I started playing drums at 4 years old, after my dad would leave his kit set up in the living room. I've played with Brandon Flowers of The Killers on his last 2 solo albums and tours, and co-written on his last album. I played with Lauryn Hill, Andy Summers, Madeleine Peyroux, and am currently touring with Amen Dunes, Mercury Rev, and my own band which recently reformed, Ambulance ltd. I tour jazz festivals in Europe with The Darren Beckett (jazz), and continue to play jazz in London, and New York where I lived for 20 years. I love all kinds of music, what makes me tick is creating music with my peers, and continuing to get better.
Independent, Brandon flowers, Mercury Rev, Ambulance ltd, Darren Beckett trio
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceCoachella with brandon Flowers
What Drives Your Creativity?Everything Brian Blade does!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I love the Vic Firth SD-11's as I play such a variety of music, from jazz to Indie rock. I feel I'm in safe hands every time I walk on stage, knowing these incredible sticks are in my hands.