Joshua was born in London into a musical family on May 20th 1986. He was constantly surrounded by music and by the end of Primary school Joshua was studying Clarinet, Orchestral Percussion and teaching himself Drum Kit.
Growing up in Derbyshire, Joshua attended County Youth Orchestras, Wind Bands and Jazz Bands throughout secondary school, with opportunities for European travel and the highlight of performing in Japan.
Joshua was playing professionally by the age of 15 with his quartet ‘Midnight Blue’. These concerts provided opportunities to perform alongside headline acts from London. Joshua was able to hear and meet many of his future colleagues (Tom Cawley (Curios), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear, The Invisible), Dave O’Higgins (Kyle Eastwood Band), Gilad Atzmon (Sarah Gillespie band) and Gerard Presencer.
BK Drummer Magazine:
“Seriously funky grooves courtesy of Blackmore…It’s dirty noisy and needs to be in your collection.”
“Tricksy beat manipulator”
“Blackmore very much the contemporary drummer, drawing as easily on hip-hop and drum'n'bass-type beats as on more conventional jazz rhythms, considerably enlivening the whole band sound in the process.”
Martin Longely BBC:
“Blackmore's drum patterns are highly detailed”
Daniel Spicer Jazzwise:
“...calling on Blackmore to use considerable skills and confidence in navigating intricate clockwork constructions full of treacherous twists and turns, devious time signatures and oddly off-kilter grooves ………Blackmore enjoys the freedom to improvise within the rigid structures, one moments urging the trio on, the next holding back behind the beat with a laconic, almost sarcastic insouciance
Willing to teach
Currently teaching for Brent Music Service.
Available for private lessons. £30ph