Terry Chambers

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Terry Chambers
Born (1955-07-18) 18 July 1955 (age 60)
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Occupation(s) Drummer
Instruments Drums
Labels Virgin Records
Associated acts XTC, Dragon

Terry Chambers (born 18 July 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English drummer and was a founding member of XTC, appearing on 3D - EP, White Music, Go 2, Drums and Wires, Black Sea, and English Settlement, and countless live recordings until his departure from the band during the 1982 sessions for Mummer, on which he played on "Beating of Hearts", "Wonderland" and a B-side, "Toys". Chambers reasons for leaving the band included the bands decision to no longer tour or perform live, as well as to move in with an Australian girlfriend, and he subsequently migrated to New South Wales.

Chambers originally wanted to learn to play the piano, but his parents could not afford to buy one. So instead he saved money from his Saturday job, stacking shelves at the local grocers, and at the age of 14 bought his first drum kit. [1]

He involved in session drumming while living in Australia as well as recording and touring with the band Dragon (late 1983 to mid 1985). He was featured on the Dragon albums Body And The Beat (1984) and the live album and live home video Live One (1985). He is also featured in the promotional video clips for the songs "Wilderworld", "Cry", "Magic" and "Rain".


  1. ^ Interview in "XTC At the Manor", recorded at Richard Branson's Manor Studios on 22, 23 and 24 August 1980 and broadcast on 10 October 1980 on BBC2 Bristol.

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