Pat Illingworth

James Taylor Quartet

Pat Illingworth

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About

Paiste Artist Since
February 2016

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliations
James Taylor Quartet
Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra

Website
www.patillingworth.com

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Biography

Born in Lancaster, Lancashire, Pat began receiving formal drum lessons at age 7 (later studying piano and percussion). After receiving lessons from two enthusiastic local teachers, performing with many youth ensembles, semi-pro gigs and reaching the "Drummers' Alliance" National Finals, he won a scholarship to study with acclaimed teacher Dave Hassell. 2 years later he turned pro, performing and teaching whilst based in Manchester. Pat moved to London in late 2003 and continues to be a very active freelance player both live and in the studio. Artists who Pat has performed/recorded with: Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae, Will Young, Dave Stewart, Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra, James Taylor Quartet, 808 State, Just Jack, Colin Blunstone, Hugh Masekela, Cinematic Orchestra, Deodato, Marcus Miller, English Session Orchestra, Soothsayers, Homelife, TOOL-SHED, The Haggis Horns, Maxi Jazz, Noel McCoy, Danny Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock, Heather Small, Natalie Williams, Gary Boyle, Jack Bruno, Jack Wilkins, Zoe Rahman, Jan Kopinski, Pinski Zoo, Mari Natsuki, Arun Ghosh, Ben Castle, Mike Walker, Natacha Atlas, Jim Mullen, Dave O'Higgins, Snake Davis, Larry Stabbins, Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet, Cornel Campbell, Rico Rodriguez, While & Matthews, Edward II, Reggie Washington, Jeff Berlin, Hadrien Feraud and many more... Producers/writers worked with: Samuel Dixon (Adele/Sia), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Steve Levine (Culture Club), Tony Platt (Bob Marley, AC/DC), Simon Humphrey (The Clash/XTC), Graham Massey (808 State/Björk), Martin Levan (John Martin, Andrew Lloyd Webber), Jon Sweet, Jay Swinscoe (Cinematic Orchestra), Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77), Steve Brown (Corinne Bailey Rae), Paddy Steer (Homelife), Andy Kingslow, Paul Pilot Webb (Duke Special), Chris Nagle (New Order), Ben Castle, Luis Almau (Soundtree), Terry Devine-King (Audio Network), Andrew Sunnucks (Audio Network), Adam Drake (Audio Network) Pat has also recorded many commercial studio sessions including adverts for Sony (Fallon Agency), Just Eat (Soundtree) and multiple library music sessions for Audio Network Ltd, Universal Music Group and Warner Chapell Music. Pat has also taught at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Paul McCartney school), British Academy of New Music (Access to Music), Wigan & Leigh College, Nelson & Colne College and been involved in many workshops/masterclasses in schools and universities.