Since graduating from the City of Leeds College of Music with Distinction in Drums and Percussion, Peter Fairclough has performed and/or recorded with Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Ute Lemper, Huw Warren, Peter Whyman, Steve Berry, John Harle, Kenny Davern, Peter King, The Matrix Ensemble, The Bournemouth Sinfonietta, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra and The Theatre Royal Company (York).
He has 4 critically acclaimed CDs to his own credit:
IMAGO (Jazzprint JPVP132)CD - with Keith Tippett), Wild Silk (ASC CD8 - with Keith Tippett), Permission (ASC CD18) and Shepherd Wheel (ASC CD1).
In 1995 he was awarded the Peter Whittingham Award and he has toured extensively abroad, appearing at many top jazz festivals.
Peter teaches Drum Kit at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Leeds College of Music, Derby University and University Centre Barnsley.
Sam Hood Rose Bowl 1981
Peter Whittingham Award 1995
Cymbal Sculptures by Steve Hubback
Drums customised by Newby Drums
a jazz composer of flair and originality. Jazz on CD
consistently inventive drumming Jazzwise Magazine
REVIEWS OF PERMISSION Peter Fairclough. Permission. ASC CD18
The superb handling of the quartet's half-acoustic (drums, saxophone), half-electric (guitar, bass) sonorities, the inventive textures Fairclough conjures from his kit, not to mention the appeal of the compositions, mark this out as a contender for the British jazz album of the year. Fairclough's leadership credentials are further confirmed by his willingness to give both the music and his musicians room to breathe
Willing to teach
College teaching in the UK;
University Campus Barnsley
Leeds College of Music
Regrettably, due to my schedule, I do not have time to do any private teaching.