Simon Phillips Drum Clinic
Loud ‘n’ Proud is once again proud to pull out ALL the stops for our students as we announce that we will be supporting and helping to run a drumming clinic and master class run by world class drummer Simon Phillips.
Organised by Rhythm Base, one of Glasgow's most popular drum and percussions shops, we were honored to be asked to support this event and were able to supply Jamie our head drum instructor and Callum our star drumming pupil, to play demonstration drum pieces as well as several of our Rock School pupils together in a small band to play some songs.
They were joined by some some more of our students and some of Scotland and the UK's top drummers to view the masterclass put on by Simon Phillips, in his first Scottish performance in over 10 years!
Phillips’ diverse playing style, incorporating influences from rock, fusion, metal, prog, and jazz has saw him play with huge names such Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Big Jim Sullivan, The Who, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Whitesnake, Judas priest, Big Country, Los Lobotomys, Jeff Beck, Michael Schenker, Jack Bruce, Brian Eno, Duncan Browne, Toyah, Mike Oldfield, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Gary Moore, 10cc, Mick Jagger, Ph.D., Mike Rutherford, Phil Manzanera, John Wetton, flamenco guitarist Juan Martin, Asia, Stanley Clarke, Derek Sherinian, Nik Kershaw, Gordon Giltrap and Jordan Rudess over the course of his long career, as well as being the one and only drummer the band Toto considered to replace drummer Jeff Porcaro after his sudden passing.
He is also a hugely experienced sound engineer and music producer, having mixed and produced several Toto albums after joining them, along with co-producing and mixing many other albums by artists such as Derek Sherinian and Mike Oldfield.
We are quite simply honored beyond words to be involved in this and have a musician of such caliber come spend the day with us and provide this once in a lifetime opportunity for our students.