James Sedge
Kent, South East England
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Telephone:01732 360388
Teaching Location:Tonbridge, South East England, TN9 1BL
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About James Sedge

James is a qualified teacher who has worked for the University of Kent for the past five years, specialising in drums, music history and rehearsal skills. He co-wrote a music degree, the ‘Foundation Degree in Popular Music Performance’ and a subsequent BA Hons top-up.  James has also run Further Education (FE) courses in Popular Music since 1999. James has been teaching drums and percussion in London and Kent since 1991 and has trained many of the drum teachers currently working in the Southeast. He is regarded as one of the leading drum teachers in the area.
James is now a director and the drum teacher at MusicStation.

James’ first major gig was the touring West End production, ‘The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers’. It was a British and European tour for one year including many major venues. This tour led to TV and radio appearances including The Big Breakfast (Channel 4).
‘Amsterdam’, starring Peter Straker at the Bridewell Theatre in Fleet Street. It was a show dedicated to the life and music of Jacques Brel. It was well received getting many good reviews in The Stage and The Evening Standard. The show was so successful it transferred to the Pleasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival (1999). The show was written and directed by the filmmaker and comedian Mel Smith.

The Honeyriders band featuring Alex Hutchings on guitar. The Honeyriders band appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club, and the Cannes Film Festival. Terry Wogan championed the band and played their first single ‘Colour’ regularly on his radio show. The band won the best newcomer award at the Marlborough Jazz Festival, and their debut album ‘Honeyriders’ (Universal Jazz) was produced by Ian Shaw.

Matt Berry and the Maypoles. Matt Berry is actor/ comedian who has stared in shows such as the ‘Mighty Boosh’, ‘Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place’, ‘The IT Crowd’ and more recently 'Toast of London'. James has regularly toured with Matt Berry to support albums such as ‘Opium’ and ‘Witchazel’. James has played drums on the new album, ‘Kill The Wolf’ (Acid Jazz 2013).

David Migden and the Dirty Words - ‘Killing It’, and 'Secondhand Tattoo' albums. The band’s reputation has been growing with radio play across the UK, Europe and the US.  They recently won the prestigious New Brunswick ‘Battle of the Blues’ and appeared at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada in Sept 2013, receiving great critical acclaim. David Migden has also been nominated in the British Blues Awards for best singer and best original song (‘Shel’).
The band are currently working on their third album, due for release February 2014.

Drum Lessons in Tonbridge.


Most recent recording credit is Matt Berry's 'Kill The Wolf' album, released by Acid Jazz Records, June 2013 and David Migden and the Dirty Words 'Killing It' album.

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