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Haydn Callow
London Based Freelance Drummer

The Choice 2007 – present. One of Britain's most successful corporate function bands whose previous drummers include Gavin Harrison.

There are many highlights in over 550 gigs with The Choice but just a few that stand out are:
  • Performing for HRH Princess Anne at The Olympians Fundraising Ball
  • Being filmed for a BBC 2 documentary A Very British Wedding
  • Playing at Dubai's stunning Mina A Salam hotel
  • Performing in front of 7000 people for the Aylesbury Christmas Lights

John The Drum School 2010 – present. Senior Instructor and Sight-Reading Specialist at Britain’s best boutique drum school.

•   Recent deps include dates on the following:
Thank You For The Music, Bee Gees/Abba theatre tour (2014)
Dick Whittington, Wyvern Theatre (2014): starring Nigel Havers
Jack and the Beanstalk, Wyvern theatre (2013): starring Keith Chegwin
Bugle Boy, national tour (2013)
Bohemian Rhapsody, international tour (2012): starring Jonathan Ansell (G4)

•    West End and theatre:
Snoopy! New Players Theatre.
Fist Full of Broken Wands and Cinemagic, Bloomsbury theatre with Tim Vine.
Wild Party, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.

•    Drumtech  (BIMM London) Instructor 1999 – 2009; Private Tuition, Diploma and Degree courses

•    Cruises for P&O

•    The Barron Knights

•    Honeytunnel: Album, tour and Boy George support

•    Damien McCabe: Tours and Blues Festivals across Europe

•    Writer for Rhythm and Drummer magazines

•    Drumtech (now BIMM London) Outstanding Student of The Year (1 yr Diploma) 1996

Over 100 regional theatre shows; Big Bands (inc. Mike Smith Orchestra); Brass Bands (inc. Grimethorpe Coliiery); Jazz (inc. Butch Thomas – Sting, Jaco Pastorious etc.); Panto (with stars of Eastenders and Coronation St.); Cabaret (Inc. Mike Reid from Eastenders); Orchestras; Recording sessions.

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