I started playing the drums at 14 years old, my brother & I & a couple of friends started a heavy metal band (like you do), in the late 70’s, early 80’s. During my travels to Rainbow gatherings in 1999, I discovered the Djembe & began a love affair with that drum.
I discovered desktop producing & sequencer programs at around the same time & started to experiment with making my own music. Following my experiences in the rave scene in the UK from 1988 to 1991, I developed a passion for house music & experimented with making my own for a few years. Below is an excerpt from a video I made in 2016 with one of the songs I wrote & I used my Adobe Premier Pro & Adobe After Effects skills to edit & produce the video.
Again, this is just a hobby at present & was a good vehicle for learning desktop studio mastering & Adobe digital editing skills.
Due to my extensive experience with being a club promoter, rave organiser & dance workshop facilitator, I am skilled at designing sound, lighting & decor for gigs, parties & workshops.
Below are a few pictures from my years cutting my marching- snare teeth with a Samba band. Great days.
When I co-facilitated the Rising Tantra Dance workshops between 2016 & 2018, I designed several soundscapes using my DJ knowledge, extensive music collection & Cubase. Below is an example.