Zoe Jeffryes, African drumming workshop leader.

Zoe Jeffryes, African drumming workshop leader.

Zoe Jeffryes

Zoe’s first experience with African drumming came at a summer singing camp ten years ago. The exhilaration of taking part in drumming workshops at this camp lead her to diversify her musical direction. She began to study African Drumming from then on. She now performs with a drumming group and has been facilitating workshops with Unbeatable Energy for six years.

Zoe is also an experienced vocalist running a community choir in Sheffield for three years. She loves to combine percussion work with her roots in song. She believes that everybody and anybody can make music. In her free time Zoe loves walks in the countryside, spending time having fun with her family, drinking tea and eating, especially chocolate!

Jonathan Cummings, African drumming workshop leader.

Jonathan Cummings, African drumming workshop leader.

Jonathan Cummings

Jonathan has been drumming from a young age, beginning on kit and playing percussion in various concert bands. He discovered African drumming in 2007 and has worked alongside Steve for 5 years, including performances at Peace in the Park and other festivals.

Jonathan also teaches catering and works with vulnerable adults and young people with learning difficulties.

Laura Stewart, African Drumming workshop leader.

Laura Stewart, African Drumming workshop leader.

Laura Stewart

Laura discovered West African drums at a tiny festival in Scotland where she attended the same workshop three times - she was so enchanted by the rhythms and soul of the music. She has been working with Unbeatable Energy for over 3 years.

Laura is a singer and can play the piano, ukulele, guitar and mbira. She is also in the Sheffield Samba Band, teaches English to asylum seekers and refugees and provides private rhythm and percussion sessions for children with learning disabilities.