BAND/ARTIST : Independent
KIT SPECIFICATION :
Series : Classic Maple
Finish : Burnt Natural
Sizes : 22x18, 10x8, 12x10, 16x16
WEBSITE : www.tobyhortondrums.co.uk
BIOGRAPHY : Toby Horton is a drummer from Cambridge, currently living in London. Toby began playing drums at the early age of seven, receiving his first drum lesson from former Porcupine Tree drummer Chris Maitland. Chris would continue teach Toby for many years, always being a great teacher and huge inspiration for him.
After moving to Brighton in 2009 to study music, Toby joined the band The Agitator, and soon after they made their debut TV appearance on Later with Jools Holland, in early 2011. Still living in Brighton at this point, Toby started up a new project called Troves, in which he was one of the main songwriters and producers in the project. The band released two singles through Nude Records, the record label formerly home to brit-pop band Suede.
Now living in London, Toby is a session player for a number of different artists. Current and previous acts include:
VV Brown (Delapre Festival, filling in for CJ Evans)
The Beach (The Big Feastival, filling in for Ben Scott Hollingsworth)
The Ordinary Boys (Keyboards)
Toby has made a number of TV appearances, playing either drums or piano. These include Later with Jools Holland, three episodes of ITV's Britain's Got Talent (Bailey McConnell and Wayne Woodward), Weekend with Aled (Sam Bailey), and BBC Children In Need (Susan Boyle). Having gigged extensively across the UK and Europe, he has been lucky enough to support and tour along side artist like London Grammar, Kiesza, Ella Eyre, The Maccabees, AlunaGeorge, KRS-One, Billy Bragg and many more. Toby is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic drummer, more than confident playing to click track and using playback rigs. Toby has recently begun working as a producer/engineer in Dock Street Studios, an excellent new studio built by the Miloco Studios team.