An Aucklander, Shane first studied fine art and then took his DipMus at the University of Auckland School of Music in 1996, studying with leading New Zealand percussionists and timpanists. He first played for the APO as an associate percussionist in 1994.
Also Associate Principal Timpani/Percussion with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Shane has also enjoyed a busy life as a freelancer with visiting and touring artists and shows from Ray Charles and Elaine Page to Evita and Phantom.
Shane was also a member of From Scratch and toured with the group in 1995 (Asia) and Europe (1998 and 2001).
Shane relaxes by fishing, kayaking and skiing, when he’s not filming with his GoPro or on the golf course.