Who or what inspired you to take up percussion and pursue a career in music?
I saw my school's military band during ECA open house and thought the drummers were the coolest! After trying all the instruments, I loved the vibes from the percussion section most; there were too many things you can make too many different sounds with and it really attracted me. Of course, there was the element of hitting things that obviously appealed to any 13-year-old!
From there, I met Tama Goh, who is an esteemed and well-respected veteran in the music industry. He was our instructor and we all thought he had the best job in the world – playing music, travelling and basically being on stage all the time. It was a career option I found myself absolutely intrigued by. I love that adrenaline rush of being on stage but back then never thought it could go any further than school performances. It was not until my early 20s when I joined a percussion club setup by Tama and met a lot of talented, like-minded individuals, that I considered pursuing it as a career as we all egged one another on to do it.