Debbie Knox Hewson

Session Musician

Having studied for a drum diploma at Tech Music School (now BIMM University Berlin London), Debbie enrolled at BIMM University Berlin Brighton for a bachelor’s degree in 2012, balancing her studies with the demands of international touring as part of Charlie XCX’s backing band.

Debbie’s skills have taken her to stages the world over, including arenas in support of Paramore. Debbie is endorsed by Tama Drums, Remo, Roland and Vic Firth.

Debbie says of the BIMM staff: “I cannot thank them enough – they have literally got me world-tour ready.”

Debbie teaches at Waterbear in Brighton, conveying her drumming expertise. She’s also a clinician and demonstrator for Roland International. She can also be found playing the drums in Nasty Cherry, James and Honeyblood.

You can also catch Debbie in the Netflix series I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry. The 2019 documentary television series revolves around Charli XCX and the band’s manager, Emmie Lichtenberg, and their progress putting the band Nasty Cherry together.

Check out what Debbie has been up to on Instagram – @debbiedrums

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