I am a London (UK) based drummer/percussionist. What I love about drums is the challenge of combining the animal and the intellectual aspects of it. I love the physicality of playing-the sweating and the pounding of the drums but I’m also drawn to the intellectual side of exploring rhythm in a complex manner.
Throughout my drumming career I had the privilege to play with the likes of Roy Ayers, David Bowie, Terry Bozzio, Mofro, Jimmy Somerville, Zucchero, S Club 7, and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice/Spice Girls). I was also invited to join the infamous African Jazz All-Stars and Master Drummers of Africa which gave me exposure to some of Africa’s most beloved talent.
With my fusion band Siemy di System we won the ‘Best Live Band Award’ for the Classic Rock Society (UK) in 2004. We also performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London (UK) in 2006 supporting Tony Allen. Since 2012 I have also been performing with a gothic-pop band, Mothlite (Kscope, Visible Noise).