Since graduating from the City of Leeds College of Music in 1988, I have enjoyed a varied and rewarding career as a performer, composer and teacher.

As a drummer and percussionist, I have played in many countries around the world and toured extensively throughout the UK. I have been involved in about every conceivable musical setting, from orchestral through to jazz, musical theatre and pop.

In 1995, I toured the major UK arenas with Blur and have also supported The Crusaders and Ruby Turner. In 2003, I made my West End theatre debut in "Rat Pack Confidential" at the Whitehall Theatre.

On the jazz scene, I have performed with Jim Mullen, Bobby Shew, Dave O' Higgins, Jean Toussaint, Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, The Matthew Herbert Big Band and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. I have also been very fortunate to perform at various Jazz/Blues venues in San Francisco between 1996-99. My studio work has included recording sessions for Thames, Granada, Central TV, CTS and Abbey Road Studios.

My work as a composer has encompassed short films, jingles, multimedia projects and examination pieces. My credits include BBC Radio 4, Carlton TV and Trinity Guildhall.

As a teacher, I have taught in primary and secondary schools for the Lincolnshire Music Service between 89-91 and since September 2005 to the present day.