How did I get into drums? 

There were three songs and players that inspired and convinced me that drums was the instrument for me.

Lars Ulrich: Metallica - One
The thunderous triplet kick pattern by Lars is still one of my favourite beats to play. It opened my eyes to the power double kick can bring to music.

Dave Grohl
The physicality Dave Grohl brought to drumming is astounding. His huge double cymbal smashes inspired me to play not just with my hands, but my whole body.

Danny Carey: Tool - Part of Me
The technical playing, speed, and power of Danny Carey exposed me to new ways of thinking about syncopation and the role drums can play in heavy music.


To this day, these three incredible players more than anyone else have influenced my playing and writing style.