Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer


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Thanks Germany!

We’re back after seven gigs in seven nights (and a silly amount of driving). Had an absolute blast playing with John Law, James Manwairing and Ashley John Long. Can’t wait for the next tour!

Got some fun gigs coming up with Ferris/Lee/Weir in November:

Sunday 12th November: Soho Cafe, Christchurch, 1.30pm Info

Friday 17th November: The Edge, Digbeth, Birmingham, 7.00pm Info

The second date is a funk/poetry crossover night which should be super fun (I also have no idea what to expect)!

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Ashley John Long, Billy Weir, John Law (in poster form), James Manwairing

 

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Off we go! (To Germany!)

John Law ShrewsburyExcited doesn’t quite cut it! I’m about to embark on a tour of Germany! I’m heading over there with John Law’s New Congregation. Featuring John, James Manwairing and Ashley John Long. We’ll have to see how much schoolboy german I can remember! The tour dates are:

  • 16/10/2017: Congregation, European Tour: Salon De Jazz, Cologne, Germany at 8.00pm
  • 17/10/2017: Congregation, European Tour: Unterfahrt, Munich, Germany at 8.00pm
  • 18/10/2017 Congregation, European Tour: Burghof, Lörrach, Germany at 8.00pm
  • 19/10/2017 Congregation, European Tour: Mausoleum, Offenbach, Germany at 8.00pm
  • 20/19/2017 Congregation, European Tour: Jazzforum, Bayreuth, Germany at 8:30pm
  • 21/10/2017 Congregation European Tour: Jazzclub In Der Mitte, Reutlingen, Germany at 8:00pm
  • 22/10/2017 Congregation European Tour: Wiesbaden, Germany at 8:00pm


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Its happening!!!

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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Top of the Pops (sort of) and New Music

So I’m camping in the middle of nowhere in Dorset. Then my Dad texts me to tell me that John Law’s Recreations Vol.1 is top of the Jazz CDs chart! If you haven’t heard it already, buy it here

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That’s not all! Dom Frank’s has just released the new Strayhorn Album (I’m on that too!) https://domfranksstrayhorn.hearnow.com Check out “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel”, it’s my personal favorite.

 

 


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Summer and stuff

Hi there! Just got back from a crazy week of gigs followed by a trip to Berlin! Thought I’d put this up here. A while back I did a session for Rosie Tee who’d been writing some cool music merging pop and classical genres. The album is coming out soon, but in the meantime she gave Brum Radio a sneak peak of the first single off the album. Also be sure to check out my Live Dates which I have just updated with lots of new and exciting  gigs.

The interview with her and the track is around the 12 minute mark: