This weeks episode is our first of the New Year and our first ever guest! Alex sits down to interview professional drummer and drum tutor Kerry Edwards on how he got started in music, taking inspiration from Dave Grohl, changes since becoming a father, and the importance of slowing down the process.
Kerry is an accomplished drummer with over 18 years of experience in the industry. With a versatile background spanning a variety of genres, he has worked with some leading artists including Marcella Detroit (Shakespears Sister), Keith Wilkinson (Squeeze), Phil Ryan (The Animals), Kenny Jones (The Small Faces), and Molly Smitten-Downes (Eurovision).
This podcast is our way of talking directly to drummers, musicians (aspiring or pro), and music industry entrepreneurs about our journey of growing a thriving Drum School & community.
Al’s Drum School teaches all levels of drummer in person, online, and on-demand and is growing a community passionate about drumming, building exciting products in the music space, or planning to have a career in this industry.
For honest and open chats, mixed with humour and some random chit chat as well – this is the podcast for you!
Alex Moody is owner & founder of Al’s Drum school and former touring musician with Top 40 UK album credits and has played some the largest venues across the UK.
This episode is bought to you by Al’s Drum School. Based in Sussex, UK, Al’s Drum School offers a multitude of ways for aspiring musicians to learn the drums. Whether in person, remote or on demand Al’s Drum School students are guaranteed the highest quality of learning by passionate and skilled teachers. You can find out more about Al’s Drum School here.
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Selected Links From The Episode:
- Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit – The track that got Kerry obsessed with music
- DYCP by the arts council – Kerry is a previous winner of the Develop Your Creative Process grant
- Behind the scenes vlog from when Alex played Wembley Arena alongside The Dualers – the biggest show of his life (so far!)
- Alex on stage in Germany with Gentleman’s Dub Club (full set, see if you can spot Alex jumping around!)
- Watch Kerry’s famous ‘green screen’ videos on his Instagram Reels