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Dylan hopes fans play to drum beat

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 19, 2014

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A DRUMMER who has worked with some of the great and the good in the music industry is headed to Derbyshire as part of a UK tour.

Dylan Howe is best known for his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson (he played on the recent album number one album, Going Back Home, with Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey).

He has also played with the likes of Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle, Hugh Cornwell and Andy Sheppard.

In September, Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans, a five-piece group fronted by the musician, will be heading to Derby to promote the group’s new album.

The band will be playing at Derby Jazz on September 12 and a specially-made film will be projected during the concert.

The group is made up of Dylan Howe on drums, Dave Whitford on double bass, Ross Stanley on piano, Steve Lodder on synthesisers and Andy Sheppard on tenor saxophone.

The gig will feature tracks from Subterranean, which is Dylan Howe’s first studio album in ten years.

It’s made up of his arrangements of David Bowie’s influential music from his Berlin Trilogy and has been seven years in the making. It features some of the best musicians in the UK.

Dylan said: “I was making a record this time, not just recording an album. In the past I would be in the studio for a day or two at the most, or just bring a mobile studio to a gig; this time however, the process and result has been a little like the music, kind of cinematic, a feeling of scale and intensity.

“Think John Coltrane Quartet produced by Neu! mixed by Brian Eno in an air-raid shelter.

“I wanted to find a way to sound like the John Coltane quartet playing in a spaceship - sounds nuts I know - like they’re just about to take off but have to play a kind of stark hymn before they leave earth.”

The band will also be playing a date in Nottingham on September 11.

More information on his visit to Derby is available by visiting www.derby-jazz.co.uk or calling 01332 370911

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