Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

What a wonderful night!

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I recently had the opportunity to put together a tribute to one of my favourite albums ever, Donny Hathaway’s 1972 “Live” album. I booked some of my favourite musicians for the project and a large number of Bristol’s extended musical family showed up to support the night. There was a warmth and attention in the room that I haven’t experienced for a while. I’m extremely grateful to the musicians involved and all who came. Having had a fairly rocky couple of months personally, the night seemed to gain an extra poignancy, best represented by this song and this performance by Miss Dee Gomez. I hope you enjoy, Billy.

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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