Adam Betts’ Drumming Summer

25 August, 2015

Adam Betts is a Drum Tutor at BIMM London and member of the musical acts Emperor Yes, Three Trapped Tigers and The Heritage Orchestra. Adam’s work with these diverse outfits has sent him on a range of performing and recording adventures, demonstrating some of the exciting options out there in the world of professional drumming.

The Heritage Orchestra describe themselves as:

‘…the orchestra that rocks out arenas, messes with other peoples music, and keeps orchestral tradition in the cellar. Since 2004 this renegade ensemble has written its own music, veered wildly between genres, and collaborated with a diverse and high profile array of artists. It has embraced sound, visual, and adaptive music technology in ways that make other orchestras recoil in fear…’

This summer The Heritage Orchestra performed a sensational concert with Pete Tong at the BBC Ibiza Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, a euphoric event that resulted in the most downloaded Proms performance of the year, with Adam taking on the live drum duties. The Heritage Orchestra have also worked with another dance legend, Goldie, in their quest for non-traditional orchestral work.

From a full orchestra to a three-piece guitar-synth-drums outfit, Emperor Yes have supported Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler of Ash, and released their debut album, An Island Called Earth, last year. With a radically different sound, Three Trapped Tigers play a brand of instrumental noise-rock which they will be showcasing live at the ArcTanGent Festival this month.

As a Drum Tutor for BIMM London, Adam Betts is able to expose his students to all these radically diverse styles and skills, resulting in a well-rounded approach towards achieving the playing standards of every Drumming undergraduate – and Adam is just one of the great lecturers we employ. Why not join Adam and the Drumming crew at BIMM London and take your playing and career to the next level. Next stop, The Albert Hall…?

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