The Studio - Palace Theatre
Thursday 22nd March
Doors open at 7:30pm
Lloyd Ryan

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Lloyd is best known for his work as a session musician and for having taught Phil Colins one of the world's most famous drummers and best-selling music artists. Collins has credited Ryan with teaching him the basic Drum Rudiments
Active since the 1960s, he has worked with Tony Christie, Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Brotherhood of Man, The New Seekers, Tommy Cooper, Bobby Davro, Gene Vincent. Ryan has also led his own big band since the 1980s and released his first big band album in 2012.

In addition to Collins, other students who have become successful professional drummers include John Coghlan Keef Hartly Derrick McKenzie of Jamiroquai, Nick Simms of Cornershop and Ralph Salmins.

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Matt Green

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Matt is one of the UK's most versatile percussionist. He has emerged himself in all aspects of percussion and plays all range of music, from Baroque to Rock. Matthew often performs as a guest soloist with different groups, premier Big Bands and Jazz ensembles in and around the Midlands/London and in the studio recording for rock/pop artists. Matthew’s passion for world music which has lead him to work with such artists as Ravi Shankar, collaborating between Eastern and Western musicians, UK’s leading nasheed group SHAAM and on the west coast of Ireland's folk scene. Matt's very popular workshops/clinics are both educational and inspiring.

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