First Teachers to be announced for 2016 UDE ....

Geoff Dugmore

Geoff Dugmore is a Scottish drummer, musical director and producer and this is Geoff's second appearance as a teacher at UDE (first one in 2010).

His first major recording session was Joan Armatrading's "Sleight of Hand". Soon Dugmore was playing on albums with many major artists from around the world, including on Tina Turner's "Foreign Affair", Stevie Nicks' "Other Side of the Mirror", Rod Stewart's single "Downtown Train", Robbie Williams' Life through a Lens, Demi Lovato's "Here we Go Again" and Killing Joke's "Pandemonium". He has toured constantly with many major acts worldwide recording with Mark King, Gabrielle, David Knopfler, Jimmy Nail, Debbie Harry, Brian May, Bob Geldoff, Nick Hayward, Tony Banks, Tim Finn, Paul Young, Louise, the Thompson Twins, Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Stevie Winwood, the Gypsy Kings, Paul Carrack, Lulu, Busted, Will Young, Johnny Hallyday, Jeff Beck, Richard Ashcroft, Newton Faulkner and Ronan Keating.

To date, Dugmore has performed on over 50 number 1 albums worldwide.

"The UDE is exactly what it says on the tin.... A wonderful week of learning from some of todays TOP players in every field of studio and live music. I feel very honoured to have been invited again this year to teach and pass along my 30 years of experience in the recording and live music world and I very much look forward to seeing old friends and making new friends during the week. If you haven't yet booked your place ... DO IT NOW !!!!...... its the UDE 2016 ...... see you there." Geoff 

Jeff Davenport - Remo Drumtuning Workshops 

Jeff Davenport has been specialising in tuning drumkit for over 14 years.

Initially recommended by drummer Steve Smith to teach tuning at Mike Dolbear's UDE 2011, this is Jeffs 4th appearance at the event.

Jeff has offered practical tuning and drumhead advice to thousands of young and old drummers and specialises live demonstration of tuning techniques at trade events, drum-stores and music colleges all over Europe.

Jeff says: "If we're not all “round-the-campfire” regards tuning we're not really learning. The best way is through real-time demonstration and discussion amongst ourselves . We can then share and reveal some very simple techniques and principles of drum-tuning that make it not the dark art everybody thinks it is!

Mike's UDE is the fast track pathway to quick, simple and easy tuning of the drumkit. By the end of the sessions we understand what head to pick for what style of music and how to tune it for best effect.



Posted: 11 Jan 16