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Picking up my first set of sticks aged 2, my parents noticed natural rhythm within me. My dad being a bass player, quickly set to heading down to Argos and buying a Mickey Mouse drum kit. One angry big brother later, and it had a hole in the kick drum and thus aged 3 I was given my first full-size kit. As I grew up, I played Cornet, Piano and played the snare in multiple orchestras and samba bands at the Newham Academy of Music. I’d play every week at church and often performed at talent contests and summer camps before I was 10! I could site read ANYTHING and was developing into a studious, intelligent musician. It was at age 13 that I decided that I wanted to be a footballer, and music fell by the way-side for a few years, until my education called for choice and of course music was always going to be my first. Throughout my mid-late teens, I spent a lot of time in the studio, writing and recording music with various bands but most frequently The FiftyFours – who it later became apparent had influenced many of the bands that would come from the East London/Essex music scene in the years to follow. I was a performer, and an engineer/producer, collaborating with many locals to keep the music train moving and develop my ear as a musician, writing early music with now well-known popstar Anne-marie. Throughout this time, it was always clear that drums were my forte, and between studies and recording, I was touring the country aged 16-18 with ‘The Motown Sisters’. University then came knocking, and I spent 3 years working with reasonable/average musicians at Canterbury Christ Church University – whilst studying a degree in Music: Commercial Music. The standard was such that I began looking elsewhere to find musicians and people that would be able to push me as an artist, and as a person, and from whom I could learn. It was then that I started 20 strong Art/Music group, ‘Fauve Collective’. Collecting essentially the best musicians at the campus, we began experimenting with sound, songwriting, recording and our musical relationships, forming multiple groups, creating brand new music and forming deep musical and platonic bonds. We stuck together after university, and ventured cross-country to Bristol where I attempted to set Fauve up as a label, with the help of others in the collective. Setting up regular meetings, ensuring the bonds stayed strong and everyone was being creative/developing themselves as an artist. My knowledge reached its end, and so I made the decision to move home to London in order to become an intern/learn more about setting up a musical business. Almost immediately after I left, Fauve Collective showed it’s poisonous face and the relationships disintegrated between those still in Bristol. Within a week of being home, I was called by False Heads to join the band, and have been writing/recording/touring UK and EU with them ever since, while also playing various sessions with funk/soul/motown/folk bands and rock bands around the country – mostly on drums, but also guitar and bass. I’ve been lucky enough to play on the biggest stages, meet and play with my heroes, while also developing myself as an artist, writing and producing my own music from my home studio. I feel that despite a long journey so far, my story is only just beginning, and with False Heads’ second record on the horizon, the only way is up.