Geoffrey Stapleton



I was 19 when I imported my Slingerland drum kit from the U.S.A. and it took me a long time to pay mum and dad back. It was worth it though as it provided me with the beginning of a means to an end, that is, becoming a professional musician (not to mention the interesting, often hair-raising journey that went with it.) On the way the kit was befriended by two other drummers in the family, both nephews. Firstly Simon Stapleton and then J.J. Peters (Deez Nuts / I Killed The Prom Queen) . I still have it and I still love it but it’s getting old like me.

acrylic on canvas

39.4" x 29.5" / 100cm x 75cm