Re: What got you started playing drums?
How did I get started?
I was quite a tearaway when I was younger, the area I grew up is not the most salubrious. My father got tired of the police bringing me home so he bought me a kit at 13, with the words "If you're going to hit something; hit these." Along with rugby and boxing, a brilliant way to channel my aggression at the time and the rest is, as they say, history.
As for your questions:
Music- Motorhead, Dead Kennedys, Pistols, Damned, Venom, Tank etc.
Drummer- Has to be Phil Taylor, I so wanted to play for Motorhead. Nowadays, anyone I can steal an idea from!! ;-)
Person- My father and his insight.
Style- Anything now, but when I started; Punk, Thrash, Hardcore etc.
Inspirations- Dave Howarth, my first drum teacher, and being able to sight read 'Love Me Do' by The Beatles without knowing the song first. That was my epiphany.
Drinking rum before 10am makes you a PIRATE, not an alcoholic...........