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PDClinic with Lloyd Ryan – CANCELLED.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this PDClinic has been Cancelled.
If you have bought a ticket, we will be in touch regarding a refund.
Lloyd is Back!
Lloyd Ryans return to the PDClinic, he will be presenting his new event called ‘Precious Times’.
Lloyd will be looking back over his illustrious career and the interesting stories that resulted from them. This will include stories within show business, music business and Lloyds time in the wrestling world. There will be an opportunity to ask Lloyd questions on anything related to his career via questionnaires given out on the evening. Of course Lloyd’s drum kit will be present and top tips will be given from one of the countries leading drum tutors for over 40 years.
Active since the 1960s, Lloyd Ryan has played for over 100 acts, most of them household names. He has worked with the likes of Tony Christie, Matt Monro, Brotherhood of Man, The New Seekers, Tommy Cooper, Bobby Davro, Gene Vincent and P.J. Proby.Ryan has also led his own big band since the 1980s and released his first big band album in 2012.
Ryan is best known for his work as a session musician and for having taught Phil Collins, one of the world’s most famous drummers and best-selling music artists. Collins has credited Ryan with teaching him the basic drum rudiments.
In addition to Collins, other students who have become successful professional drummers and have played in chart topping bands. These include John Coghlan, Keef Hartley, Derrick McKenzie of Jamiroquai, Nick Simms of Cornershop, Graham Broad Blaine Harrison of Mystery Jets, and Ralph Salmins.
In British professional wrestling, Ryan is also well known as having been the manager and spokesman of masked heel Kendo Nagasaki. He appeared in this capacity intermittently for All Star Wrestling and LDN Wrestling from 1990 (when he replaced the recently deceased “Gorgeous” George Gillette) until 2007.
There is also the opportunity for a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the country’s leading drummers, please fill in the form on the ‘Apply to Play’ page.
£12 in Advanced
£15 on the Door
£36 Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 children 15yrs and under)
£3 per Stream
Canon Newton House – Venue for the PDClinic
Canon Newton House is situated in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre above Primark and TKMAXX.
To get there, follow the directions to the PDCave here, when entered into the shopping Centre from the Car park 4 level 10 (or at ground level if walking from train/bus station) use the lift to level 2.
The Kingfisher Shopping Centre
February 13th 1973 marked the beginning of the Kingfisher Shopping Centre with the opening of 51 shop units, offices, a restaurant, and two key stores, Boots and Sainsbury’s.
By 12th September 1975 phase two of the development was complete. The centre totalled 144,000 sq ft and boasted an additional 32 shop units, offices, an Ecumenical Centre, an exhibition space named Worcester Square, and two more principal stores, FW Woolworth and WHSmith.
The Worcester Square exhibition space was the heart of the centre. The space featured palm trees which were loved by locals and lead to the Kingfisher tagline ‘shopping under the palms’. They were central to the character of the centre and were a popular talking point throughout Redditch and its surrounding areas. Worcester Square became a valued space for hosting carol concerts, performances by orchestras, and many more community groups.