Behind the sticks with Simon Finley
Posted : 16 August 2019
Between performing with Echo and the Bunnymen and writing for TV and film Simon Finley is a busy man, but he spared 5 minutes to talk about how he’s made his mark in music.
Did you always want to be a drummer?
When I was 6 or 7 my parents got me into playing piano, but it’s my dads’ fault that I’m a drummer. He was a musician and was in bands in the 60s, and he pretty much forced me to have a drum kit! I was turning 9 and he said ‘I’ll get you a drum kit for your birthday’ but I was like ‘I’d much rather have some Lego!’. I watched my dad play it for a bit and watching that got me interested, so I tried it and from then on I was hooked.