Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Mark Pringle and special guest Tobias Andersson

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Very excited for tonight! Mark has invited his friend Tobias over from Paris (although he is Sweedish). We’re playing the first set at the Yardbird in Birmingham at 8.00pm. We’ve been rehearsing this afternoon. Tobias has written some incredible tunes which we will play amongst some other tunes that Mark and him have chosen.

The line up is as follows:

Tobias Andersson: Guitar, Mark Pringle: Piano, James Banner: Bass, Billy Weir: Drums

Mark’s Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/markpringle

If you need directions:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=the+yardbird+birmingham&ie=UTF-8&ei=SVOHU-TFO-issAS6i4CQCg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ

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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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