Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

I do go to gigs too!

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For once I’m not going to post up here about something I’m doing. Instead, here’s something I’m really excited about! DONNY MCCASLIN’s QUARTET IS COMING TO THE UK! I’ve heard bootlegs of this band playing in New York and have been waiting for a long time for them to come to the uk. They are MEGA!!! Details here!DonnyMcCaslinPhoto1.jpg

I will also say that I have a couple of new gigs up for September:

Wednesday 14th September: Catherine Sykes, Redesdale Hall, Moreton in Marsh 8.00pm Info

Wednesday 21st September: Miles Davis Tribute (Tom Green – Trombone, Nick Dewhurst – Trumpet, Tom Moore – Bass, Billy Weir – Drums), George IV, Lichfield 8.00pm Info

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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