Geoff Dugmore

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Geoff Dugmore
Born (1960-04-12) 12 April 1960 (age 59)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation(s)Drummer, musical director, composer, producer
InstrumentsDrums, guitar
Associated actsThe Europeans, Wildlife, Killing Joke, Joan Armatrading, Stevie Nicks, Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Draco Rosa, Demi Lovato, Rod Stewart, Richard Ashcroft, Newton Faulkner

Geoff Dugmore (born 12 April 1960) is a Scottish drummer,[1] musical director and producer.[2] He was a member of the bands The Europeans[3] and Wildlife.[4]


Educated at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, Scotland, Dugmore started his musical career initially playing guitar. However, he became enamored with the drums upon seeing pictures Ringo Starr playing inside his Beatles records, immediately becoming impressed with the drum set equipment. He eventually traded his guitar equipment with a school friend for a drum set. At the age of 13 he started making demos and sending them to record labels, and also played in cover bands from the age of 16. Signed to the short-lived Coma Records, at age 16 he released just one recording on the label.[citation needed] Dugmore moved to London at the age of 18 with his band The Europeans (Steve Hogarth, Colin Woore & Fergus Harper) and signed to A&M Records. They released three albums: Vocabulary, Live and Recurring Dreams.[5] The band achieved much critical acclaim within the industry but broke up shortly after the release of the last album.

In 1993 Dugmore and Nigel Butler produced Belouis Some's album Living Your Life

His first major recording session after the Europeans was Joan Armatrading's Sleight of Hand. Soon Dugmore was playing on albums with many major artists from around the world including on Tina Turner's Foreign Affair, Stevie Nicks' Other Side of the Mirror, Rod Stewart's single "Downtown Train", Robbie Williams' Life through a Lens, Demi Lovato's Here we Go Again and Killing Joke's Pandemonium.[citation needed] He has toured constantly with many major acts worldwide and more recently has been recording with Richard Ashcroft and Newton Faulkner.[citation needed] In 2013, Dugmore produced the debut album for Little Eye.[citation needed]

To date, Dugmore has performed on 89 Top 20 albums worldwide.[4]


Dugmore currently plays DW drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, and also uses Vater drumsticks.

Live tours[edit]


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  2. ^ "Belouis Some - British New Wave Artist". Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ Hayes, Kelvin. "Geoff Dugmore: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b SWiSH v2.0. "Geoff Dugmore - Main". Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ " | The Official Marillion Website | Racket Records Online Shop". Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ Jagger, Chris (8 April 2004). "Memories of Lane ; the Bassist of the Small Faces Died of MS Seven Years Ago. Tonight, Some of the Biggest Names in Rock Will Pay Tribute to Ronnie Lane". The Independent  – via Questia (subscription required). Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Geoff Dugmore (cv - drumming & musical director)". Retrieved 4 April 2014.