Andy - Drums

How long have you been playing?
I was always fascinated by drums from a very early age but first played in 1986.. crap I'm old!

Whats your current set up?
A mix of classic Sonor drums collected over 20yrs and a mosh of cymbal brands

Favourite bands and influences?                                               

Van Halen, Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theatre, Queen; 80's Rock..anything with great drumming, structure and harmony.

5 favourite albums?
Tough question; too many, but in no particular order: 'Systematic Chaos' by Dream Theatre 'Van Halen 2' by er Van Halen 'Counterparts' by Rush 'Test For Echo' by Rush "Black Clouds & Silver Linings' by Dream Theatre

First gig attended?
I think it was ZZ top, I went with my mum and dad but I'm buggered if I can remember where..

Tell us something about you we might not know                                                                                               

I've met and schmoozed with most of the top drummers in the world... with the exception of Neil Peart, whom I wanted to meet the most!!