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Joe Clegg
Joe Clegg
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  • Band/Affiliation: Ellie Goulding
  • Country: United Kingdom

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Hi, I'm Joe and have been playing the drums for over ten years. Born in Lancashire, raised on a diet of Motown, inspired to play the drums by my father, influenced at first by Phil Collins and learned to play by listening to Bon Jovi and ZZ Top at the age of 12 courtesy of my first drum teacher.

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have learned from great tutors, played with fantastic artists and to have seen snapshots of the world along the way.

At 18, off the back of a year studying music at ACM, I joined an internationally touring band that honed and shaped my musicianship, taught me to play live with a click and to love every minute of being on stage. In recent years I have been lucky enough to find myself in situations and on sessions that have helped me further develop my craft - playing for the legendary Rick Rubin in Hollywood, performing at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, live radio sessions for LA station KCRW and Radio 2, studio sessions across the UK and in the US, and working with songwriting great Guy Chambers. All good fun really.

In the Autumn of 2009 I became the drummer and MD for the wonderfully talented and Brit award winning Ellie Goulding. In a relatively short period of time we played a headline tour, supported Little Boots on her UK tour, appeared on Later With Jools Holland (series 35, episode 7,), recorded sessions for Radio 1 dj's Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne at Maida Vale and recorded live tracks for MTV's new music campaign. 2010 is shaping up to be an incredible year.

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