Chaz is an Oxford based session & dep drummer with experience of multiple genres of music.
Born and bred in West Yorkshire, Chaz started drum lessons at the age of ten, taught by the legendary Roy Powell. Specialising in snare drum and orchestral percussion in the early years Chaz played in orchestras and marching bands around the UK.
Chaz progressed to kit and used his sight reading skills to play in shows and working mens clubs – One of which he was resident drummer.
Chaz was actively involved in the Drum Corps scene where he marched, instructed and wrote for various bands.
Since moving to Oxford in his early twenties Chaz has played a multitude of styles of music for many bands and continues to dep and play shows.
“Chaz is an extremely competent drummer with excellent technical skills. Able to both ad-lib & pick up new numbers very quickly so ideal for dep work. A drummer for all occasions.”
“Our drummer was admitted to hospital with 3 gigs booked over the following three days. Chaz was introduced to audiences as our dep at the end of the gigs and folks thought he was our new permanent drummer. He has a natural knack of picking up songs and beats straight away and with ease. He has been called upon several times, usually at short notice and has never let us down.”
“Chaz is a fantastic drummer and awesome to perform with. He was selected to join us for a staged musical in an Oxford theatre. He is always reliable and gives a great performance even with minimal rehearsal time.”
– Zoë Brennan, Musical Director
A 16" floor tom with a jungle kit conversion along with a 10" steel snare is an ideal setup for small pub gigs and when something different is needed
Natal Ash Kit
Punchy with loads of attack makes this kit perfect for live gigs - My go to setup is 4 piece but I setup in different configurations depending on the gig
Great for a whole range of events including acoustic jam sessions and lunchtime pub gigs
Up Coming Gigs
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Saturday 23rd October – Depping for Innuendo at The Midget, Abingdon
Saturday 20th November – Depping for The Dulcet Tones in Lower Radley
5th September – Depping for Hippy Haze at The Old Anchor, Abingdon
29th August – Depping for Watt 4 at Wendfest 2021
31st July – Cajon player at AnchorFest, The Old Anchor, Abingdon