The Young Newcastle Drummer has already made an impact in the world of music performing on the same stage as Jools Holland, Simple Minds, Scouting for Girls, Texas, Adam Ant, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N Roses) and The Jacksons. Kyle still continues to Tour all around the world with various bands and artists, Bumblefoot (Sons of Apollo, Guns N Roses) & Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) to name a few.
He started playing drums at the ripe old age of 6 years old on a small drum set at home and performed his first gig at the age of 9. At only age 13 he was invited to join his Dad’s band We3Colonels to which Kyle would perform in local pubs and clubs to learn his craft. 3 years of playing in his Dad’s band saw Kyle’s versatility increase incredibly and prepared him for many opportunities in the future.
After learning his craft in the pubs and clubs Kyle moved on to join his first original band Twister at age 15. Twister would go on to support and open up for bands such as Simple Minds, Jools Holland, Texas, Adam Ant, The Jacksons at Hardwick live and tour consistently throughout each year. After 3 years of writing and recording the “This Isn’t Wonderland” album with the band and touring heavily Kyle then had the opportunity to perform with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal from Guns N Roses and from there began to open new doors in his career.
Kyle is the current drummer for Guitar Legend Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Guns N Roses) & Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) but, also records and performs for various artists Worldwide.
On the 3rd March 2015 at the O2 Academy in Newcastle, Kyle and his previous band Twister performed with (and opened up for) Ron “Bumblefoot Thal. After playing the show and keeping in touch with Ron, Kyle has since then played shows in Europe and USA with Bumblefoot and continues to do so!
In between Bumblefoot touring and other studio sessions, Kyle has already performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival recorded for members of The Alabama 3 and other well known guitar players within Europe. A long with these sessions gigs he has received many endorsements from drums companies such as Natal Drums, Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals, Aquarian Drumheads, Czarcie Kopyto Custom Made Pedals and Regal Tip Drumsticks. After working non – stop throughout 2017, another new gig came around.
After being highly recommended for the gig last year by his good friend Micky Crystal (Tygers of Pang Tang) Kyle has just recently came off a long European tour with Bass Legend, Marco Mendoza and more dates are yet to be announced for 2019!
After touring consistently from 2016 into 2018 the Number 1 Drum Magazine in USA “Drumhead Magazine” approached Kyle and featured him in their September addition of Drumhead Magazine.
We can only look forward to see what 2019 brings as Kyle will continue to work Bumblefoot, Marco Mendoza and many more artists around the globe. Not only this but, he has been invited back as an artist for the NAMM Show 2019 in January which is held in Anaheim, California so be sure to keep updated on all social media for the US show dates and more European Dates next year.