Pat Garvey

Principal Lecturer, Drums

Pat has been a professional drummer working internationally for over 27 years and is one of the UK’s most prominent players & educators.

He is proud to have some of his past and current students playing with some of the biggest acts in the world including Rag n’ Bone Man, The Darkness, Queen & Adam Lambert, Two Door Cinema Club, Leona Lewis, Incognito, Lawson, Vader and Charlie XCX amongst numerous others.

He has written over 100 articles for drum magazines including the iconic Rhythm Magazine and iDrum Magazine, and is a published author in his own right with his play-along book ‘Lawless’ published in 2015, and again as an e-Book in 2019.

As a freelance player, he works with artists from The David Cross Band (King Crimson), The Prototypes (Get Hype Records), The DGB (Power of Three Records) and has played with artists including but not limited to prog overlords Lonely Robot, James, Tim Booth, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), Freddie V (Average White Band), Lewis Stephens (Freddie King), Fischer Z and David Jackson (Van Der Graf Generator) to name a few.

Pat proudly endorses and works with SONOR drums, SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH, REMO, sE Electronics, ROLAND, Protection Racket, Porter and Davies Tactile Monitoring and Dynasty U.S.A marching percussion.

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