When and why did you start drumming?
I started kit drumming in my late teens following my passion for music which awoke years earlier and peaked when I saw my friends playing metal bands. Personally, music is one of the rarefied pleasures of existence and playing drums, with it’s unique connection between body, movement and mind provides me with extraordinary joy.
Do you sing or play other instruments?
I also sing, craft electronic music, and play a variety of other percussion instruments.
What’s your favourite memory of drumming?
Anytime the music I play inspires other people to dance.
What inspired you to join Tdot Batu?
TDot Batu’s combination of infectious afrobrazilian rhythms, showmanship and technicality appealed to me and after joining the Familia, the sense of community and concerted team effort cemented my love for the band and the desire to help it play, grow and evolve.
What advice would you give to beginners?
Never stop pushing yourself. When you are uncomfortable, are you at a place where you are truly learning and persistence will pay off. The rewards of music are varied and many.
What are you listening to lately?
Midlake, Dona Zica, Iara Renno, Nils Frahm, The Donefors, The Brazilian Girls, The Budos Band, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto with Alva Noto, The Luvmenauts, Balmorhea, The Battle of Santiago
What’s your favorite place in the Tdot?
Wherever the music’s at.