Dave Mattacks Clinic

Sunday May 15th 2016 - 2pm

We are pleased to present an intimate Sunday afternoon clinic with the renowned drummer Dave Mattacks at Raven Street Studios.

Dave has had an extensive career since the late 60’s. He is still very active as a touring/session drummer. His carreer was largely in the UK recording with giants such as Paul McCartney, Elton John, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Everything But The Girl, Sandy Denny, Chris Rea, XTC, Jethro Tull, Joan Armatrading, Brian Eno, Nick Drake to name a few.  
Dave is now based near Boston, Massachusetts and maintains an active schedule and is a great clinician. He has profound experience in the studio and great stories to tell from working with the great producers such as the late Sir George Martin at places like Abbey Road and AIR studios to his friendship with John Bonham.  
This clinic will provide attendees with insight into what is really need to succeed as a drummer by going back to basics and discussing essential elements required by the drummer.  
Following the back to basics section Dave will be discussing in more detail his approaches to tuning and cymbal selection. This segment will feature 2 distinct drum sets with different  heads selection and tunings and will be very hands on.
The casual environment will encourage conversation, questions are welcome throughout the clinic so come prepared!  
(Light snacks and refreshment will be provided)


Dave Mattacks Bio

Dave Mattacks {“DM”} professional career started in the UK with big bands before joining the influential folk-rock group “Fairport Convention”, freelancing extensively throughout his tenure with the band. In 2000, Dave left the UK & moved to Boston, MA where he continues to enjoy a full career in Music spanning live & studio work, both as a Musician & Producer. 
DM’s discography includes 5 CD’s with Paul McCartney & various CD’s / tours with – among many others – Elton John, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Everything But The Girl, Sandy Denny, Chris Rea, XTC, Jethro Tull, Joan Armatrading, Brian Eno, Nick Drake, [“Procul Harum’s”] Gary Brooker, Peter Green, John Gorka, John Martyn, The Proclaimers, Cat Stevens & Loudon Wainwright. 
DM successfully combined “ Fairport’s “ schedule with his freelance commitment for 13 years; however he finally left the band in March of ’98 & moved to New England in the US two years later. A few of his credits since then include recording &/or concert dates with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Richard Thompson, Juliana Hatfield, John Jennings, Teddy Thompson, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, Steeleye Span, Susan Tedeschi, Martin Sexton, Dennis Brennan & Rosanne Cash. 
As well as his performance, recording & studio-production schedule over the last few years, Dave has given several Master-Classes @ London’s Royal Academy of Music, taught @ The Berklee College of Music’s “Percussion Week“ [which twice included delivering an afternoon Clinic / Master-Class with an evening Band performance @ Boston’s Berklee Performance Centre], taught @ Berklee’s “ 5-week “ Summer Programme [ three years running ] & has been the ‘house drummer’ @ Marblehead Arts Festival for the last ten years. 
He was the featured artist/interviewee on the front cover of the March/April ’11 popular “DrumHead” magazine.  
Please visit his website for more information: www.dmattacks.co.uk