Sabian: Paragon 13-inch hihats, 17, 18 and 19-inch AAX X-Plosion crashes, 21-inch HHX Raw Bell Dry ride, 19-inch Paragon Chinese.
Your younger brother Adam is your tech. Do you talk to him a lot about sounds?
“Absolutely. He plays the kit almost as much as I do in the soundcheck and line-checking it. I also spend a lot of time talking to the front-of-house guys.
“We’re not recording an album here, it’s live. It has to sound good for a gig, that’s the most important thing. Even if it doesn’t sound that good on stage it’s all about how it sounds out front. Adam’s always looking for a lot of musicality from the drums, not everything has to sound like a kick drum with snares on it!”