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Al Bridge is an independent UK drummer. Recent work has included live shows on drums/percussion/electronics with Nashville singer/songwriter Angel Snow (Although a stunning performer in her own right, Angel has also had her songs recorded by Alison Krauss). Al plays drums and percussion in U.S. Country/roots artist Amy McCarley‘s UK band. He often tours with UK Johnny Cash tribute show ‘CASH‘ depping alongside such players as award winning instrumentalist Chris Hillman (Kris Kristofferson, Billy Bragg, etc). In the blues rock arena he has gigged with Americana/Blues artist Mike Ross as well as extensive touring with the Troy Redfern Band . He plays around the home counties with his friends the The Quarry Katz, developing their sell out show ‘The All New Rock n Roll Revue’. Al is also a member of Oxford Indie band Jody & The Jerms.
Originally self taught, followed by a place at music college in London studying with Paul Elliot, Al went on to spend nearly 10 years studying with the man widely regarded as the UK’s finest drum educator Bob Armstrong (“R.I.P. and thanks for everything Bob”). He is currently studying with UK session drummer Neal Wilkinson (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Joan Armatrading, James Morrison etc) .
Recommendations, kind words etc:
“Nailed it! Al Bridge and Chris Hillman had 2 days to learn the set and it was awesome. Thank you so much guys the crowd loved it! SUEY!” Ben Welbern, CASH.
“A spirited set at Maverick Festival last night with amazing backing band Joe Wilkins, Paul Reynolds, Al Bridge – & I couldn’t have been more inspired by band or audience…“ Amy McCarley.
“I’d like to thank Matt Cowley for putting us In touch with Al Bridge. Thank you Al for jumping in and smashing it, Top Player but Most of all top bloke. Until the next time… Cheers” John ‘Cat’ Catherall, Souled Out.
“…one of the finest drummers we’ve had the pleasure of playing with… Al’s style, grooves and feel are going to breathe some new life into the old tunes, and take the new tunes to the next level!” Troy Redfern
“Sad day in one way in the Accrington Stanley camp yesterday: it was Al Bridge’s last gig as a Stanley (at least for a while). Al has been part of the band since 1994 and he’s been a fantastic, creative and musical drummer and a great mate… I’d like to say: Al, we salute you! Thanks for all the good times and the funny times…“ Dan O’Farrell, Accrington Stanley
To hire Al call 07545 008 932
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