London Drum Clinic - Dream Cymbals 10th Anniversary Show
More great drum clinics from Drumsense and The Vince Dunn Orchestra, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Dream cymbals, with guest drummers Lloyd Ryan, Trevor Taylor and Adam Gammage.
Lloyd Ryan is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the U.K.
Lloyd is regarded as one of the U.K.'s most prolific drum educators with many of his students having gone on to achieve international success. In total, Lloyd's students have recorded 33 Top 10 U.K. singles and 32 Top 10 U.K. albums. These include Phil Collins, Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai), Graham Broad (Roger Waters, Tina Turner), Ralph Salmins (Robbie Williams, Van Morrison, Björk), John Coghlan (Status Quo) and Nick Simms (Cornershop).
He has also had his own exciting career spanning four decades. Lloyd is widely recognised as an expert of the big band style of drumming, having worked extensively with the Ken Mackintosh, Ray Ellington, Bob Miller and Edmundo Ros Big Bands, as well as major recording artists like Matt Monro, Tony Christie, Gene Vincent, PJ Proby, Cilla Black, Brotherhood Of Man and The Platters.
Lloyd is one of the few U.K. drummers to have worked alongside the legendary Buddy Rich, as his support act at the Lewisham Jazz Festival in 1986.
Lloyd Ryan endorses Dream Cymbals and Sakae Drums.
Trevor Taylor is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the U.K.
Trevor was born in 1947 and has been involved in music for over 50 years. Originally a drummer, he studied with Reg Williams, John Thomson, Frank King and Alan Jackson. After many years as a professional drummer, he later became more interested in percussion and studied at the London Guildhall, and with Gilbert Webster, the then principle percussionist with the LSO. He also played many solo concerts of contemporary percussion pieces and recorded a solo percussion CD. He has since played in many, many ensembles and groups both as a drummer and percussionist.
A life in the music industry, as well as a musician, Trevor started the retail music chain 'Future Music' in the early 70's which grew to 7 stores and then 'FMR' (Future Music records) , a record label supporting non mainstream contemporary music some 30 years ago this year. The label has over 500 CDs available as well as books, DVDS and the magazine AVANT. He has also been a promoter since the 70's, including curating the weekly Jazz bar in Southend for 17 years, Now Jazz 825; a weekly jazz club meet and Firemusic for contemporary music.
Current work includes the jazz groups Chenenko, Spiral, Cyborg, Torus, Avanti and the group Circuit, which he formed in 2005, for exploratory electronic and electro acoustic music.
Adam Gammage is a drummer from the U.K. currently about to embark on a huge sold out tour with Tom Grennan, a singer/songwriter also from the U.K.
Adam has previously worked with Rebecca Ferguson, Charlie XCX, James Arthur, Baxter Dury and Eliot Sumner, to name but a few.
He started playing drums at the age of 14 and once leaving school worked at The Drum Centre in Northampton for a number of years until touring became a dream come true.
He joined London-based band The Hours in 2009 that took him from a small U.K. tour all the way to opening slots on the famous U2 '360' stadium tour playing the likes of Wembley Stadium and Hamden Park. Once making these connections with London-based musicians from The Hours, he then joined Baxter Dury in 2010 that led to years of touring and recording that continues to this day.
After touring and recording worldwide with The Hours, Baxter and Sparkadia (Sydney-based indie band), the opportunity arose for Adam to become stickman for X-Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson in 2013. Once on board, he made U.K. TV appearances on the likes of X-Factor, Daybreak, This Morning, The Alan Carr Show, etc., as well as U.K. touring.
At the end of Rebecca's 'Sounds of Freedom' campaign, Adam stumbled upon Eliot Sumner; which required a completely different take on live drumming. Adam is all over Eliot's 'Information' album which demanded a much more rocky and electronic approach. This led the band to make their way to America for touring and TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and James Cordon's shows in front of tens of millions live.
This leaves Adam at present day as a Gretsch, Dream Cymbals and Remo endorser with Tom Grennan, already set for a packed year of extensive touring and festivals.