Kofi’s first live performance was with his father on the UK television show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” – at just six years of age he proved he had inherited more than just his fathers name.In the early 80’s, Kofi and his father played drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with John Ethridge (Soft Machine), and gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann), and with Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot’s Humble Pie.
During the 1990’s Kofi toured with Jack Bruce in Budapest; signed with Scotty Brothers Records when he recorded the album Lost City; recorded Abstract Logic with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane; and toured extensivley – including more drum duets with Ginger Baker.
In 1994, Kofi headed off for the USA and for some time lived with his father Ginger Baker in Colorado. Footage of this can be seen in the Ginger Baker Rockumentary ‘Beware of Mr Baker’ and more stories in the Ginger Baker autobiography ‘Hellraiser’ & GingerBaker.com.
More recently Kofi has completed The Extreme Guitar Tour with Uli Jon Roth -Former Scorpions lead guitarist, Vinny Appice – DIO, Black Sabbath, Rick Derringer, John Lennon ect. Vinnie Moore – Lead guitarist with UFO.
After leaving Colorado for LA, Kofi continued to play extensively and also set up his own drum school which spawned many loyal fans and pupils; anyone attending his clinics can testify to his easy friendly manner and the excellent way he communicates his passion to others.
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He uses both Ludwig and Hudson Custom Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Vater sticks, Aquarian drumheads, E pad practice pads, Samson microphones and pro-klamps. He also uses Revolution Drum Accessories.
For studio sessions, Kofi uses a Ford 13″ by 5″ walnut snare.
- 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, rack toms + 16″ floor tom
- 20″ and 22″ by 18″ deep bass drums
- 13″ by 5″ snare
- 14″ Quick beat hi hat and K top Z bottom closed hi-hat
- 22″ K ride
- 20″ K crash ride
- 18″ and 16″ A crash cymbals
- 10″ K splash
- Vater sticks:
- Vater power 5b sticks
- Aquarian focus x on the snare
- Aquarian classic clear Drumheads on the toms
- Aquarian force 1 bass heads