Derrick McKenzie

Photo Leslie Ford Funk is all about tight drumming, and while many try, only a few really ever master it. One drummer at the very top of the funk game is UK’s very own Derrick McKenzie. Born and bred in London, Derrick discovered his love for rhythm at a very young age and

By | 2018-12-28T16:31:44+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Derrick McKenzie

John Blease

Born and bred in the small town of Prestwick in Scotland, John Blease discovered his passion for rhythm at a very early age - all thanks to a tambourine passed to him during choir rehearsal. Being hooked straight away, John went onto a journey exploring as much about drums as he possibly could which led

By | 2018-11-30T16:01:13+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on John Blease

Will Hull-Brown of The Cat Empire

Sometimes you discover a band that get right under your skin and someone who’s playing speaks to you in a new and exciting way. I couldn’t believe despite being a huge festival band for the best part of 16 years I was unable to find an interview with Will Hull-Brown, so I went and tracked

By | 2018-11-15T14:08:12+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Will Hull-Brown of The Cat Empire

Daisy Palmer

Big hair, constant smile and a solid power house behind the drum kit - that is Daisy Palmer. Joining the top of the ever-growing female drummer community, Daisy is not only running her own Record label (Babylegs Records) and working on multiple original projects, she has also become one of the most in-demand session drummers

By | 2018-10-31T22:36:42+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Daisy Palmer

Clark Tracey

Celebrating 40 years in jazz, Clark Tracey is well established as one of the UK’s finest jazz drummers. Son of UK jazz legend Stan Tracey, Clark got introduced to jazz at birth and very quickly stepped out of his fathers shadow to establish a successful career in his own right. Over the years Tracey has

By | 2018-09-15T17:34:32+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Clark Tracey

Simon Tellier

Making his drumming debut on the stages of drum shows, Simon Tellier had to work hard to get rid of the “clinician” image. Propelled to prove to the critics that the ‘young guy with the many notes’ was capable of playing for the big artists, he moved to London at the age of 17. There

By | 2018-09-02T03:10:23+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Simon Tellier

Tim Goodyer

Hidden away in dark rooms under or behind the stage, London’s West End musicians are the unsung heroes of some of the world’s most successful musical theatre shows. With over 20 years of experience, Tim Goodyer is one of the most in-demand drummers on the scene and has earned his spot as the number one

By | 2018-07-20T23:02:31+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Tim Goodyer

Emily Dolan Davies & Jonathan Atkinson

What could possibly be better than having a drummer on stage? You guessed right: Two drummers! And what better combination could there be than the UK’s very own Emily Dolan Davies and Jonathan Atkinson. Both successful session musicians in their own rights, Emily (The Darkness, Tricky, Cher Lloyd) and Jon (Rick Astley, The Supremes and

By | 2018-06-30T22:57:38+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Emily Dolan Davies & Jonathan Atkinson

Joby Burgess

Photo Nick White Joby Burgess is one of the most versatile and in-demand percussionists in the UK, and he has recorded and toured with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stewart Copeland, Pete Tong, Christophe Beck, and Will Gregory, to name a few. He has also appeared on soundtracks to movies such as Black

By | 2018-05-27T22:46:28+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Joby Burgess

Graham Hopkins

Dublin bred Graham Hopkins was surrounded by music from a very young age. Born into a musical family - his dad is a drummer too - he grew up to develop a versatile taste and understanding of music. From his first ventures with his band My Little Funhouse straight out of school; over his years

By | 2018-03-31T23:32:45+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Graham Hopkins