I Started with a Simmons Kit in 1987. Since 1987 I've had many electronic kits from Roland. I got into electronic kits because I could plug headphones in and not annoy the neighbours or my parents downstairs! I always had the opportunity to use an acoustic kit when playing live and out of the family home. Firstly using the Hayman Kit at Romford Evangelical Church and then building up my own acoustic kit. For many years my acoustic kits were only played outside of the family home. I used electronic kits primarily for practice. It wasn't until 1997 when I got married and my own home that the acoustic kit took over from electronic kits. I didn't stop using electronics, instead I integrated them into my acoustic set ups.