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Drums » Percussion
Jake first picked up a pair of drum sticks when he was 10. He has had formal tuition all his drumming career and is currently studying with Mike Dolbear. He has previously been taught by industry professionals Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan. Republica), Toby Drummond (Wicked, Billy Elliot, Lion King) and Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Craig David) whilst attending ‘The Academy Of Contemporary Music’, Guildford where he achieved a 1st class honours degree in music performance.
Jake has had experience in a number of live situations at high profile events and venues such as the Eden Project (Relays Festival), Royal Albert Hall, Poole Lighthouse, and the Weymouth Olympics Opening Ceremony working with the likes of John K Miles MMus, Billy Bragg and the Magic Drum Orchestra.
Jake’s musical theatre experience includes depping on the Blues Brothers Xmas Special at the Arts Theatre, West End and ‘Throughly Modern Millie’ at the Landor Theatre, London. He also performed on Talent Inc’s production of ‘Loserville’ and on a production of Bugsy Malone.
He also has extensive experience performing with his function band, The Weekend, who are managed by DK Management.
Jake has had plenty of experience as a music leader with B sharp where he assisted in composing, rehearsing and performing music with young people. He has just become the new drum tutor for the British School Of Rock, Weybridge where he teaches young children to play drums within a performance setting with other children in different disciplines