A NEW exhibition will portray the early memories and learning of some of the most iconic musicians of the past 50 years.

The latest display of photographer Chris Payne's work showcases a series of portraits depicting drummers from a range of musical backgrounds.

Payne, who lives in Prestwich, aims to inspire young people to have a go at drumming and learn about the rhythms that connect us as humans.

The exhibition at HOME theatre in Manchester, explores the childhood memories of the first beats produced by Richard Jupp, formerly of Bury band Elbow, and more.

Dame Evelyn Glennie, the first percussionist to win the Polar Music Prize, The Smiths' Mike Joyce, and former Jam drummer Rick Buckler are also among the participating musicians.

Payne will also be providing top tips and advice for beginner and intermediate photographers during a sold-out digital skills workshop on October 17.

Flash Bang Wallop, a free exhibition, is open until Sunday, November 17.