Drums success at ICMP in 2017

Our ICMP drums faculty has a long history of success, helping to pave the way for incredible careers by world-renowned drummers like Clean Bandit’s Luke Patterson and Louise Bartle from Bloc Party.

But it’s not just our drumming alumni megastars who’ve had a great few months - we’ve got plenty more stories of amazing drumming achievements to show you… so here goes.

Jay Lewis and Ed Sheeran make a perfect team

ICMP drums graduate, Jay Lewis, can be heard tapping his drumsticks on Ed Sheeran’s recent worldwide hit, 'Perfect'.

Connor Burnside’s Northern Ireland Music Prize success

Current ICMP BMus drums student, Connor Burnside, played on his brother Joshua Burnside’s recent album …  and it’s only gone and been named by the Northern Ireland Music Prize as their Album of the Year. 

Life’s a tour for Gabi King

BMus drums alumna, Gabi King, has spent most of the year on tour with up-and-coming indie singer-songwriter, Declan McKenna

Two of MusicRadar’s best

Music website MusicRadar just announced their ten best new drummers in the world right now … and not one, but two members of the ICMP family made the list - Bloc Party drummer Louise Bartle and ICMP drum tutor, Collette Williams from up coming rockers Rews. 

But it’s not just ICMP drums students and graduates who’ve been shining recently.

We’ve had a whole series of masterclasses which have focused specifically on drums, including Stevie Wonder drummer, Gerry Brown; David Bowie drummer, Mark Guiliana; visiting faculty member and superstar session player, Kaz Rodriguez; and ultimate live session drumming expert, Paul Jones. 

Our forthcoming masterclasses include a session in February with Jon Harris on what it takes to be a modern drummer and session player

Study drums at ICMP

If you’re a drummer looking to take your playing and performing to the next level, then why not join us here at ICMP?

Our Admissions Team are on hand to help you, call them on 020 7328 0222 or email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

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