I started at the age of 9 by playing side drum in a boy scout band and I was hooked!
I was taught drum kit by my uncle Charlie Partleton who was a well-known local dance
band drummer and band leader and got my first kit at age 12. I then took lessons
with world-renowned London teacher Max Abrams (Max's ex-pupils include Simon Phillips,
Mitch Mitchell, Jack Parnell and many others.) I have been gigging since the age
of 14 and have supported Status Quo, Phil Collins, Geno Washington, The Equals, and
Chicken Shack amongst others.
I have played with too many bands to mention but for 14 years until 2012 I was
with CHiPS, one of the most successful band on the Southern Club and function circuit.
After that I did a year with the Jon Walsh Blues Band by way of a change..
Being asked to join the Vinyl Beats was an honour and every gig just reinforces how
lucky I am. I love it!
When not playing with The Vinyl Beats I enjoy playing drums with as many other bands
and groups as I can in many musical genres from blues through small combo and big
If you need a dep drummer please get in touch.
Soon I will complete my drum studio and will then be able to offer tuition and also
recorded drums for your musical projects. Please contact me to discuss.