Michael Bowes

Head of Further Education

Michael is a world-class drummer who has performed with artists including Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, Tears For Fears, Amerie, Mario, Heather Small (M People), Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis (James Brown), Michelle Gayle, Black Legend and B.L.O.W.

Michael is currently in the driving seat for New Wave/Punk band The Vapors of 'Turning Japanese' fame. He has performed on many live TV shows in the UK and Europe, including Top of the Pops, SMTV Live, CD:UK, MTV, VH1, GMTV and the Jerry Springer Show.

In December 2017 Michael was invited by Zildjian to be part of their prestigious Artist Roster which includes the likes of Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/QOTSA), Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood) and Hannah Ford Welton (Prince).

More recently, Michael joined an impressive roster of artists with endorsement deals from DW and GEWA Drums. Speaking on these most recent endorsements, Michael said:

"DW Drums has been used by some of the greatest drummers in the world and I am honoured to be a part of the DW family and an ambassador for the DW brand. Thanks to all at DW and GEWA for some seriously impressive gear."

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