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Lancaster(ish)-based, experienced, musical, late 50s, but don't worry, that's drummer years, not normal years. Professional attitude, great busker, looking for something fun and different. Happy to play full/part kit or cajon, as long as the music and the people are cool. Anything with a focus on performance and entertainment. Not into the open mic, standard issue covers scene - been there, done that (a few times!). My default style has a sort of bluesy/swingy/jazzy-rocky-pop feel (ish) but am happy playing everything from 70s blues rock through to Burt Bacharach if the vocals are good. I don't do well amongst the less flexible, "...oh, I thought you were going to play a bass drum beat there..." , "...you didn't do that last time...", or the "...are you sure that's a samba pattern it sounds more like a mambo..." sort of players. ;-).

Or, is there a street band/festival band that needs a snare player?

I've been fortunate to play with some great bands, starting right back in the 80s with Kabuki (whose tracks I am a Horse and My Hair still get lots of plays on YouTube); The Tullys (sold out the Hope and Anchor, Islington with this band); Peppercorn Rent (played the Acoustic Festival of Great Britain with these guys and girls); Graham Larkbey, and others including, more recently, Graham Windle and (in 2016, on metallophone), the great Stephen Grew as part of his piano/gamelan ensemble supporting Tipping Point. I'm not the world's greatest technical drummer, but if the vibe is right I do have a great feel.

So, anything out there?
Ta for looking!

Some more recent stuff at:

Feel free to message me directly at: bdgrtraining@gmx(dot)(com)

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 16 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Many and varied.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


Premier pro kit, cajon, Istanbul and Paiste cymbals, desk/amp, mics, gaffa tape.