Gareth Grover (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
Gareth is currently holding down the rhythm section for UK rock act Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes. Fresh off the back of touring the UK, providing main support to Sum 41 for the Kerrang Tour 2016, the band are looking forward to a busy summer of festivals across the continent, including Download Festival and Reading & Leeds Festivals here in the UK, as well as support slots with The Bronx and Bad Religion. The band have also been hard at work in the studio and are putting together the finishing touches to their hotly anticipated 2nd album, due out later in 2016.
Gareth’s love of rhythm was nurtured from a young age, first abusing chopsticks and a tambourine at the age of 8, inspired by his father’s collection of Led Zeppelin, Prince and The Police records. In taking up sticks at 11 years of age, he started a musical education seeing him explore a huge range of musical styles and a wide variety of percussion instruments, training in and practising composition and arrangement skills, and settling to be most at home behind the drum set, studying the finer points at Drumtech in West London.
His live playing experience embraces every angle of the musical spectrum; having set the groove behind rock and pop acts in some of the countries most well known venues, supporting acts like The Eagles Of Death Metal, White Lies, Lost Prophets and many more. Gareth has also propped up concert bands and orchestras in the prestige surroundings of places like London’s Royal Albert Hall; as well as following his love of all things jazz with a number of small ensembles and full big bands in venues like London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s.
When not performing, Gareth maintains a busy teaching schedule, as well as composing and arranging for TV, advertising and educational use.