SAE EXTRA: Drum clinic and industry talk with Jason Bowld

21 Mar 2017
16:30 to 20:00
21 Mar

SAE Institute is delighted to invite you to a drumming clinic and industry career talk with Jason Bowld.

Jason is the drummer for Bullet For My Valentine, as well as a member of metal supergroup Axewound and industrial legends Pitchshifter.

Jason will offer tips and advice from his 20 years of music industry experience, which has seen him work with some of the world’s biggest producers, including Colin Richardson, Ulrich Wilde, Andy Sneap and Steve Fitzmaurice. This session isn’t just for drummers, but for songwriters, audio engineers and anyone interested in the music business.

Drum Clinic Sessions

We scheduled two Drum Clinic sessions at 4.30pm - 5.00pm and 5.15pm-5.45pm

The drum clinic will feature demonstrations of some of Jason’s most famous work, including techniques and concepts from African, metal, drum and bass styles. The aim of this session is to identify the skills Jason has built over the years as one of the UK’s most prominent drummers.

Music Business and Career Talk at 6.00pm

Guests attending the clinic will also get the opportunity to listen to Jason’s musical journey, featuring ‘real world’ advice.

Topics include:

  • Rights as a performer (artist, musician) and author (composer/songwriter)

  • Representation and management

  • Self management, promotion and business (planning, financial, etc)

  • The internet, social media and your career

The evening will be concluded with a Q&A session.

About Jason

Known for his powerful drumming with metal supergroup Axewound and industrial legends Pitchshifter, Jason has toured the world from club level to stadium level and continues to do so with various artists. Recently Jason completed a 13 month world tour with Bullet for my Valentine and also featured on their latest single/video ‘Don’t need you’.

After a sudden stand-in for Fightstar, in December 2010, Jason was asked to stand in - with literally days to spare for Bullet for my Valentine's U.K. headline Arena tour - with no rehearsals! It was this opportunity - duly taken - that spawned the Metal super group Axewound with Bullet singer Matt Tuck, Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats), Joe Copcutt (Rise to Remain) and Mike Kingswood (Glamour of the kill).

Jason has toured and recorded with the likes of Killing Joke, Bill Bailey ('In Metal' album) and Pop will eat itself to name a few, and he also records drums remotely for commercial ventures such as video games (Grid 2, Formula 1 2012, Halo) and T.V. commercials.

As well as drumming, Jason is an accomplished song-writer having co-written , performed and produced two albums for his critically, acclaimed side-project band - This is Menace, which featured over 19 guest vocalists from bands such as Killing Joke, Hundred Reasons, Funeral for a Friend and Fightstar and also various albums for sync companies such as Sony's Extreme Music and Sky.

He has also composed two orchestra songs and had them recorded in Budapest with the Budapest symphonic orchestra.

Some International producers that Jason has worked with include Colin Richardson, Carl Bown, Machine, Ulrich Wilde, Al Clay, Andy Sneap, Romesh Dodangoda and Sterling Winfield.

On the drum clinic front, Jason has great experience playing and teaching at most of the main drum festivals from Drumfest, Drummer live to Frankfurt Musikmesse and UDE. His passion for education is further backed up by his tuition column in Rhythm magazine and contributions for the latest Rockschool syllabus of which he has written and performed tracks for.

In 2014, Jason was asked to sample drums and provide midi song packs for a flagship Toontrack release entitled 'Made of Metal'. The product has since proved a huge success and was recorded and mixed under the watchful eye of Slipknot/ Machinehead producer Colin Richardson.

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