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Palmerlive Concerts present:

THE WORLD'S GREATEST DRUMMER 2009

Supporting TEENAGE CANCER TRUST in the West Midlands

Sunday 4 October 2009, 7:30pm
Ticket Price: £22.50 (on sale now)

LICHFIELD GARRICK THEATRE
Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR
Box Office: 01543 412110
Book Online: www.lichfieldgarrick.com

FEATURING LEADING UK DRUMMERS:

  • Steve White The Players, Paul Welle
  • Neal Wilkinson Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, James Morrison
  • Jeremy Stacey Sheryl Crow, International Sessions
  • Karl Brazil James Blunt, Natalie Imbruglia Lulu
  • Pete Cater Pete Cater Big Band, WGD Musical Director
  • Roy Adams Roy Wood, Ruby Turner, Chuck Berry
  • Ian Palmer Georgie Fame, WGD Producer

Plus The World’s Greatest Drummer Big Band featuring vocalist Todd Gordon.

For the past three years, The World’s Greatest Drummer concert has proved to be one of the most popular events in drumming. The concert returns this autumn in what looks set to be another dazzling display from the biggest names on the UK drumming scene.

Seven leading drummers join forces in the name of drums, music and charity. Steve White (Paul Weller, The Players), Karl Brazil (James Blunt, Lulu), Pete Cater (Pete Cater Big Band), Neal Wilkinson (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), Roy Adams (Roy Wood) and Ian Palmer (Georgie Fame) will take to the stage in this very special concert.

Watch as they perform the music that made legendary drummers including Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson define the modern drumset for generations to come. Featuring drum ensemble arrangements written especially by Ian Palmer, you’ll see today’s most influential drummers unite to recreate time-honoured drum solos with their own twist.

They are joined by the sensational The World’s Greatest Drummer Big Band, which includes some of the UK’s elite session fraternity and original members of The Buddy Rich Big Band.

Witness the full-on energy and incredible technique as the 2009 drummers perform individually and together in a heart-stopping finale. Whether you’re a musician or just love great music, be a part of an unforgettable evening that everyone will enjoy whatever your age.

For more information and instant alerts for The World's Greatest Drummer 2009, subscribe to the free e-bulletin service at www.theworldsgreatestdrummer.com.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

"A top quality band playing ‘full-on’ accompanying each drummer, and so many legendary figures on one stage, made my night. The finale was astounding." — Kevin Thomas, The World's Greatest Drummer 2007

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic concert last nite, it was a great success! The performances were amazing and the band was brilliant! We met briefly at breakfast in the George Hotel but there wasn't time for a longer chat because at the end of the concert you said..."see you next year"....will there be another one or even an annual event - I'll be there, I'll book my room now!" — Bob Airzee, The World's Greatest Drummer 2007

"Thanks again for a great night of entertainment. Our tickets were booked from the day they were released and we were not disappointed. Another great venue; another great show. This is turning into the one drumming event I can be sure my wife will enjoy as thoroughly as myself. Best regards to all in the production team." — Kevin and Carla Thomas, The World's Greatest Drummer 2008

"I've had some great feedback from folk who (I was unaware) came to see it, and I went back on my show today raving to people not just about the band and guests but the way the whole thing was run - you guys put on a pretty smart day for us all." — Kevin Wedrychowski, The World's Greatest Drummer 2008

"Thank you so much for a really great evening. Each time I see it it gets better! Jayne and I both enjoyed it and just wanted to tell you." — Dennis Trent, The World's Greatest Drummer 2008

"Firstly thanks for a great show, really enjoyed it and all the drummers on show! Great night and well done." — Warwick Fletcher, The World's Greatest Drummer 2008

"Just come back from your Gig at the Town Hall. What an awesome concert the sound and skill levels of everyone concerned were absolutely fantastic." — Gavin Davies, The World's Greatest Drummer 2008

FOR INTERVIEWS AND PRESS OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT:

Liz Stanley
Co-Producer & Press and Marketing
Call: 07595 446 573
Visit: www.elizabethdesign.co.uk or www.palmerlive.co.uk