Drummer

Andy Vellacott

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About Andy

Drummer
Cambridge
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Andy is a drummer, bassist, singer, composer, producer and recording engineer based in Cambridge, UK.

Andy was brought up in a musical family and began learning piano and trumpet at an early age before discovering the drums at around age 10 when his brother was lent a small drum kit. Within 5 years he was studying at Grade 8 level and went to off to London at age 16 to successfully audition for some music diploma courses at the Musicians Aacademy and the London College of Music. He spent the next three years studying drums, performance, composition and arranging and also began working at Drumtech where he was technician for great drummers such as Elvin Jones, Ian Thomas and Dave Weckl. In the early 2000's he was asked to join the well known BBC arranger Cy Payne and his Big Band. Around this time he was also asked to play on several theatre tours with members of Hue & Cry, The Rubettes and The Sweet. In 2007 he began writing his own music in conjunction with his brother and founded his own band Vivid Glimpse. Now completing their fourth album they are garnering a good deal of record company interest. As well as pursuing tours, gigs and session work Andy has founded his own online remote drum recording service which he runs from his purpose built studio in Cambridge, UK. Please take a look through the videos on this site to check out his playing. Many thanks!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Drum 'n' Bass, EDM, Garage, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Power rock, Bossa nova, Cuban music, Latin, Salsa
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Instruments:
Drums, Drum kit
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Songwriter, Sound technician, Producer, Composer, Audio engineer
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Graham B, 10 months ago

"What a bloody marvellous job you did too.. an absolute pleasure to work with you again Andy."

Jamie S, 1 year ago

Andy had really done his homework for our show and was completely professional throughout our two week run.

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