I'm a highly experienced performer specialising in Brazilian song and percussion styles. With the ability to play a variety of instruments to a high standard including; Surdos, Caixa, Repique, Timbal, Tamborim, Congas, Pandeiro, Triangle, Caxixi & Cajon. As well as adapting these percussion instruments - and many other drums - to a variety of styles and sounds.

Since 2009 I've performed with many varying groups from street bands, folk groups right up to orchestras at events such as:
London 2012 Paralympic Games,
São Paulo Carnival,
Nottinghill Carnival,
Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
Hidden Door Festival,
Kelburn Garden Party,
Glasgow Merchant City Festival
and many more

Associated acts:
​- The Edinburgh Samba School (Director and Performer. Musical Director 2017/18)
- Bristol Branch (Percussion - Triangle, Tamborim, Zabumba, Frigideira, Caxixi)
- Novatown Bossa Nova Collective (Percussion - Congas, Rebolo, Pandeiro, Cuíca).
-Shunpike Social Club - Percussion Lead

Collaborators further away: 

- Juba Do Leao, Manchester (Percussion - Alfaia, Timbal, Triangle)
- Banda Alana. Percussion - São Paulo, Brazil
- Bloco Me Lembra Que Eu Vou, Timbal - São Paulo, Brazil


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Photo by Carlos Esdras - São Paulo Carnaval 2019

Also appeared alongside:

- Tinderbox Orchestra (percussionist)

- Kinetika Bloco (repique)

- Beat it (formerly percussion and guitarist)

- Pulse of the Place (formerly percussion)

- Supa & Da Kryptonites (Percussion - Congas, Timbales, Cowbells)

- Apostrophe Ensemble (Percussion - Congas, Cymbals, Shakers, Cuíca

I'm available for playing percussion for bands on recordings or for performances. More examples of his playing can be seen on his Instagram page.