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Geoff Dugmore One of the most successful drummers on the global session scene, Geoff Dugmore is who you hear on such major hits as Rod Stewart's "Downtown Train" and "I Can't Deny It"', Tina Turner's "I Don't Want to Lose You" and "Foreign Affair" album plus albums by multi-platinum artists Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Blondie's Debbie Harry, Robbie Williams, and Gabrielle, amongst others. There are also hits and notables, past and present from the likes of Appleton, Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Steve Winwood, Joan Armatrading, Danny Wilson, Climie Fisher, Killing Joke, the Gypsy Kings, Stabbing Westward, and literally hundreds of others. And that list grows by the day!
Geoff grew up playing everything from the Average White Band, Yes and Led Zeppelin, to soul classics in pubs and clubs across Scotland. With his band The Europeans he made the big move to London, where he now writes, produces, develops artists, and plays sessions of every imaginable calling. In addition to drums and percussion there's guitar, bass, keys, hammer dulcimer, bazooki and vocals, plus he is often musical director. He doesn't limit himself to just the studios... Recent gigging and tours include Mike Scott & The Waterboys, One Giant Leap and Yazawa.
Geoff : "Playing live is the soul of the music. It keeps me in touch with the audience. When I see people moving I know I've hit the groove. But for me, it doesn't matter whether I'm playing live or in the studio, I've got the best job in the world."
That love of life and music is what makes Geoff so special. Coupled with enthusiasm and talent, as well as the respect and admiration of such top producers as Ron St Germain, Trevor Horn, Ash Howes, Greg Alexander and fellow musicians and artists, it's also what makes him so successful.

Biography by Wayne Blanchard, Sabian Cymbals, Canada 2003