Interviews

Below are a selection of interviews from leading industry professionals, giving you the chance to learn about their careers as a percussionist and/or drummer. We have on offer a wide range of artists from across the music business who will give you an insight into their education, careers and experiences. They will also offer their advice on starting out in this industry!

 

Please select an artist's interview by clicking on their photo below. 

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DAVE ADAMS

West End Drummer for

'The Lion King'

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CHARLIE ASHBY

Drummer & Percussionist

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JAN BRADLEY

Freelance Percussionist & Composer

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TOM CHAPMAN

Urban Folk Quartet - Percussionist

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DAVE DANFORD

Orchestral Contractor & Percussionist

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MATTHEW DICKINSON

West End Percussionist for the

'Phantom of the Opera'

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WILL FRY

Latin Percussionist 

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DAME EVELYN GLENNIE

Virtuoso Solo & Multi-Percussionist

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DAVID HEXT

The Hallé - Principal Percussionist

Percussion Teacher at Chetham's School of Music

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ANTHONY KERR

Jazz Vibraphonist

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LUCY LANDYMORE

Multi-Percussionist, Drummer & Composer

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CHRIS MARSHALL

Percussionist & Composer

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MIKE 'OZZIE' OSBORN

Freelance Drummer, Composer & Educator

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PAUL PHILBERT MBE

Royal Scottish National Orchestra -

Principal Timpanist

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RALPH SALMINS

Drummer | Producer | Composer |

Clinician | Professor

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MICHAEL SKINNER

Former Principal Percussionist for the ROH, LPO, Philharmonia, Sadler's Wells and Professor at RCM, Trinity & GSMD. 

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CLARK TRACEY

Award Winning Jazz Drummer

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MELANIE WALKER

Percussion Teacher & Freelancer

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MATTHEW WEST

West End Percussionist for

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

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HUGH WILKINSON

Latin Percussionist, Composer & Educator

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LE YU

International Marimbist

RNCM Deputy Director of Percussion

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SIMON ARCHER

Royal Opera House -

Principal Percussion & Timpani

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STEVE BARNARD

BBC National Orchestra of Wales  -

Principal Timpanist

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IAN CAPE

West End Percussionist for

'Les Miserables'

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COLIN CURRIE

Percussion Soloist & Chamber Musician

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EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

House Drummer for ITV's The Voice Kids

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ROB FARRER

Freelance Percussionist &    Percussion Co-ordinator at

Junior Guildhall

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ROBBIE GIBSON

Drummer for the UK & International Tour of 'Mamma Mia'

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MATT HARDY

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Principal Timpanist

Teacher at RBC & Wells Cathedral School

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JACKIE KENDLE

Freelance Percussionist & Teacher

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EMMA KING

Freelance Percussionist

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PETE LOCKETT

Award Winning World Percussionist

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JAYNE OBRADOVIC

Percussion Co-ordinator at Wells Cathedral School

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MATT PERRY

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra -

Principal Timpanist

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GORDON RIGBY

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra -

Principal Timpanist

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CORRINA SILVESTER

West End Percussionist for TINA, The Tina Turner Musical

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CHRIS STOCK

BBC National Orchestra of Wales -

Principal Percussionist

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ANDREA VOGLER

Freelance Percussionist -
Tutor at RNCM, JRNCM & 
Chetham’s School of Music
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SAM WALTON

London Symphony Orchestra -

Co-Principal Percussionist

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GENEVIEVE WILKINS

Multi-Percussionist

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SAM WILSON

Multi-Percussionist & Electronic Artist

If you are an industry professional in the UK and would like to share your career, experiences and advice to the young percussionists and drummers, please drop us an email!

director@percworks.co.uk