Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Its happening!!!

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Good day to you! Super excited about this coming Tuesday (5th September). My friend Mark Pringle is in the UK for a little while (he lives in Berlin). A month or two ago, Mark got in touch about doing a gig or two and I’m very glad to say that we’ve managed to make it happen. Furthermore we’ve got two incredible musicians to complete the lineup. We have Tom Barford (winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize) on saxophones and renowned virtuoso double bassist Ashley John Long.

We’re playing a mixture of originals and arrangements of tunes from across the musical spectrum.

We’re playing at the Royal Oak on Devises Road in Swindon on the 5th September. Music from 8pm.

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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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