Pete Drummond (drummer)

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Pete Drummond
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Background information
GenresJazz, Fusion, Prog
Occupation(s)Drummer, Music Composer
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1994-current
Websitepetedrummond.com.au

Pete Drummond is an Australian session drummer, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator who has developed a digital platform for drum lessons.[1] Since 2006, Pete has been associated with Australian band Dragon.[1] He is known for his soundtrack work on The Killing Season (ABC), Living Universe (feature film); Search For Second Earth (ABC/BBC), and for his live solo performances alongside Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang, Mike Mangini, Dave Weckl, and many others.[1][2][3]

Thomas Lang stated in Modern Drummer Magazine: “Pete Drummond is an amazing Australian Drummer”.[2]

Early life[edit]

At 3 years of age, Pete began drumming. He started his formal training 2 years later when his mentor Jess Zappia guided him.[4] Then he continued on his own, turning his interests towards recordings, instructional books, and videos.[5]

Career[edit]

Bands career[edit]

Pete joined Dragon in 2006 when the band reformed after a nine-year hiatus.[6][7] In 2008, he was enlisted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.[8][9] He plays drums, keyboards and sings in the live shows with Dragon.[10] Previously he performed with The Bushwackers, Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band),[11] Joan Rivers (US Comedian), The Temptations, Jeremy Barnes (The World's Fastest Guitarist), Ricki Lee, Shannon Noll and Thirsty Merc.[2][4]

Career as a composer and songwriting[edit]

Pete has composed music and produced albums along with his drumming.[12] With ‘Not the Question’ he experienced his first release on which he produced and mixed music.[5] A few programs which feature Pete's music are ‘Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil’, ‘Holy Switch’, ‘Ten Bucks a Litre’, ‘Inside The Inferno’, ‘Life On Us’, ‘Australia: A Time Traveler’s Guide’, ‘A Traveler’s Guide to the Planets’, and ABC's ‘The Killing Season’.[13]

Solo performer[edit]

In 2003, Pete appeared at the Australia's Ultimate Drummers Weekend.[14] In 2012, he performed on Shannon Noll's ‘Switch Me On’. He played on the ARIA award-winning album ‘Homefires’ by Dead Ringer Band, ABC TV, NRL, and Channel 10. He has also released multiple international DVDs as a cover artist.[2]

Pete's solo album ‘Identity Crisis’ was launched in 2006 containing 8 original tracks of Jazz and Fusion, featuring Bill Risby, Jeremy Barnes, James Muller, Steve Weingart, and others.[15][16]

In 2015 he played on Lee Kernaghan’s number one Australian album ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’.[17]

In 2018 Pete was featured in Australia's drumming publication Drumscene Magazine.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Lee Kernaghan – Beautiful Noise (2012)[18][19]
  • Adam Brand – My Side of the Street (2014)[20]
  • Lee Kernaghan – Spirit of the Anzacs (2015)[17]
  • Dead Ringer Band – Homefires (1995)[15]
  • Dragon – Roses (2014)[21]
  • Pete Drummond – Identity Crisis (2006)[22]

Awards[edit]

  • 1996 – Session Drummer on ARIA award-winning Homefires album[2]
  • 2011 – Legacy Award for Dragon[23]
  • 2011 – Vodafone Music Awards in New Zealand[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pete Drummond - Discography & Songs - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pete Drummond - Hudson Music". hudsonmusic.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Pete Drummond - Drum Solo Artist". www.drumsoloartist.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Pete Drummond - DRUMscene Magazine. Australia's #1 Drum Magazine". mail.drumtek.com.au. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Pete Drummond". www.patdrummond.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Are you old enough to be a fan of Dragon?". www.northernstar.com.au. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  7. ^ "pete drummond's chop shop - MusicSA". www.musicsa.com.au. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Album reviews: Paul Kelly; Dragon and Pete Drummond; Jenn Grant". www.theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Dragon - Person - AudioCulture". www.audioculture.co.nz. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Dragon touring chartoppers to Shoal Bay Country Club". www.portstephensexaminer.com.au. 10 October 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Glenn shorrock returns with the hits live in studio". ventsmagazine.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Pete Drummond - IMDb". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  13. ^ "ABC Music publishing - Pete Drummond". www.abcmusicpublishing.com.au. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  14. ^ "The Ultimate Drummers Weekend 11 - Hudson Music". hudsonmusic.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Dead Ringer Band - Home Fires (CD, Album) - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Pete Drummond - Identity Crisis - CD Baby Music Store". store.cdbaby.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (CD, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition) - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Pete Drummond - Credits - AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Lee Kernaghan - Beautiful Noise: CD, Album For Sale - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  20. ^ "Adam Brand - My Side Of The Street (CD, Album) - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Dragon still rocking with new album - Roses". hushhushbiz.com. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Pete Drummond - Identity Crisis (CD, Album, Stereo) - Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Pete Drummond Photos Photos - 2011 Vodafone Music Awards - Show - Zimbio". www.zimbio.com. Retrieved 22 February 2019.