Pat Garvey


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Pat Garvey has been a professional musician for nearly 27 years and is one of the UK’s most prominent players and educators. He is Head of Drums/Drums Principle Lecturer at BIMM, the UK & Europe’s largest provider of Popular Music Education where he has over 200 drum students, and he runs Master Study Studios in Brighton where he has students that come to study with him privately from all over the UK & Europe, and the wider world through his online Zoom lessons. 

As well as working as an international clinician, he is also a published author; his first book ‘Lawless’ was published in 2016, and in 2020 it was published as an e-Book. Pat has written over 100 articles for various drum magazines including iDrum Magazine and the iconic Rhythm Magazine in the UK, as well as designed courses and written music degree course notes that are used by some of the top popular music education providers and universities in the world. 

As a freelance player Pat is busy year round recording, playing and touring with various actsincluding The David Cross Band (King Crimson), The DGB (Power of Three Records), The Prototypes (Get Hype Records), and has played with artists including but not limited to prog overlords Lonely Robot, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), JAMES, David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator), Tim Booth, Freddie V (Average White Band), Lewis Stephens (Freddie King), David Cross (King Crimson), Fischer-Z, amongst a great many others. His drums are also heard regularly all year-round on TV and Radio through his work recording drums for various creative directors on adverts, TV shows and radio jingles. 

Pat endorses REMO drumheads and accessories, Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth, sE Electronics, Roland, Protection Racket Cases, Dynasty Marching Percussion (USA), and Porter & Davies Tactile Monitoring Systems.

"For over 27 years I've used REMO - I know how the heads move, how they breathe, how they're going to sound & on which drums & what I need for what job, & their quality and their impact in the drumming world is unrivaled." -Pat Garvey