Pat Garvey has been a professional musician for nearly 25 years and is one of the UK’s most prominent educators. He is Head of Drums at BIMM, the UK & Europe’s largest provider of Popular Music Education, has his own column in the UK’s Rhythm Magazine, and runs Master Study Studios in Brighton where he has students that come to study with him from all over the UK & Europe, and the wider world through his online Skype lessons.
Some of his current and past students include Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club), Joao Caetano (Leona Lewis, Incognito), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness, We Will Rock You, Jeff Beck, Bryan May, Queen), Perry Melius (Billy Ocean, Tricky), James Stewart (Vader), Adam Pitts (Lawson), Deborah Knox-Hewson (Charlie XCX), and Ben Thomas (Rag ‘n’ Bone Man) to name just a few.
As well as working as an international clinician he is also a published author; his first book Lawless was published in 2016, and Pat has written over 100 articles for various drum magazines, as well as written music degree course notes that are used by some of the top popular music education providers in the world. He also sits on the board of trustees of soundLINCS, one of the UK’s largest music charities, and is regularly involved in projects and programs reaching out to and working with young musicians in hard to reach areas and in challenging circumstances.
As a freelance player Pat is busy year round playing and touring with various acts including The David Cross Band (King Crimson), The Prototypes (Get Hype Records) and The DGB (Power of Three Records) and has played with artists including but not limited to, prog overlords Lonely Robot, Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), JAMES, David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator), Tim Booth, Freddie V (Average White Band), Lewis Stephens (Freddie King), David Cross (King Crimson), Fischer-Z, amongst numerous others.
Pat proudly endorses SONOR drums, SABIAN cymbals, VIC FIRTH sticks and mallets, REMO heads, ROLAND, Protection Racket Cases and Porter and Davies Tactile Monitoring and Dynasty U.S.A marching percussion.