Having picked up the drumsticks at the age of 14, Collette has displayed a raw passion and affinity for her primary instrument ever since. This commitment drove her to focus her love of drums and singing into a formal qualification by achieving a BA (Hons) in Popular & World Music from Leeds University. Since graduating, she has applied the wide range of skills learnt into session playing for the likes of the highly acclaimed Sony, Syco, Warner, The Sweet Group, Chief Productions and The 86th Floor Music.
Collette has played alongside a host of professional musicians such as Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie) and Kojo Samuel (MD for Jessie J, Katy B, Plan B) providing solid grooves and melodic backing vocals. She also features in the official videos for George Shelley's (Union J) pop ballad 'Prove Me Wrong' and Gabrielle Aplin's chart hit 'Sweet Nothing'. She also had the pleasure of accompanying her live on the Graham Norton show. Not one to get complacent, Collette is always refining her musical and professional skills, having studied under world renowned drum tutor/educators such as Mike Dolbear and Gabor Dornyei.
Collette is one half of London based alt-rock duo 'Rews'. They have graced festival stages across Europe including Glastonbury, Green Man, Kendall Calling and The Great Escape. Their single 'Miss You In The Dark' was Huw Stephens 'Tip of the week'. They are supported by numerous taste makers with quotes like; 'REWS, the best new band I've seen in f**king months' - Dan Hudson (Kerrang Radio) and 'if you're not instantly foot-tapping then you must be clinically dead' - Joe Donnelly TXFM.
- Collette Uses
Natal Café Racer series drums in Sea Foam Green finish.
22 Kick Drum
14 Floor Tom
16 Floor Tom
Natal Standard series Hardware