Born in Wales, Calum's whole life has been involved in the world of drums and drumming, having been exposed to the life of the professional drummerist through his dad (Chris Slade: AC/DC, Tom Jones).
With a dynamic style that centres on the groove Calum has become a strong and versatile player with engagements covering recordings, tours, live performance and theatre, across a wide range of genres. Calum brings his enthusiasm and fun-loving personality into every setting, helping sessions run smoothly and inspiring others in their creativity.
Calum began his professional life in music 23 years ago working as a sound engineer within the prestigious Virgin Studios group, learning from a who’s who of leading worldwide producers and artists. Almost 10 years later, returning to his first love, he began his own recording career on the other side of the desk playing drums and percussion.
He was a featured musician on the groundbreaking 1997 contemporary worship project Come, Now Is The Time produced by Canadian luminary Brian Doerksen, followed by the acclaimed CD release Hungry, which remains as one of the most loved contemporary worship CD’s of the modern era. Since then he has gone from strength to strength and has collaborated with many of today’s most loved songwriter’s within contemporary gospel music and beyond.
Calum holds a BA in Commercial Music from the University of Westminster in London and is a Guinness World Record holder for his part in the world’s longest team drum roll, lasting 22hrs 5mins 23secs.
He Loves to play drums...