Thanks for dropping in!

I'm a drummer and teacher from the Isle of Wight now living in the West Berkshire market town of Newbury, currently playing with RIP Love, Dr. Vegas and The Push; as well as regularly stepping in for other acts when required.

Aside from playing with my bands I also have a large number of private students with an incredible success rate for examinations though various exam boards, including Guildhall and RockSchool.

I've also been fortunate enough to work on some great clinic tours as a tech with drummers including Stanton Moore (Galactic), Chris Coleman (Stevie Wonder, Prince) and most recently Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, John Mayer, Toto).

At the UK Drum Show last year I was the stage tech for the artists performing in the MikeDolbear.com Masterclass Room which included setting up and assisting drummers from the UK scene.

I also regularly review items and contribute to the MikeDolbear.com website.

For information on my services as a tech or to find out more about lessons please use the contact tab to send me as message via Facebook.

Finally, thanks for stopping by!

Chart of the Week

Each week I am trying to write a chart for a big tune, usually one I have a backing track for from years of collecting magazines and various online sites that do custom tracks. If you're looking for backing tracks for yourself, check out Karaoke-Version.com or DrumlessVersion.com.

When I have time I also try and record a little video which I share on social media (links in the footer).

Below are the first handful, but if you have a suggestion, let me know!

COTW #1 - Blondie - "One Way or Another"

COTW #2 - Rage Against the Machine - "Bombtrack"

COTW #3 - Reel Big Fish - "Sell Out"

COTW #4 - Camila Cabello - "Havana"

COTW #5 - Feeder - "Seven Days in the Sun"

COTW #6 - Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters"

COTW #7 - Bruno Mars - "Locked Out of Heaven"

COTW #8 - Fleetwood Mac - "The Chain"

COTW #9 - The Roots - The Seed (2.0)

COTW #10 - Toto - Hold the Line

COTW #11 - Foo Fighters - Pretender

COTW #12 - No Doubt - Don't Speak 

COTW #13 - Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag