Drums and percussions make up the bigger part of Helman’s life. Classically trained as a symphonic percussionist, his obsession with drums and percussions soon transcended beyond genres. Performing genres ranging from classical to rock; electronic to traditional, he has enjoyed playing both local and regional gigs.
These include various performances such as the “Esplanade Presents” series, opening of Silk Club in Bintan Lagoon Resort, and sporadic shows at many nightlife spots around Singapore. Helman is also part of a percussion unit, Fanka Fellas, who is the premiere djembe band in Asia. Fanka Fellas, who appear regularly at percussion hotspots such as Blu Jaz Cafe and Barrio Chinos, have recently released their debut album, Jump.