Some of the most succulent drum sounds I’ve ever experienced have come from Premier drums, old and new. I’m proud to be part of a family with such a rich history in the percussive arts, still producing superb instruments that stand up to the test of time.”
Gareth is currently holding down the rhythm section for Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Fresh off the back of touring the UK for the Kerrang Tour 2016, he and the band are looking forward to a summer of festivals across the continent, and their second album release later this year.
Gareth’s love of rhythm was nurtured from a young age, first abusing chopsticks and a tambourine at the age of 8, enthralled by his father’s eclectic collection of Led Zeppelin, Prince and The Police records. Then followed a wide ranging musical education, exploring a number of different percussion instruments, and seeing him settle to be most at home behind the drum set.
Gareth’s playing experience embraces every angle of the musical spectrum; having set the groove behind rock and pop acts, propping up concert bands and orchestras, as well as following his love of all things jazz behind a number of small ensembles and big bands. When not performing, Gareth maintains a busy teaching schedule, as well as composing and arranging for TV, advertising and educational use.
Forthcoming Dates: Album 2 due late August/September
RockCamp (DE) – June
Roskilde Festival (DK) – June
Supporting Bad Religion – Germany, June
Supporting The Bronx – Germany, July
Leefest (UK) – 30th July
Reading & Leeds Festivals (UK) – 26th / 27th August
Elite Series in Silver Sparkle Lacquer:
- 22" x 18" Bass Drum (Gen-X)
- 10" x 8" Rack Tom (Gen-X)
- 12" x 8" Rack Tom (Gen-X)
- 14" x 14" Floor Tom (Gen-X)
- 16" x 16" Floor Tom (Gen-X)
- 14" x 6.5" Snare Drum (Birch)
- 14" x 8" Snare Drum (Gen-X)