Since the early nineties, Iain Mellor has nurtured and furthered the musical skills of hundreds of musicians in the North West through Cabasa Carnival Arts and community outreach workshops. In 2001, Iain co-founded Bangdrum, a leading school workshops provider which aided the successful development of Global Grooves.
Iain’s unique workshop persona and sense of humour make him popular with workshop and course participants both young and old! His knowledge, passion, and 30+ years’ experience in Brazilian and West African culture have set him among the countries leading workshop facilitators and performers; he is particularly ‘mean’ on the drum kit! Iain is driven by the desire for communities to work together through the creative arts and runs Oldham Percussion Academy, weekly percussion classes for young people in the Oldham area, an offshoot project of Meninos Oldham.
More recently, Iain has been working nationally and internationally with organisations such as University of Damascus, University of the West Indies and The British School of Kuwait to name but a few.