Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Review from St Ives + Record Store Day

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We (Ferris/Lee/Weir) have just got back from Cornwall. We were down there to play St Ives Jazz Club. We managed to get down there the day before to soak up our surroundings (see picture above). What a beautiful place and what a great jazz club. We had a wonderful time and received this lovely review from Tony Brown who runs the club:

“I love this kind of grooving, funky organ trio music, and last night Ferris/Lee/Weir took it to new heights of originality, creativity, imagination, feel and chops. We had a full house and I think we all counted ourselves lucky to be in on the act” – Tony Brown, St Ives Jazz Club

We drove back the next morning so I could be back in time for a gig in Birmingham with Josh Schofield’s quartet. Next up is Record Store Day with Institutes or, as it shall now be known, “Record Tour Day”. We’re playing three shows in one day (details below)! Hope to see you there!

Record Tour Day 2016

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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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