Stylish drumming skills were taught to budding rhythm kings in Gloucester. Drummer Steve White, who was Paul Weller’s sticksman for 25 years, first with the Style Council, and was the youngest performer at Live Aid in 1985, dropped in for a masterclass organised by city drum tutor Graham Twist.
Graham said: “The event was an incredible success with a full house of 100 eager drummers and their families in attendance. Steve kept everyone entertained with his dazzling playing, anecdotes and quips about the music business, and help and advice for not only us drummers but musicians in general. A particularly great moment was when he invited one of my students Poppy Blake, aged nine, up on to his drum kit to play a groove from one of her favourite Michael Jackson songs. She received the biggest cheer of the night!”
Steve also played with Oasis, The Who, Sir Paul McCartney and many others in rock royalty.