Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Institutes Photoshoot/Elliot Samson Recordings

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So I was asked not to reveal any of the pictures from our photoshoot the other day. But I took the pictures so sod it! I reckon it looks ok?

In other news. I’ve been recording with the amazing Elliot Samson (check his website out here). Elliot was recently a finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year and his trio is one of my absolute favourites to play in. Here’s the band in action with the great Ben Muirhead on bass.

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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