My first gig when I was 13. Knowing I would have to do it again and again to satisfy my need to play my material for other people to hear and ejoy
when we made some music, and realised it could be a way of life. it was 2007, a cold-ish winter, over some nachos, with a pen, and some paper, in london, one afternoon, ona thursday
5 years ago!!!
When I first went to see Oasis. They've had a massive influence on me musically, and being a massive fan of their former drummer, Alan White I knew as soon as his first stroke on a snare drum that night I wanted to do it for life, not just my spare time.
when joined in this band that I am today, was already a band with objectives of the road and made me see this work as...
Music drew me in, from the very beginning. I enjoyed listening to it immensely, and it was only natural to have it in one's life; at least that's what I felt from an early age. It's a human impulse, and it's as natural as sleeping, eating, and laughing.
I grew up in the U.S., and my first listening experience was American popular music; the radio, and the popular records my parents played. When I discovered classical and jazz music, after I spent my early youth growing up on rock 'n' roll, folk rock, and progressive rock, these new worlds of music opened up doors that lead into directions and traditions that were filled with a rich musical heritage, and what was exciting to me was that the musical universe was just so vast.
Any music that drew me in, I would want to listen to, learn about, and absorb. I heard Bach, and then I was drawn into that world, and I would listen as much as possible. I heard Debussy, and I was fascinated, and I had to get the score because it was just absolutely necessary that I discover how it worked; I needed to understand how it was constructed. I heard Bartok and thought, it's so powerful, and there is so much craft; I love it. Then, it was jazz music, and the freedom within the discipline, and so many fine players, it was absolutely wonderful.
And so, I can go on and on with each composer/player that I discovered as I continued my long journey into the many worlds of music. The music just pulled me in, and my natural inclination was to be around music, study music, play music, and have it in my life. That was it; it was just natural for me.
I was a junior in college, and I had to declare a major, and I asked my teacher if I had a shot at a professional music career. She said there was a good chance, so I took a shot.
As soon as I started playing drums!
the second i started playing with a rolling stones lp in 1967
At age 13.
Music is not a way of life.Music is my life.I am music.
When I realized that I couldn't be happy to do anything else.
Well not till recently...