Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

UK National Drum Fair – with Jean Toussaint and Arnie Somogyi

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Jean and Arnie

So, to say I’m excited is a bit of an understatement. I’ve got the immense privilege of playing with Jean Toussaint and Arnie Somogyi at the UK National Drum Fair. This came about from winning the Tony Levin Drum Prize this year. We’re playing at 12:00 on the Saturday.


For details:

UK National Drum Fair 2014

27th and 28th September 2014

Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre,

Alcester Road South, Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 6ER

Open to the public both days

from 10am until 5pm.

Tickets can be purchased on the door

£10 Saturday, £8 Sunday, £16 for the weekend.

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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