Friday 5th Dec – 11am-4pm – Electric Theatre
Gemma has been playing drums and percussion for over 20 years and graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music with a first-class honours degree in contemporary popular music. As well as regular session work, she’s toured Japan and Europe, teaches drum kit and orchestral percussion, and has been a regular writer for popular drumming website mikedolbear.com. She is now editor of Drummer Magazine.Gemma has worked with: Cee Lo Green, Robyn, Cher Lloyd, Cyndi Lauper, Robots In Disguise and many others as well as appearances on the X Factor, The Paul O’Grady Show and at Wembley Stadium.
Joe has been the musical director and touring drummer for UK pop artist Ellie Goulding for the past five years, from her first ever live show all the way through to headline arena shows around the world. Along the way Joe has been fortunate enough to have played on Ellie’s records, Lights and Halcyon, performed on pretty much every major TV show and even found himself playing inside a palace at a royal wedding.Joe works with a number of other artists in a musical director capacity as well as designing playback and midi rigs specifically for touring shows. Joe is also the creative director of a UK based design agency Artclub Creative.
Karl Brazil is known for his groove, feel and ambidextrous style. Being left handed and left footed gives him a very different approach to playing in many ways. Known for being very expressive behind the kit some of Karl’s facial expressions are priceless. His style and personality has made its mark on whatever drum chair he has held. His versatility has shown over the years in covering many different styles as a drummer. Birmingham born Karl Brazil is now one of the U.K’s busiest session drummers managing to combine live touring and studio work with artists such as: Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Elton John, Girls Aloud, Ollie Murs and Lily Allen.
Drummer of the UK rock band Skunk Anansie and Little Angels, and formerly of Feeder. Starting at the tender age of 3, Mark was playing his first kit at 6 after his music teacher expressed a wish for him to pursue percussion. Years of playing along to Bonham, Moon and Copeland followed before a string of school bands turned into a session for Little Angels. 11 hits over their 6 years with Polydor records was quite an achievement and the band built a solid live reputation in the UK. “People from my home town told me at the time I was lucky to get that gig. I just told them I’d practiced every day for 16 years and luck had nothing to do with it. The harder I work, the luckier I get.” That’s my motto and it’s not all about practice either.”
Musically, Windsor has performed and/or recorded with a variety of renowned artists including Blondie, Hugh Cornwell, Fish (Marillion), Paul Martinez (Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, George Harrison), B.J. Cole (Elton John, Sting, Bjork), Chris Goulstone (Goldfrapp, Mushroom ,), Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Brian Tench (Tina Turner, Kate Bush) and many more. In the process of doing so, he has performed internationally on TV and at many prestigious venues from the UK’s Cavern Club to the Royal Albert Hall. His contributions to music education include being a tutor at ACM’s since 2001 and at Bath Rhythm Course; Windsor has also created written content for ACM’s courses and Rhythm magazine.
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