Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Not bad place to play a gig eh?

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Hi there

Haven’t posted anything here for a while. I’ve been busy sorting stuff out, recording, practicing and writing etc with a few lovely gigs in between. Highlights would have to include Baker Street with Ferris / Lee / Weir and gigs at the Firefly and Pig and Drum with Institutes.

As for the coming months, I’m going to be gigging with Dom Franks’ Strayhorn, Institutes and Ferris / Lee / Weir. Really excited for my first gig in Scotland with Allan Young’s trio.

Lots of exciting things lined up and I’ll post them on this site as they arrive!

The picture is from a recent gig in North Wales


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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