I was born in Northern Ireland as my father was in the Army's Intelligence Corps, so I spent a lot of my early childhood travelling to various countries and changing schools which gave me a foundation to adapt myself quickly to different environments. Having said that, we finally settled to a small town, Ashford, Kent, where I then found my love for drums at the tender age of 11 from sitting religiously on my lunch break watching my first drum teacher take private lessons with various kids in my school. The main reason I got into drumming at that age was because it was a way of escaping all the change that I'd gone through. It felt like a release; it was a way for me to express myself.
I moved to London at 16 to try my hand in the professional side of things. I started to hang out with people from a school called Drum Tech in Acton. One day I was in one of their studios and a teacher heard me play. He recommended I join the school, so I did and spent two very great years there. I was the youngest student to attend the college at the time and the teachers really helped to grow and nurture me. However, most of my playing is self-taught and during those years and up until now I've grinded away at doing gigs all over the UK and Europe building my reputation. In doing so I've played with several notable artists such as members from the Sunra Akestra, Zhenya Strigalev and notably Tim Lefebvre who I've recently been on tour with and recorded my first album: 'Disrespectful.' For me there's nothing more rewarding than expressing myself through my instrument and having people appreciate that and feeling inspired.
In 2018 I was quoted in Rhythm drum magazine as one of 'The Top Drummers to watch out for in 2018' as well as in Jazzwise magazine in 2019 as 'The Shape of Jazz to Come.'