Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

New music coming soon…

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As you may or may not be aware, I’m the drummer for a band named Institutes, I’m very excited to announce that we’re going to be releasing two songs imminently. I’m particularly excited as these are the band’s first recordings with me on them! At the bottom of this post I’ve put some footage of when we recorded the drums.

In other news I’m playing at the Spotted Dog on the 22nd March with Ferris / Lee / Weir. Its an incredible night run by the amazing Jonathan Silk and Richard Foote. You can find out more about the Spotted Dog here!


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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