The World’s Greatest Drummer

Raising £2,000 for charity in 2011

The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert 2011 was a fantastic night with £2000 raised for the charities. A huge thank you to all those that bought raffle tickets and contributed to the fundraising on the night. Planning for the 2012 concert is already underway for another evening where internationally renowned drummers demonstrated their versatility and talent performing classic big band arrangements with the 15 piece Pete Cater Big Band to celebrate the forefathers of modern drumming.

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The World’s Greatest Drummer 2011 concert line up:





This charity concert paid tribute to the modern drumset superstars and pioneers including, but not limited to, Joe Morello, Gena Krupa, Louie Bellson and Max Roach. There is a special tribute to Buddy Rich – internationally renowned as the world’s greatest drummer. Two former members of Buddy Rich’s original line-up, saxophonists Bob Martin and Jay Craig, perform with Pete Cater’s Big Band.

American drum legend Steve Smith (Vital Information, Steps Ahead), Steve Barney (Annie Lennox, The Sugarbabes), Pete Ray Biggin (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Level 42), Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream, Gary Moore), Jake Brown (star of ITV 1’s Born to Shine, Fountain of Youth), Steve White (Paul Weller, Oasis, The Who) Pete Cater (The Pete Cater Big Band) and Ian Palmer (Roy Wood, Georgie Fame, The Ghosts) performed on Sunday 6th November 2011 at the Warwick Arts Centre.

Hosted by ELO’s Bev Bevan, the concert appealed to all ages, and the music included big band renditions and contemporary classics such as ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Lennon & McCartney, Cole Porter’s ‘Love For Sale’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Keep the Customer Satisfied’.

The young and talented West Midlands born actress and vocalist Abi Phillips who plays Liberty in Channel 4’s hit soap Hollyoaks also made a guest appearance. Abi has been busy promoting her debut single which was featured as part of a Hollyoaks storyline. She releases her debut album in 2012.

A great line up of talented drummers and a fantastic evening of musical entertainment in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and Dyslexia Action charities who received £2,000 from this concert. Thank you again to all those that bought raffle tickets and contributed to the fundraising on the night.