I started out as a self-taught musician, teaching myself to play the harmonica when I was 11 as well as how to read music. I took up the piano at age 18, reaching about grade VI standard by the time I was 21.
At 25, I learned basic guitar while living with two guitarists in Melbourne, Australia - please note that I am not a proficient guitarist, so do not choose me as any kind of guitarist!
At 26, I went back to university (SOAS) to do a degree in Music, which I completed in 2004. In that time, I spent 3 years playing the mbira (Zimbabwean thumb piano).
I did two years of drumming classes in 2012-2014, and consider myself a proficient drummer - but don't expect anything like thrash metal standards! I also have a few years' experience in both the saxophone and flute.
Since 2014, I've played a few rehearsals - mostly bass guitar (which I had to learn from scratch) and the occasional song on drums.
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- Member since:
- Dec 14 2009
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
The Beatles, Oasis, Blur, Pet Shop Boys, Metallica, Garbage, Extreme, Queen, Radiohead, Muse, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Green Day
- Bass Guitar:
Monterey steel-string electro-acoustic guitar
Encore electric guitar (Stratocaster body)
Basic bass guitar
Practice amps ×2
Pearl Export bass drum with Mapex pedal
Pearl ELX Export snare drum
Meinl HCS 13" hi-hat with bigdog pedal
Stagg 20" Ride (jazz regular)
Performance Percussion toms (floor, plus two mounted)
Yamaha YDP161R piano (not portable, sorry!)
Venus tenor sax with Otto Link mouthpiece
Earlham II soprano sax
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