Born in 1970, Patrick Dawes works as a percussionist and music producer on a wide array of projects. Patrick studied kit drums from the age of eight and later percussion and has been working professionally since 1993. He initially played in clubs as a percussionist alongside dj's. It involved long, joyful sessions of raw and energetic drumming throughout the night before driving home at sunrise. This included playing at the Ministry of Sound in their early days both at their London club and on a tour of China in 1997.