Palace Drum Clinic

Palace Drum Clinic

Now in its 3rd year, hosted by Matt Green for the UK National Drum Fair, a monthly Drum Clinic invites some of the UK’s top drumming talent to perform in the Palace Studio

Now in its 3rd year, hosted by Matt Green for the UK National Drum Fair, a monthly Drum Clinic invites some of the UK’s top drumming talent to perform in the Palace Studio.  The clinics are interactive, inspirational and educational.  There is also the opportunity for a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So, whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the country’s leading drummers, please fill the form and the ‘Apply to Play’ page   


Having started drumming at the early age of four and playing in the West End by the age of twelve, Russell has had a thriving career in music and is now the drummer and member of legendary British rock band, Uriah Heep.

Though currently recognised for his hard hitting, high energy Rock drumming, Russell has a wealth of experience in a range of genres, with his first taste of touring Europe when he joined Alan price (the Animals) at the age of 18. Russell went onto play pop records with the likes of John Farnham, 5 Star, Boy Meets Girl, before joining “Chris Barber’s Jazz and Blues Band’.

Russell has also played with many names, including Avantasia (Rock Opera), Tony Iommi (Heavy Metal), Bedlam(Blues Rock), Van Morrison(Blues Pop) and has over 20 years experience in the UK drum clinic scene alongside Greg Bissonette, Kenny Aronoff, Thomas Lang, Jimmy Chamberlin and Billy Cobham, to name a few.

Russell is in his twelfth year with Uriah Heep, playing approximately 27 countries per year. The band are now promoting their latest studio album ‘Living the Dream’ alongside Heavy Metal band, Judas Priest as special guests on their American tour throughout Spring/Summer of 2019.

Russell has co-designed, with Marrell Drums, the bass drum beaters that he plays. He uses British Drum Company drums, Code drumheads, Baskey Drum Mats and Rug Lugs, Paiste cymbals and Pellwood drumsticks.

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Age: Suitable for all

Running Time
2 hours approx including interval

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