Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer


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Hi folks! It’s been a little while since I posted something on here. I’ve been having the most amazing, barmy, musical summer! Coming up next Saturday (22nd August) I’m playing at Freefall Festival in Derbyshire with Institutes. Then on Wednesday 26th August I’m playing in Sheffield at The Lescar with the amazing David Ferris on organ and Ben Lee on Guitar. Then on Friday 28th August Institutes are playing at Sunshine Festival (alongside acts such as UB40!

Below is a rough guide to what I do with Institutes:

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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