Fri 12 Apr, Palace Studio live music, documentary & interactive
A monthly drum clinic invites some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform in The Palace Studio. The clinics are interactive, inspirational and educational.
Now in its third year, hosted by Matt Green from the UK National Drum Fair, a monthly drum clinic invites some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform in The Palace Studio. The clinics are interactive, inspirational and educational.
There is also the opportunity for a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the countries leading drummers, please fill in the form on the ‘Apply to Play’ page via the website.
Dougie Wright is one of the UK’s most recorded drummers, playing on 100’s of chart hits!
It is more than 60 years since Dougie Wright kick started his professional career in 1958 as drummer with the John Barry Seven. During a stay of almost 4 years with the band his work schedule included variety theatres, radio and television broadcasts, film and recording session work plus an appearance before the Queen on the Royal Variety Performance backing Adam Faith in 1960.
After leaving the seven in 1962 he joined the Ted Taylor/Bob Rogers Four performing Monday to Saturday in the "Jack of Clubs" Soho, London backing cabaret and playing for dancing. He left 1965 and became a freelance London session drummer and was in great demand due to his reading and technical ability. Coupled with recording sessions his first television series in 1965 was playing drums in the orchestra on "Ready Steady Go", a weekly pay cheque that continued for almost 2 years.
The list of artists he worked with reads like a who’s who of pop: Cilla Black (he played on Step Inside Love), Jeff Beck (Hi Ho Silver Lining), Herman’s Hermits (No Milk Today), David Bowie (Rubber Band), Paul McCartney (Uncle Albert), the Bay City Rollers (Bye Bye Baby) Marianne Faithfull (Come And Stay With Me), Matt Monro (Gonna Change The World), Alvin Stardust (My Coo Ca Choo), Tom Jones (Not Responsible), Van Morrison (Here Comes The Night and Baby Please Don’t Go) - and even The Wurzels’ I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.
Dougie also notched up 11 hits with Adam Faith and played drums on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s controversial sexy 1969 chart topper Je t’aime.
Please visit the website for details on future upcoming artists.