Karl grew up on the West coast of Ireland in a musical family,surrounded by his parents either listening or playing music. His father being a professional drummer encouraged and taught him to play drums from an early age.
From the age of 14 he was out playing concerts with people not only his own age but also with professional musicians that his father played with.
At the age of 19 he moved over to Liverpool to study at the Liverpool Institute of performing arts, he graduated there in 2004 with a BA(hons)Degree in music.
During his time there he managed to tour the UK and Europe with various bands including a tour supporting Peter Gabriel on his Still growing up European tour.
Since then he has continued to tour the UK, Europe and Japan with various acts including Colin Vearncombe aka Black, Candie Payne, Vagabond, Maurice Seezer (Bono, 50 cent, Gavin Friday), John Power (Cast, the La's), The stands and many more....
He has had over ten years of teaching experience mainly on a one-to-one basis but also teaching group workshops in schools/ colleges.