Since 2001, Dan has performed at the highest level from Arena support tours with Slipknot to main stage Download, to many extensive UK Headlining tours. Also touring the USA, South America, Europe, India, Nepal, Japan, Australia, South Africa and the Philippines. As a recording artist Dan has been making records for over 15 years with Sikth and others including Iron Maidens Adrian Smith. Dan is an experienced clinician and also teaches at Bimm London. In 2014 Dan self-released his own drum instructional book and DVD, developed from his own drum exercises based on his unique style of drumming.
Sikth / Krokodil
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceFinally getting the opportunity to play main stage Download was a pretty special experience for me. I’d been watching my favorite artists play Donnington since I was 15 so it was definitely one on the bucket list.
What Drives Your Creativity?The endless possibilities available behind the drum set are a constant source of inspiration. It’s virtually impossible to know everything. But the fact there is always more to learn keeps us all practicing, playing and trying to innovate.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I’ve used Vic Firth sticks since I started drumming and have always found them to be reliable, well balanced and consistent in weight from pair to pair. They also have a great roster of amazing artists and great education network.