Graham Land

Graham Land

Graham started drumming from an early age, and shortly after leaving Sir Hugh Owen School in Caernarfon started playing Semi-professionally in local bands, travelling all over Britain learning his craft. Graham moved to Cardiff in the early eighties to play professionally, doing countless Concerts, television, radio, and recording sessions which he still does to this day.
During his time in Cardiff, Graham was travelling back and forth to London to see his Drum Tutor and mentor Robbie France, a world class drummer born in Australia. Here is a short list of artists from Graham’s discography. The Drifters, B.B.C Orchestra, Bryn Terfel, Cerys Matthews, Rhys Meirion, Meic Stevens, Caryl Parry Jones, John Owen-Jones and the list goes on.
He has been a member of Bryn Fôn a’r Band since the mid-nineties recording several best-selling albums. Graham teaches drums from grade 1 to grade 8 and has been with us for fourteen years.

Dewi Ellis Jones

Dewi Ellis Jones

Dr Dewi Ellis Jones comes from Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, but now lives in Bontnewydd. He graduated with a BMus from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2001 followed by an MA degree, and gained an LRSM diploma from the Royal Schools of Music. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Performance and Composition, having studied with Simone Rebello, Dr Pwyll ap Sion and with world renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Dewi is the first full time solo percussionist in Wales and he is also a busy free-lance orchestral and brass band player. He is Principal Percussionist with Ensemble Cymru who were short listed for the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Music Society Award in 2006.
He is a tutor at the William Mathias Music Centre and teaches Percussion at the University in Bangor. In 2001 he won the Grace Williams Memorial Prize for Composition at the Urdd Festival. Dewi gained a sponsorship scholarship from S4C to assist in developing his talent as a performer. Dewi is married to Einir Wyn Hughes, who is a professional harpist. They have one daughter, Ela Non.

Charlie Britton

Charlie Britton

Born in Cardiff, Charlie Britton first became known as a rock drummer for 1970’s Welsh rock bands and early pioneer of the Welsh rock scene.
He studied graphic design at a London University and attended a gig where the band Warhorse (70s band), a band formed by former Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper was playing.
When he went home months later to his native Wales he brought a drum kit and a vision with him. Later on, as Charlie mastered the drums he went on to be a member of the Welsh band ‘Edward H Dafis’.
He works as a graphic designer in Caernarfon and as a session drummer and tutor.

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