I started playing drums when I was 11 years old when I started at secondary school. There was a drum kit in the main music room - I took advantage of it and spent pretty much all my breaks and lunch times in there trying to learn how to play. After the teaching assistant showed me how to play a straight groove I pretty much went from there.
After a couple of years of informal lessons I started playing in bands made up of friends from around Cambridge. When I started at sixth form I met the members of Black Country, New Road. I got my first kit around this time and was eventually invited to play some music with them (mostly because I had a kit at my house and could offer a place for them to practice).
We all gravitated towards London, where were all still based because of University and the great music scene.
After formally beginning Black Country, New Road in 2018 weve since signed to Ninja Tune Records and released our debut, For The First Time.