It is always a great pleasure to work with musical artists to help them realise their vision. Sometimes it is as simple as picking the right instrument off the shelf. Other times it is a full-on consultation, back and forth with ideas, prototypes, sound recordings and so on. Here are a few of the more notable people who own some of my hand-crafted instruments:


  • Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear)
  • Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
  • Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention)
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie (solo perc)
  • Damon Reece (Massive Attack)
  • Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
  • Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)
  • Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa)
  • Scott Amendola (Mike Patton)
  • William Winant (Secret Chiefs 3)
  • Lisa Pegher (solo percussion)
  • Lea Mullen (George Michael)
  • Louis Conte (Madonna)
  • Bashiri Johnson (Michael Jackson)
  • Pete Lockett (Peter Gabriel)
  • Billy Hulting (Zappa Plays Zappa)
  • Jerome Deupree (Morphine)
  • Edward Freytag (Aretha Franklin)
  • Emil Richards (so many movies!)
  • Stella Artois (Chalice Symphony)
  • New York Metropolitan Opera
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
  • NDR Symphony Orchestra
  • Hungarian National Philharmonic
  • Deutsche Opera, Berlin
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Finnish National Opera
  • Bergen Philharmonic
  • Stockholm Symphony
  • Stockholm Opera
  • Colorado Symphony
  • Nashville Symphony
  • Houston Symphony
  • Danny Elfman
  • Björk
  • Ensemble Bash
  • Ed Carter / Forma Arts and Media
Portrait and background image
by Andy McCreeth