MAKING MUSIC WITH CHRIS HILL
Posted: 30 August 2019
We talk to Sophie and the Giant’s drummer about exploding into the mainstream.
Read time: 5 mins
When did you start playing the drums?
I think I was around 11 or 12. The reason I started was I really wanted the game ‘Rock Band’ and I got given it for Christmas and my dad said “if you can complete a couple of games on expert I’ll get you a drum kit”. And then I got a really old second-hand drum kit for getting that far and from there I was just hooked to it. I just carried on playing on drums. I started as a lefthander then moved to the righthanded drumkit. It was a bit silly of me because I’m left-handed, but I didn’t want to make a fuss with everyone else by switching the drum kit round. That’s how I started, just playing video games really.