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About

Welcome to my site. You will find information on my live, recording and TV work within these pages.

I have been working professionaly as a drummer for over 20 years. My live experince includes tours and performances with many artists including: Performing at Woodstock 94, supporting The Rolling Stones, REM, Bon Jovi, Van Hallen, Oasis and Bryan Adams at Wembley with my first band Del Amitri in 1994-97, to touring and playing with Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O'Connor, Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams, James Morrison, Will Young, Squeeze, Lewis Taylor, Hamish Stuart, The Waterboys, Jeff Lorber, Trevor Horn and Seal, Rumer, Terry Reid, Ronnie Wood, Dionne Warwick and many more.
Other experiences I've had include playing the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony with Mike Oldfield, being the house drummer on the BBC TV show The Voice and recently I played on the soundtrack for the new Terminator movie due out in July 2015 for composer Lorne Balfe.

The main part of my career has been involved with the recording industry and over the past 20 years or so I have recorded 47 top 20 albums for artists including: Cher, Seal, Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Dionne Warwick and Rumer, James Morrison, Cee Lo, Celine Dion and Ronan Keating. 42 of the albums reached the top 10.

My discography also includes 20 top 10 singles and to date, I've recorded 17 number 1 albums and 10 number 1 singles which have featured on various pop and rock charts around the world.

WORK

Adele

Adele 21 Drums and percussion on "Set Fire To The Rain" produced by Fraser T Smith off of the 2011 global #1 Album "21".

Set Fire To the Rain
Drums and percussion.

Soundtrack

Drums on the new Terminator movie soundtrack 2015.

Terminator Soundtrack 2015
Lorne Balfe

The Voice UK

Drummer for series 3,4 and recording for 2016 later this year.

Voice UK
House Drummer for series 3,4 and 5

Olympic Opening Ceremony

Drums for Mike Oldfield.

Olympics 2012
Opening Ceremony

Leadbelly Fest At The Royal Albert Hall

House Band Drummer

Leadbelly Fest 2015
Van Morrison, Jools Holland and more...

Three Albums in the top 10

Adele, James Morrison and Cee Lo Green albums I played on all made the UK chart together in 2011.

3 albums made the Top 10 at once 2011
Adele, James Morrison and Cee Lo Green.

Live/TV/Radio

LIVE: present-2008

2015 Leadbelly Fest at The Royal Albert Hall with Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Ruby Turner and many more...Hamish Stuart UK Shows Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal and Jimmy Haslip at Ronnie Scott's, Blue Note Club Milan and Tbilisi Jazz Festival. Terry Reid at Ronnie Scott's. 2014 Del Amitri UK Tour. Dionne Warwick London Show. Roachford UK show. Jeff Lorber and Jimmy Haslip Swansea Jazz Festival and Pizza Express Dean Street. THE VOICE TV show series 3. Shows with Hamish Stuart. Shows with Trevor Horn and Seal. Will Young charity show. 2013 Mark Owen UK and European dates plus UK festivals. Shows with Hamish Stuart. Shows with Trevor Horn. 2012 Sinead O'Connor US, European and UK tours. Will Young Forest Tour. Producers with Trevor Horn UK tour. Marie Curie Charity show playing with Sam Moore and Ronnie Wood. Jim Marshall Memorial. Mike Oldfield, Olympic opening ceremony. Trevor Horn shows in Japan. Trevor Horn and The Producers, Feastival with Alex James and Jamie Oliver. Terry Reid at Ronnie Scott's. Hamish Stuart and The Dundee Horns, Dundee Jazz festival 2011 Trevor Horn and the Producers with Alison Moyet and Spandau Ballet for a Roundhouse charity event. Robbie Williams charity gig. Hamish Stuart Darvel Festival. Sinead O'Connor Manchester Festival, Electric Picnic Ireland and Dublin Show. Terry Reid three nights at Ronnie Scotts. Will Young UK and Ireland tour. 2010 Mark Smith Memorial gig at the 606 club. Trevor Horn and The Producers Halfmoon Putney, Jeremy Clarkson's 50th with Roger Daltrey. Mike Scott and the Waterboys, An Appointment with Mr Yeats Shows at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Will Young jazz/standards shows at the 606 club. Also Will's UK Summer shows. Woman's Aid charity event at the Dorchester. Lucie Silvas at the High Barn. Terry Reid three nights at Ronnie Scotts. Moare music festival with Hamish and Emma Stuart, Roland Gift, Terry Reid, Mike Scott, Chris Difford and Adam Phillips. Trevor Horn and The Buggles reunion gig playing with Alison Moyet and Gary Barlow. Mike Scott and The Waterboys Irish tour. 2009 Adam Phillips Band, Tony O'Malley and Hamish Stuart 606 Club. Terry Reid Ronnie Scotts and Glastonbury. Will Young Princes Trust Ball, Glastonbury, Isle Of White, Guilfest, BskyB Festival, Audley End house and V Festival. Hamish Stuart Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Oare Music Festival with Chris Difford, Paul Young and Peter Cox. Robbie Williams at the Electric Proms for Trevor Horn. Will Young The Hits Tour UK 2009. 2008 Adam Phillips Band 606 Club with guests Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) and Kelly Jones (Stereophonics). Lisa Stansfield London Show. Jay Stapley Album launch gig. The Producers charity gig at the Emirates stadium, Supporting Zucchero at The Albert Hall. Hamish Stuart Various UK gigs inc 606 club and Moare music festival. Will Young Glastonbury, Chiswick House, T In The Park Festival, V Festival, Bestival and the Vodaphone music awards, Cadogan Hall Show, UK Tour.

Live: 2007-1993

2007 Trevor Horn and The Producers feat Jamie Cullem London Show. Tom McRae Album launch shows at Cargo London. Natasha Bedingfield MTV Spanking New Music,NRJ Radio Show Hamburg.CH 4's T Mobile Transmmision Show in Edinburgh. Hamish Stuart Southend club gig. Trevor Horn and The Producers London shows inc Jazz Cafe and Dingwalls. Natasha Bedingfield Sony/BMG Show in Las Vegas, Sony Music Awards. Wolken Kratzer Festival Frankfurt. BMG promo show Copenhagen. European Tour supporting Justin Timberlake. Blackpool Lights Show. Shows in Toronto and Bermuda. Show at the Hard Rock New York Global Angels. Terry Reid and Mick Taylor Rhythm festival. Hamish Stuart The Great British Blues festival and The Three Mariners Faversham. 2006 Lewis Taylor Jazz Cafe Shows & a Show in New York. Lisa Stansfield Shows in Switzerland and Poland. Chris Difford Hyde Park supporting Roger Waters also various UK dates. Slovo Festival in Essex. Tony O'Malley Jesse Wood & Ronnie Wood for Crissy Wood's memorial gig at the 606 Club. Terry Reid London Shows. Trevor Horn and The Producers feat Will Young London show. 2005 Belinda Carlisle UK Tour. Rick Wakeman Cuba, Mexico Costa Rica and Marbella. Nerina Pallot UK dates supporting Jamie Cullem. Tom McRae Uk,France & Scandinavian Tours. Lisa Stansfield Europe Tour & shows in Russia. Terry Reid Glastonbury, Ronnie Scotts & The 100 Club. Belinda Carlisle South Africa Tour. 2004 Lewis Taylor four nights at the Jazz Cafe. Yamaha Product launch with Mark Richardson(Feeder) Louise Setara Ronnie Scotts. Belinda Carlisle UK Tour. Elektralow Womad Festival. Tony O'Malley Regents Park. Yamaha Expo with Fat Freddies Cat. Tom McRae Uk, Europe and Scandinavian Tours. 2003 Tom McRae UK & European Tours, Glastonbury, V Festival, T In The Park, Edinburgh Fringe plus festivals in Europe and Scandinavia. Hamish Stuart Southport Jazz Festival. Gordon Haskel UK Shows. Heather Small Headling Pride in the park Hyde Park. Sheryl Crow (See TV) 2002 Dina Carroll Show in Tenerife for Sony, Show in Dubai plus UK dates. Jeff Lorber Jazz Cafe plus shows in Madrid supporting Chaka Khan, & the Canaries supporting Victor Bailey. Chris Difford Canary Wharf, Womad & UK dates. Lewis Taylor Uk dates including the Subterania and HMV instore. BB Mak USA and Japan tours, charity show at the Albert Hall. 2001 Vex Red UK Tour. Chris Difford Womad Festival & UK dates. Nerina Pallot UK dates. Jeff Lorber Jazz Cafe. Slovo UK & French dates. Snake Davis UK dates. 2000 MJ Cole V Festival, Montreux, North Sea Jazz Festival. Roni Size UK Tour. Tom Jones Party In The Park. Chris Holland Support for Jools Holland UK Tour 1999 Marianne Faithfull Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival, Europe & USA including Central Park Gig. Squeeze Support shows with Blondie (UK Arena Tour) 1999 - 1998 Squeeze Bermuda, USA, UK & Europe, Glastonbury. 1998 - 1997 Faithless USA, UK & European Tours. Roland Gift Charity gig at the Groucho Club. 1997 - 1994 Del Amitri USA, UK and European Tours plus support shows with The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Van Hallen, REM (Cardiff Arms Park), Bryan Adams (Wembley Stadium), Oasis (Minneapolis), Woodstock 94 and headlining the first T In The Park. 1994 Gabrielle Britannia Music 25 Years Alexandra Palace. 1994 - 1993 Tom Robinson UK Tour.

TV/RADIO

Del Amitri- Various TV shows in the USA, UK & Europe. Danny Baker Show, GMTV, TOTP. David Letterman, Pebble Mill, MTV, Big Breakfast, Good Morning America, VH1 New York & STV. Del Amitri- Tell her this, Lets Go Home Tour Documentary & Woodstock 94 Video. Squeeze- VH1 New York. Lightnig Seeds- National Lottery. Faithless- Later with Jools Holland. Marianne Faithfull- This Morning, VH1 New York & Canal Plus Paris. MJ Cole- Mercury Music Awards, Trevor Nelson's Show, MOBO Awards & Ericsson Muzic Awards. Tom Jones and Heather Small- National Lottery. David Cassidy- This Morning. BB Mak- Jay Leno, MTV, TRL New York, Teen Choice Awards LA, Des & Mel, Children In Need, Miss World 2002 & a Video shoot in South Africa. Chris Difford- Des & Mel. Tom McRae- The Late Late Show Dublin. Des'Ree- Des & Mel. Sheryl Crow- Parkinson (Two Tracks Live). Marti Pellow- Des & Mel. Michael Bolton- Des & Mel. Lewis Taylor- Conan O'Brien Show New York. Jack Savoretti-Top Of The Pops 2, GMTV. Natasha Bedingfield MTV Spanking New music,CH 4's T Mobile Transmmision Show in Edinburgh, GMTV, Popworld, E4, Paul O'Grady Show, National Lottery, Yahoo session in Berlin. MTV Day Madrid Spain, T4 ON The Beach, This Morning, ITV Divas Producers. Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson and Lol Creme- BBC London. James Morrison - DVD at Air Studios, T4 and 4 Music. Will Young - Transmision, T4 and 4 Music, Vodaphone music awards, GMTV, X Factor, Here Come The Boys, Dancing On Ice, This Morning, Let's Dance Comic Relief, Alan Titchmarsh, South Bank Show Special. T4 on the beach. Alan Carr. Rob Brydon show and an ITV Special. Day Break. National Lottery. Graham Norton Show. Robbie Williams - BBC Electric Proms on BBC2. Sinead O'Connor- Graham Norton Show. French TV Mike Oldfield - Olympic opening ceremony. Mark Owen national UK TV's RADIO Del Amitri- Radio 1, Virgin, Capitol FM, GLR, BBC Radio Scotland, USA & European Radio. Squeeze- GLR & BBC Radio 2. Lewis Taylor- Giles Peterson Session for Radio1, WFUV Radio & Sirus Radio New York. Tom McRae- Black Session & Oui FM Paris. Natasha Bedingfield- NRJ Radio Show Hamburg. Blackpool Lights with Natalie Imbruglia. Producers - BBC Radio4 and Radio2. James Morrison- Ken Bruce Radio 2 Live. Will Young- Ken Bruce Radio 2 Live. Radio 2 Big Switch On. Series 3 and 4 of The Voice UK on the BBC as house band drummer. Currently recording series 5 of The Voice UK on the BBC as house band drummer.

Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores. If the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always another.

Chip Kidd
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Albert Einstein
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Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.

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Discography

My discography includes.47 top 20 albums for artists such as Cher, Seal, Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Dionne Warwick and Rumer, James Morrison, Cee Lo, Celine Dion and Ronan Keating. 42 of the albums reached the top 10.

It also includes 20 top 10 singles and to date, I've recorded 17 number 1 albums and 10 number 1 singles which have featured on various pop and rock charts around the world.

Albums and Singles



Studio



Latest News

Trevor Horn Shows.
Upcoming shows with the Trevor Horn Band including Cornbury Festival and The Paradiso in Amsterdam featuring Seal and special guest Stewart Copeland.
Terminator Genisys
Drums on the soundtrack for the 2015 movie, recorded at Angel studios London for composer Lorne Balfe.
Leadbelly Fest at The Albert Hall
Drummer in the house band for the Leadbelly tribute gig at the Albert Hall featuring Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon and many more.