- Founding member, Mary, lived in Japan for 15 years, but developed her passion for Taiko several years after her return to the UK
- She is currently a Japanese language teacher at York St John University and also runs the York Japan Society.
Founding member, Sarah, has been a keen Taiko player from the start.
Her skills as a GP are useful for any flying -bachi-related accidents during practice.
Chris joined in 2010. As well as playing with Kaminari he spends time bringing taiko to Teesdale and the Esk Valley with his group
Tony joined in 2009 and quickly developed his Taiko skills to become an essential member of the group. He is dedicated, determined
and full of creative ideas.
Sarah became a member of Kaminari in 2018. As well as being a keen drummer, she is an
accomplished singer and her musicality is valuable to the group.
John joined the group in 2018, having first discovered Taiko in 2014. He brings energy and a critical eye to group compositions.
Tracey joined in 2021. A former kit drummer, she enjoys the expressive elements of Taiko as well as the challenges of traditional
pieces such as Miyake and Yatai.
Founding member Steve's background is in African drumming (Djembe) both as a performer and teacher.
With his wealth of experience with rhythms and percussion, he was quick to turn his hand to Taiko. Following a diagnosis of Parkinson's
disease he has retired from performance.