Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer


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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:


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John Lawbruary (February)

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Things are starting to pick up again after eating my bodyweight in cheese over the festive season. Got some really exciting gigs coming up with John Law. Two different bands playing very different material. Dates are as follows:

Thursday 9th February: John Law (Standards Quartet), Futures Inn, Bristol, 8:30pm Info

Sunday 12th February: John Law (Standards Trio), VENUE TBC, Bournemouth

Wednesday 15th February: John Law’s New Congregation, 606 Jazz Club, London Venue

Thursday 16th February: John Law’s New Congregation, The George Inn, Norton St Phillip, TIME TBC, Venue

Thursday 17th February: John Law’s New Congregation, The Be-Bop Club, Bristol, 8.30pm, Venue