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Paul Whittington


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LHP - https://www.youtube/channel/UCNHYoTb0A3PbsnNmCcZNKaA
XTR - https://www.youtube/channel/UCZBNkCkjDDlXWJ0CghxhD-A

Just a selection of the mostly-Bristol / South-West UK-based bands that Paul has played with over the past 35 years - Claire Gaynor & Big River, Nikki B Band, Red Sea, The Fabulous Marx Brothers Blues Band, Dreamscape, Stretch, Pleasure Principle, The Controls, Hard Up and a myriad of function and covers bands.

Screen name:
Paul Whittington
Member since:
May 09 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Inspired by the likes of Ian Paice, Simon Kirk, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Simon Phillips, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Lenny White, John Bonham, Steve Ferrone, Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham and then . . . he ended up playing like himself . . oh well :-( Paul started playing jazz at the age of 10 driven by his father playing a mean jazz piano learning the fine art of brush and stick rudiments which he’s now forgotten :-) With the release of Deep Purples Made in Japan in 1973 the brushes went back in the cupboard and the rest is history.

Whilst having played in many bands representing a cross section of styles his heart is firmly in the more technical side of AOR.

Instrument experience:



Live and depending on venue Paul alternates between acoustic and electronic drums. Occasionally he will take a hybrid of acoustic and Roland electronics to deliver triggered samples and percussion.

Acoustic drums - 7 piece chrome Power Series Ludwig with Zildjian / Paiste cymbal stock
Acoustic drums - 7 piece silver sparkle DW Performance Series with Zildjian / Paiste cymbal stock
Acoustic percussion - Cajon, cabasa, hand drums etc. . . .
Electronic drums - 8 piece Roland VDrums with 1kW - 4kW Mackie backline & desk