Event Details

Event date: 
20 January 2020
Event time: 
Venue Address: 
Room 112 at ICMP, 1B Dyne Road, NW6 7XG, London

Stormzy's Bassist + Drummer will visit ICMP: Levi Yarde & Matty Brown hosting a Masterclass!

Levi Yarde (Bass) and Matty Brown (Drums) are visiting the ICMP to host a masterclass. Together they have played Stormzy's headlining show at Glastonbury 2019, next to performances at Wireless, Parklife & Radio 1 Big Weekend, Jools Holland & many BBC Radio 1 live lounges together.

Levi Yarde
Levi discovered his passion and love for music at a very young age, growing up in church Levi had an upbringing around music and instruments.
Levi’s career as a session musician started around the age of early 17 whilst he was still studying at college. Levi started working with signed artist, a few major artist and gained a few noticeable appearances on BBC Radio 1xtra/Live lounge, this increased his reputation amongst the session scene and musicians in London. Levi is a touring musician & works with some of the top artist in the country. Currently works with: Emeli Sande and Stormzy, in the past has worked with Santan Dave, Melanie C, Fleur East, Not3s, SteffLon Don and many others. In 2019 Levi headlined Glastonbury with Stormzy which was monumental in his career and for the history of one of the biggest festivals in the world. Levi recently finished a touring Europe with Emeli Sande on her ‘Real Life’ Tour at the end of last year.

Matty Brown
Matty Brown has been playing drums from a tender age of one when his parents found him always hitting on his grand mother’s pots and pans. Matty’s career really kicked off when he won Young Drummer Of The Year 2013 and never looked back since. Following that accolade, Matty landed some great gigs with Wretch 32, Lion Babe, Little Simz, Shakka and Lady Leshurr. After being recognised for his playing he's become one of the busiest young drummers in the pop session world. Matty’s toured/played with artist such as Stormzy, Plan B, Rita Ora, Crystal Fighters, Fleur East, Jonas Blue, Jacob Banks, Dave, Aj Tracey, Not3s just to name a few and currently on the “All The Hits Arena Tour” with Olly Murs.​ Matty’s appeared on TV shows like Jools Holland, Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross, BBC Live Lounge, Olly Murs TV Special, Mobo Awards just to name a few.

This session is open to both ICMP Students and Alumni.