Adrian Poole

Adrian realised he may have a percussive career when, at first attempt, he was the only person in his primary school music lesson that could tap out the rhythm set by the teacher!

Wind ensembles, brass bands and various groups came calling in his school years until, aged 17, he came through competitive auditions to be awarded the seat in one of Norfolk’s busiest function bands.

Since then, he has been the percussive drive behind a number of East Anglia’s finest party bands (inc. performances with Lee Vasey, Kaleidoscope, Claire Barker and Emma Hall to name a few), jazz and blues groups, champion brass bands, orchestras and theatre companies, including multiple NNOS productions at the Norwich Theatre Royal.

Adrian’s philosophy behind the kit is to play with feel and poise enhancing the musicality of the performance. He also provides backing vocals as well as the occasional lead and duets with Kyra!

He plays probably the smartest drum-kit in the area; industry-leading DW drums with 24 carat gold fittings… nice!