Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Presenting… Petrichor Quintet

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Right, I have some explaining to do… So me and Dave have been running quintets with exactly the same line up under different names. We then had the bright idea of merging them. Also, we played together so often that it made sense to feature music by everyone in the band. Hence Petrichor Quintet was born! A joint project featuring David Ferris, Dan Searjeant, Ben Lee and James Banner.


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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