Fireball Sessions at Pop Brixton

It’s well worth a visit to Pop Brixton to see and hear MckNasty says Simone Richardson

Drummer Joshua McKenzie

Once a month MckNasty plays drums at a jam session where he invites other instrumentalists to get up and tune in to whatever happens.

He began playing drums when he was about six.

“I grew up in a Pentecostal church and music and the drums were a large part of the energy of that environment,” he says.

“I couldn’t wait to get behind a kit and once I did, I couldn’t stop.” He grew up in Hackney, but his wife Mpho is from Brixton and they have lived here with their children for 15 years.

He has great memories of Brixton, from playing jam sessions like Wicked Wednesday to gigs at the Academy with Wretch32 and Tinie Tempah.

“One of my favourite gigs was playing at Brixton Electric with Floetry a couple of years ago and I also played there with my wife singing, which was fun.

“I’ve played all over London and the world, with lots of different musicians, but I’m currently focusing on my own music and gigs, so look out for them.”

Apart from his monthly Fireball Sessions in Pop Brixton, he is getting ready to release an album. Follow him for updates – Insta: @official_mcknasty; FB: McKNasty Music.

The next free Fireball Sessions at Pop from 8 to 11.30pm are on Thursdays 6 June, 11 July and 1 August.