Bruce Mitchell (drummer)

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Bruce Mitchell
Bruce Mitchell sitting at the drums.jpg
Bruce Mitchell performing with The Durutti Column at Primavera Sound 2007
Background information
Born (1940-06-06) 6 June 1940 (age 76)
Origin Didsbury, Manchester, England
Genres Jazz, art rock, punk rock, post-punk, new wave, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1960s - present
Labels Factory
Associated acts Greasy Bear, Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, The Durutti Column

Bruce Mitchell (born 6 June 1940 in Didsbury, Manchester, England) is a jazz drummer, who plays regularly with Vini Reilly in the Durutti Column.


Mitchell was born in the suburb of Didsbury,[1] in the south of Manchester, on 6 June 1940.[2]

He had no formal musical education. His father was a drummer and a bass player.[3] He was in a Manchester trad band,[4] around 1960, and during a time, he was a hippie.[5] Prior to 1974 he was in the group Greasy Bear.[6] In 1974 he joined comedy rock band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias; the band folded in 1982.

He also helps run Manchester Light and Stage.[7]

Bruce joined The Durutti Column in 1981 for the album LC, and has managed the band.