Taken from his brilliant website http://www.hungryrhythms.com/about-stickman/
"Born in Bury, Lancashire, England in 1962. My mother came from Barbados and my father was of Irish descent. I have embraced my dual ancestry as an instinctive and intuitive vehicle for artistic expression. I have invested many years researching, developing and delivering the hidden voices of my African Caribbean/British identity."
A world class, multi-disciplined, drummer and percussionist, also a poet, actor, educator, conceptual artist and father. An avid researcher and collector of "The hidden-in-between language of African-Caribbean culture, roots, belonging and heritage." Finding out about ancestors by exploring blood-lineage. Examining the evidence. Unearthing the real history.
"All language is spoken rhythms."
Involved in creating and delivering a wide range of innovative arts projects since the mid 1980's. My Projects comprise connecting cultures and communities across generations, ages and abilities, in schools, colleges, museums, galleries, country houses and prisons. A good example has been the Passport Project.
Started locally in Nottingham during 1997 it has since travelled across Europe engaging audiences in a highly thought provoking and educative experience.