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The very first kit I was given was a Premier and I've never looked back. Premier are home made drums for a home made drummer..... they look great on stage and of course when I play them...they sound great!

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Joshua Courtney Pietro McKenzie known to most, as just Josh McKenzie is a name well recognised among his peers.

Despite his young age Josh has managed to rack up an impress CV with his energetic but versatile ability allowing him to span many Genre including Pop, Rock, R&B, Gospel, Reggae and Jazz.

Playing drums since the age of 7, Josh remembers fondly the feeling of coming home from school to find his first shiny red drum kit waiting in his mother’s basement. From that point it was his daily devotion to rush home from school and fit in as many hours before bedtime with sticks in hand, this extended to family jam sessions with each of his 8 siblings either playing an instrument or singing.

Since then Josh has toured the UK, Europe and the US, with artists such as Daniel and Natasha Beddingfield, Denis Rollins, Simon Webb, Lily Allen, Terri Walker and Duffy to mention a few. His European touring experience being extensive with artists Keziah Jones and Patrice, this as a result of his studio work on their albums (Black Orpheus and Free-Patri-Ation).

Josh has, in fact clocked up considerable hours in the studio his playing featuring on recordings by Tom Jones, Ava Leigh, Laura Izabor and more.

Having learned his Craft in Church Josh has kept close links with Gospel music, gracing the stage with the likes of Anne Nesby, Marvin Winans, Helen Baylor and Raymond and Co, as well as The London Community Gospel Choir.

Josh’s passion for music (he also sings and plays bass) is apparent to any and everyone who sees him, a passion he wants to share with younger musicians coming up behind him.

Using a mix of eclectic rhythm, and a charismatic and dynamic approach he has recently started using his music as a tool for mentoring young people. Josh believes strongly in the power of music to build self-esteem and confidence as well as communal and personal responsibility. 

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Equipment

Premier Series in Burnt Orange Sparkle

  • 8” x 7” Maple Supported Tom
  • 10” x 8” Maple Supported Tom
  • 12” x 8” Maple Supported Tom
  • 13” x 11” Gen-X Supported Power Tom 
  • 14” x 12” Gen-X Supported Power Tom
  • 16” x 14” Gen-X Supported Power Tom
  • 22” x 18” Gen-X Supported Bass Drum
  • 14” x 7” Maple Snare Drum
  • 13” x 7” Maple Snare Drum
  • 10” x 6” Maple Snare Drum

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