Friday 12th April
with Dougie Wright
Doors open at 7:30pm

Dougie Wright is one of the UK’s most recorded drummers, playing on 100’s of chart hits!
It is more than 60 years since Dougie Wright kick started his professional career in 1958 as drummer with the John Barry Seven. During a stay of almost 4 years with the band his work schedule included variety theatres, radio and television broadcasts, film and recording session work plus an appearance before the Queen on the Royal Variety Performance backing Adam Faith in 1960.
After leaving the seven in 1962 he joined the Ted Taylor/Bob Rogers Four performing Monday to Saturday in the "Jack of Clubs" Soho, London backing cabaret and playing for dancing. He left 1965 and became a freelance London session drummer and was in great demand due to his reading and technical ability. Coupled with recording sessions his first television series in 1965 was playing drums in the orchestra on "Ready Steady Go", a weekly pay cheque that continued for almost 2 years.

The list of artists he worked with reads like a who’s who of pop: Cilla Black (he played on Step Inside Love), Jeff Beck (Hi Ho Silver Lining), Herman’s Hermits (No Milk Today), David Bowie (Rubber Band), Paul McCartney (Uncle Albert), the Bay City Rollers (Bye Bye Baby) Marianne Faithfull (Come And Stay With Me), Matt Monro (Gonna Change The World), Alvin Stardust (My Coo Ca Choo), Tom Jones (Not Responsible), Van Morrison (Here Comes The Night and Baby Please Don’t Go) - and even The Wurzels’ I’ve Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.
Dougie also notched up 11 hits with Adam Faith and played drums on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s controversial sexy 1969 chart topper Je t’aime.
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some educational thoughts from
Matt Green
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Matt is one of the UK's most versatile percussionists. 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 led 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.

Tickets £10 available from
Palace Theatre Box Office
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