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Born in Cardiff. Moved to London late 60’s and studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music [Pete Jacobsen and Stan Sulzman were also studying there at the same time]. Joined Mike Westbrook in 1979; worked with his various ensembles and big band and toured Europe and Australia. Was a member of the Tim Whitehead Quartet, with Pete Jacobsen and Arnie Somoygi, for twelve years; have been a member of Don Weller’s Quartet and his big band for 25¬†years and the John Critchenson-Art Themen Quartet for ten years.

Also played with Americans Art Farmer, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Sonny Stitt, Red Holloway, Mark Murphy, Mose Allison, Bobby Shew, Scott Hamilton and many others.