In Episode 9 – I talk to the always sensational, Troy Miller. Troy has worked as a drummer with artists such as Laura Mvula, Mark Ronson, George Benson and the late great Amy Winehouse, but is also an extremely established producer in his own right. You can listen here –
In Episode 8 of the UK Drummer Podcast we talk with the incredibly inspirational Ian Palmer. In addition to speaking about what it was like growing up with famous family members that were already established drummers (Carl and Steve Palmer), Ian also explains to me how he juggles he’s time between arranging events like ‘The Worlds Greatest Drummer Concert’ each year, flies aeroplanes for Virgin Atlantic, and still manages to practice everyday. Amazing.
This week I talk to British session drumming legend ‘Clem Cattini’. Who, during the course of his career played on over forty four #1 singles and was part of a group called ‘The Tornados’ who were the first British group to ever achieve a #1 in the US with their single ‘Telstar’. He was also on a shortlist of drummers considered by Jimmy Page to potentially be a member of Led Zeppelin before the group officially launched. Say what !!!
In todays episode we talk with British jazz drumming legend, ‘Pete Cater who, in addition to being one of the UK’s most in demand drum tutors has also performed at clinics alongside Steve White, Ian Palmer and Steve Gadd (among others). We also talk about how Pete filled in for Harvey Mason at last years London Drum Show event and how he has rubbed shoulders with both Louie Bellson and Buddy Rich over the years.
In episode 5 of the UK Drummer Podcast we chat with South African drummer and author, Georg Voros. In addition to talking about his book, ‘rhythm of the head, we talk about Georg’s rise to the top of the SA drumming circuit and his involvement with the Rockschool institution and play a couple teasers from his new album, ‘Bach To Me’