Naps (Guitar and Vocals)
Naps’ first memory of playing music is from junior school playing xylophone to conjure the feeling of a fox chasing a rabbit through a forest. Naps then went on to learn recorder which was promptly discarded when the option arose to learn guitar. Naps took up guitar when he was 11 and continued through school taking lessons before becoming self-taught as he entered college and later, university, where he finished his degree in Sonic Art.
Naps has been in a few different bands in the past including Nou Straps, 51st State and Knobjaw. The Mandarins are a welcome change and he is enjoying every minute of it, even if he doesn’t look like it!