Richard Spaven | Drum Tutor | ICMP London

As a drummer, composer or artist, Richard Spaven is one of the world’s most exciting and genre-defying. His career has seen him play for many of music’s most innovative artists both on stage and in the studio: Jose James, Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Gregory Porter to name but a few.

Blue Note's Jose James says of him: 

Richard Spaven is one of the most unique artists in the world. Triple threat drummer, composer, and producer, his voice rings true with clarity and promise. He is the point where jazz meets the world."

Not only is he a much in demand drummer, but a boundary-pushing artist in his own right.

His debut album 'Whole Other*' (2014) touched on many musical palettes and bridged the gap between jazz and electronica. 2017’s ‘The Self’ saw him affirming his love for club culture and electronica, sampling his own drums on the Photek cover 'Hidden Camera' and collaborating with Metalheadz MC Cleveland Watkiss to recreate the London sound system vibe so integral to his background. In 2018 he released his latest solo record 'Real Time'.

Watch the video of Richard performing 'Spin' and visit richardspaven.com to find out more. 

Drums make the world move

Drumming requires incredible coordination, a solid sense of time, and plenty of precision and finesse. Here at ICMP, we’ll pass on all the technical skills and performance, theory, business, production, marketing, and additional know-how you’ll need to fly ahead of the pack. Throughout your ICMP Drums course, you’ll also gain access to everything from rehearsal rooms, top-brand gear, and recording studios to industry events, masterclasses, and a one-of-a-kind community of contacts and collaborators.

Call our friendly Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk and get your music career started today.

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