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Holly Barnett

Hi I'm Holly, I'm a 21 year old music graduate and have been playing kit properly for roughly 9-10 years! Throughout my time at university I got involved with many gigging bands including Funk, Rock, Jazz, Hip hop, Pop and Latin! Naturally, my style has developed into a culmination of these styles and I am really proud of what it has grown into and lead me to achieve! I have had the opportunity to play at festivals such as the "Montreux Jazz Festival" and Southampton's "Common People" along with performing and releasing original music with my bands! I would say that my main influences come from Dave Weckl (hence the song choice), Steve Gadd and Stanton Moore.

Currently I am working as a Music Teacher and session player in Southampton and am really enjoying life! I'm loving seeing the progression of my students and am really proud to be playing a part in their musical development!

Some of my goals as a drummer are to fully develop my New Orleans Funk playing, write and record my own songs and to headline a major music festival. I also can't wait for the day that one of my students passes their grade 8!

My 2019 entry is a condensed version of my performance of "Convergence" by Dave Weckl, performed as the opening number for my final university exam. I have shortened a few sections as the video is quite long!

Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading my story.

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Country: United-Kingdom

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4 responses to “Holly Barnett”

  1. Drummerdanva says:

    Awesome funky playing!

  2. Good luck in the contest !! Great job Holly πŸ‘ŠπŸ₯

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