Favourite Fishsticks: 5AN HOARFROST
The 5AN HOARFROST FISHSTICKS combine the power and durability of a 2B stick, with the lightweight feel and response of a 7A. Whether I'm looking to whip around the kit at top speed or deal some damage at full volume, the 5AN HOARFROST delivers with ease.
I first sat behind a drum kit at the age of 13, and after 5 minutes of mindless bashing I knew it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. 15 years later and I haven't looked back for a second.
Starting with classic "radio punk" like Blink 182 and Green Day, as my passion for playing drums grew, so did my hunger for more aggressive and hectic drumming. With this I quickly transitioned through to the Death Metal scene, however my skills took many more years to catch up.
I'm probably most commonly associated with the punk/hardcore and grindcore scene of Sydney. Due to their insatiable thirst for blast-beats, aligned with my own love of high-energy drumming, my playing style has fit in very well performing with DISPARO!, ALF STEWART, FAT MONICA and MICHAEL CRAFTER (fill-in role).
These days I'm focusing more on developing my Death Metal chops (with projects in the pipeline), all the while working as a drum teacher at Born 2 Rock Music School on the NSW Central Coast.
Home Town: Central Coast
First Drum set: A Billy Hyde beginners Kit which morphed into a 6 piece, with a wall of cymbal stands. That workhorse was played to death, and would frequently fire out tuning lugs mid-set while playing in my first metal band.
Favourite Styles: Death Metal, Hardcore Punk/Powerviolence, Post Metalcore
Current bands: Disparo!, Fat Monica
Previous bands: Ruins of an Empire, Alf Stewart
Session Bands: Hysterectomy, Decrier, Michael Crafter
Favourite Drummers and Biggest influences: Alex Rudinger (The Faceless), Ken Bedene (Aborted), Martin Axenrot (Opeth/Bloodbath), Lyle Cooper (The Faceless/Absvrdist), Chris Moore (Magrudergrind/Coke Bust/Repulsion)
Bands you would love to tour with or already have: Any band that I can enjoy watching night after night on tour, and happily live in each others filth in a van for weeks is a winner in my books. It would be amazing to tour with any of the above mentioned drummers, I'll always take an opportunity to get schooled by a pro!
Most memorable moments: Sharing the stage with Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Insect Warfare in the US at Maryland Deathfest was pretty extraordinary, as well as being able to play one of Weekend Nachos' last shows, alongside Gets Worse and The Afternoon Gentlemen from the UK in a dockyard outside of Pittsburgh.