Black Sabbath and The Stranglers legends will give a rare rock music masterclass in Kidderminster


Black Sabbath and ELO star Bev Bevan will share her drumming expertise and fascinating rock and roll life stories in a rare personal session. Joining The Move icon also featuring Stranglers drummer Jim Macaulay this weekend.

The duo will speak to Andy Edwards, who was the drummer for Robert Plant’s band Priory of Brion, for the unique “Talking Drums” session. It takes place at the new rock venue 45 Live in Oxford Street, Kidderminster, from 3pm on Sunday (May 15).

Bevan is one of Birmingham’s few music legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Described as “a drumming masterclass not to be missed”, Load Street Studios in Kidderminster, organizers of the event, added: “This is a fantastic event for anyone with a passion for drumming!”

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Load Street Studios, based at Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, works with major pop and rock stars as a recording and rehearsal location. They said: “A lot of people have signed up to come to this event…. We really want to see a lot of our own music students there too. It’s going to be a great afternoon. We also have the Stranglers drummer, Jim Macaulay.”

This rare experience is also your chance to hear fascinating stories and musical insights from Bevan – one of the world’s most acclaimed rock legends of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Bevan was the drummer for the Electric Light Orchestra and The Move, which featured the Rolling Stones and other big names in British music.

Bev Bevan’s band The Move with The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts behind the scenes

He then played drums for Black Sabbath on their Born Again tour and was featured on the band’s Eternal Idol album in 1987 when he played percussion.

Born in South Yardley and an alumnus of Moseley Grammar School, Bevan remains a popular figure in his home town of Birmingham. He still plays with the Bev Bevan Band, which has performed with fellow Brummie Jasper Carrott at Stand up and Rock events.

Anyone interested in attending the session should contact Load Street Studios through their website or Facebook page.

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