Laurence Cottle joins this years Ultimate drum experience team.

Laurence will be hosting the drum and bass class on Friday 3rd June.

Laurence is one of the UKs best and busiest bass players, he was hired by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath to play bass on the studio sessions that would become their 1989 album Headless Cross. Cottle wrote and played all the bass parts for the album and appeared on the music video for "Headless Cross", but didn't perform live or tour with the band.

Cottle produced three albums for guitarist Jim Mullen in the 1990s, recorded with British jazz musicians Mornington Lockett, Tim Garland, Django Bates, Gerard Presencer and John Graham.

He has written music for film and television including the television programs 'Friends' and 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.

Cottle was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks from 2003 to 2006.  In 2009, Cottle produced albums for Claire Martin, Gareth Williams, and Mark Nightingale.

He leads his own Laurence Cottle Big Band, playing a variety of standards and his own material.

Posted: 12 May 16