Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Bon Voyage!

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I’m very excited to be travelling to Brittany for a week-long residential project. Myself and several other graduates of South West Music School are spending a week with some french musicians comparing the different ways that music is taught in France and England. The project finishes with a gig in the Bretagne town of Brest on the 30th April.

 

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Author: Billy Weir - UK Based Drummer

Billy is a freelance musician performing regularly as a band leader and a sideman. After graduating from South West Music School and National Youth Jazz Collective, Billy enrolled on the Jazz Course at Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst studying there he has received tuition from artists such as Mark Turner, John Taylor and Jeff Ballard. In 2014 Billy was awarded the "Tony Levin Drum Prize" for the "most swinging drummer" and performed at the UK National Drum Fair alongside Jean Toussaint and Arnie Somogyi. Billy is presently an in demand sideman performing/recording all across the uk with artists such as renowned pianist, John Law. He has also recorded for the BBC series "Father Brown".

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