hes has played in or depped in include MoCara, The Lagan, Angenita Blackwood, Shaka Black and the Lalabella Band, Mystic Messenger, Guitar Gangsters (EU), Ital Vibes (US) Natural Vibes Band, Stuey Moon, to name a few.
Joe has also worked with other music industry professionals, drummers and producers such as, Jim Jamoa, Frank Tontoh, Peter Miles, Daly George, Fransis Forbes-Edwards and more
As of 2019 Joe is currently looking to get involved in new projects and new artists. If you need a drummer for live shows, recordings, tours or dep gigs then please get in touch.
Lets make some music!
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Below is a list of drum gear and equipment that I use. Much of this equipment is the gear I use for gigging, recording and or teaching.
Pearl vision series five piece birch drum kit in black ice finish with chrome hardware. Sizes 10 x 8 tom, 12 x 9 tom, 14 x 14 floor tom, 16 x 16 floor tom, 22 x 18 bass drum.
Pearl Reference Series Birch in silver sparkle. 22 x 18 bass, 12 x 9 tom, 16 x 16 floor tom
Roland TD-9KX 5 piece Electronic drum kit.
Snares: 14 x 6.5 Pearl reference series 10 ply (6 ply birch, 4 ply maple)
14 x 3.5 Pearl free floating brass snare
14 x 5 Pearl Chad Smith Signature snare drum (steel shell, nickle coated)
10 x 2 Snonor maple jungle side snare (with jingles)
14 x 5.5 steel timble
Hand made bubinga 14 x 5 Tiki drum Co snare
Hardwear: DW 9000 series double pedal.
Stands, mostly DW 9000 series. An odd pearl 900 series and Gibralter tom stand and drum throne stand.
Cymbals: Mienl 14 Byzance sand hats, Zildjian 14 A custom hi-hats, 17 K dark thin crash, 19 A custom crash, 18 A custom china, 20 A custom medium ride, 21 inch K crash ride (brilliant finish), 22 K custom high definition ride, 10 A custom splash, 10 K custom special dry splash, 20 Crash of doom, Dream 22 paper thin crash ride
Heads: Remo. Usually CS dot, coated pinstripe, or coated ambassador on snare heads. Smooth white emporor on toms. Powerstroke 3 on bass drum. Clear ambassodors on bottom heads.
Meinl 6.75 and 8 inch free ride bongos in natural finish
Meinl 11 and 12 inch headliner series congas in natural finish
Meinl 13 inch traditional djembe
Also meinl percussion tray, meinl cabassa, pearl seel tamborine, LP percussion delux vibraslap, LP Sampango bells, LP shaker