Greenie Biography

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Greenie began playing drums at age 10 receiving tuition in School and through to College which gained him a Degree in Music Production/Performance.

He has 19 years of playing, touring, recording and teaching experience which has gained him a Degree in Music Production.
Starting out listening to old Rock albums, Greenie then took an interest in Funk and Soul music which lead to studying a whole spectrum of musical styles and drummers.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he is a sought after drummer in recording sessions, worldwide tours, clinics, workshops and also teaching in one to one/online lessons.

Artists Recently Worked With:

LITTLE COMETS –
*Drummer on ‘The Gentle EP’ – released 23rd February 2014.
*Drummer on ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ album – released in the USA and Canada 20th August 2013 on Dualtone Records.
*Drummer on ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ album – released in the UK 15th October 2012 on Dirty Hit Records.
*Drummer on ‘Jennifer And Other Short Stories’ EP – released 28th May 2012 on Dirty Hit Records.
*Toured extensively over past 4 years in UK, Europe and USA.
*Festival appearances include:  New York CMJ Festival, SXSW (USA), Walk The Line Festival (Holland), Leeds/Reading Festival, Rockness, Latitude, Bestival, Hyde Park, T in The Park, Coca Cola Olympic Shows (UK).
*Support tours with: Biffy Clyro, Atlas Genius, Gomez, Noisettes.
*Numerous TV/Radio appearances and TV ad syncs in UK, Europe and USA.
*Performed with the band on 2 sell out UK headline tours to support ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ album.
*Performed with the band on 2 sell out USA headline tours to support ‘Life Is Elsewhere’ album.
*More USA and UK tours to be announced soon.

*UK X FACTOR –
*Drummer/Percussionist/Backing Vocals/MD/Co-Writer/Co-Producer on material wrote and recorded from 2011 – 2012.

*DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB –
*Drummer/Percussionist/Guitarist/Backing Vocals/Co-Writer on, ‘Existence’ album – released May 2010 on Fiction/Universal Records and various singles between 2008 – 2011 released on Stranded Soldier/Fiction/Universal Records.
*Toured extensively over 3 years in Europe and Japan.
*Festival Appearances included: Glastonbury, Bestival, Leeds/Reading Festival, T In The Park, Hyde Park, Rockness, V Festival, Isle Of Wight (UK), Ibiza Rocks (Spain), Fuji Rocks (Japan), Transmusicales (France), Haldern Pop Festival, Dockville Festival (Germany), London Calling (Holland).
*Numerous TV/Radio appearences and TV ad/programme syncs in Europe, US, Canada, Japan and Australia.
*Support tours with: Oasis, Primal Scream, Razorlight, Courteeners, Jet and Glasvegas.

*ANDY TAYLOR (DURAN DURAN) –
*Drummer on ‘Motherlode’ album.
*Current drummer in ‘Andy Taylor Band’ – in the studio at present writing and recording.

*ELEVATOR GODS OFFICIAL MOVIE SOUNDTRACK –                                                                                                                           *Drummer/Percussionist/Engineer (Release TBA).

*Greenie is also current in-house drummer for Sonic Vista Studios in Ibiza, Spain and will be creating a, “Greenie Sonic Vista” drum sample software package with top producer/mixer/mastering and studio owner Henry Sarmiento.
Sonic Vista clients include: Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Akon, David Guetta, Taio Cruz, Swedish House Mafia, Kelis, Andy Taylor and Ting Tings amongst others.

Greenie has worked with the following producers: *Jim Abbis *Ed Buller *Rich Wilkinson *Andy Taylor *Tommy Henriksen *Jerry Meehan *Mike Crossey *Brenden Lynch *Greg Haver *Ross Orton *Henry Sarmiento.

*After having just completed a 5 week US tour with Little Comets, Greenie has re-located to London to record on other studio sessions as well as starting work on future releases with Little Comets due throughout 2014. UK/US tours and Worldwide Festivals are also confirmed with the band for this year.

Greenie is exclusively endorsed by Premier Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Cympad, Vater Drum Sticks Roland Electronics and Protection Racket Drum Cases.

He is fully skilled in using backing tracks and click tracks both live and in the studio.
He currently uses the Apple Mac ‘Mainstage’ program for live shows as well as the Roland SPD-SX pad set up for manual samples.

TO CONTACT: Call: 07531245029 Email: dgreen832@gmail.com

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