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Mr Huw Rees

Biography

I have felt the drums since I was a boy. Always tapping tables and other household implements. However I didn't start to play the drums until I was 23.

Since Iíve started playing Iíve had much fun, much emotion and even more fulfilment. I feel that the drums can be used as a musical instrument without having highly developed manuscript reading skills. However I do believe that the best way of starting to play drums is to learn the rudiments and time keeping. However my experience has opened my eyes to the fact that sometimes not keeping perfect time and playing the unobvious can benefit a piece of music as much as a carefully considered passage.

I was the drummer with contemporary folk band Rag Foundation from March 2000 to April 2004, when the band finally split up. In that time we travelled the world playing in Canada, Australia, Egypt, Hungary, Italy, France, Netherlands, Latvia, Malta, Belgium and many other places. The band released three albums that are still available via Amazon.co.uk and other record stores. We reformed in 2008 and played the amazing Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany, which we last played in 2001, its still great! We have a new album out on 29th June 2015 called The Sparrow and the Thief, having some great reviews!

I was on a UK tour with the amazing blues guitarist Lil Dave Thompson (http://www.lildavethompson.co.uk/) in Sept 2005 which kick started my playing the blues. I currently play in a number of local bands playing, blues, country, folk, alt rock, indie and funk to name but a few styles! I also have my own recording studio where I also teach.

I love to play music with other people and hopefully pass on to others the fun, enjoyment and passion for drums and percussion and music in general.

I have an Advanced DBS clearance (previously CRB), and am a member of the Musicians Union.

Contact Huw

Address: Swansea
Glamorgan (West)
SA1 6EU
Phone: 01792429082
Mobile: 07814 039771
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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