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November 2002 - June 2003

5 June 2003 More Number Ones 
The Nick Carter album I played on, is No 1 in Japan and reached No 28 in the Billboard chart recently. That is now 18 No 1s and still going strong!  The Appleton album is at No 9 in UK

26 May 2003 Mark Owen album
Mark Owen album A picture with (L to R) Ali Thompson (producer), me & Ben Georgiades (engineer) at Sphere Studios 1, recording the Mark Owen album.

24 May 2003 More Articles
Two new articles have gone up on the site - an exclusive interview done for the Drummers Incorporated Newsletter (click here) and a small piece taken from the Sabian Newsbeat Magazine feature 'What makes a great Drummer.' (click here)

18 May 2003 Upcoming Work
I am starting work on a Mark Owen album for Universal, producing an album for a new artist called Jack Henderson, and have been busy writing TV music. I will also be out the road with The Waterboys:
13 June Brighton Dome Concert Hall
14 June Birmingham Symphony Hall
15 June London, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
17 June Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
18 June Bristol Colston Hall
19 June Wrexham N.E.W.I.
20 June Edinburgh Usher Hall, Scotland
22 June Universal Hall, Findhorn, Scotland
22 June  Universal Hall, Findhorn, Scotland
18 July Hebridean Celtic Festival,Stornoway
14 Aug Ross-On-Wye Festival of Literature
For further information visit the Waterboys website at:  www.mikescottwaterboys.com

17 May 2003 Dave Weckle

Dave Weckle

A picture of me & Dave Weckle, taken at his show at Ronnie Scott's last week.

14 March 2003 Drum Clinic

Clinic Picture

A picture taken after a recent clinic with Chad Smith at the ACM in Guildford. (L to R) :Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Steve White (Paul Weller), Geoff Dugmore, Louise King (Editor Rhythm Magazine) & Mark Richardson (Feeder).

13 March 2003 One Giant Leap + more
I will be doing a grand charity gig this Saturday 15th March with One Giant Leap, Coldplay and many others at The Shepherd's Bush Empire in aid of Peace...   I will be doing festivals during the summer with One Giant Leap... Also doing the 'Dom Joly' show (BBC) on Tuesday 18th with The Waterboys.

17 February 2003 Don't Worry
Don't Worry The Appleton Single 'Don't Worry' has made UK chart position Number 5 this week.

10 February 2003 Appleton
Time Out magazine has described Appleton as "Sugar dusted, grown up pop with STONER BACKBEAT!"  Visit the official Appleton website at:  www.natalieandnicoleappleton.co.uk

10 February 2003 Tribute
A tribute from Mike Scott of The Waterboys :

"Geoff is a wonderful drummer - musical, versatile, powerful, solid as a mountain, absolutely professional and prepared. Yet all the many times I've worked with him I've found he comes with extras thrown in - he's a superb motivator, always driving the band onto greater heights onstage, or lifting tour-weary spirits up offstage.  And best of all there is a factor "x" which I can best describe by saying : he brings his heart to the party too."

31 January 2003 Halliday
The Johnny Halliday record I did has just gone No 1 in France, bringing my total No 1's to 17 !

12 January 2003 Drummer Poll
I am proud to announce that I have been voted No 1 European Studio Drummer for 2002, and in the top 5 worldwide alongside US heavyweights Vinnie Colaiuta, Kenny Arnoff and Steve Gadd. My performance with Omar Hakim at "The Roland V-Drum Main Event" was voted No 2 Best Drum Event of 2002!

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