Georg Voros

COUNTRY South Africa      


Georg Voros is one of South Africa's foremost drummers, clinicians and teachers. With a wealth of international live performing and recording experience, he is also responsible for other major achievements such as his critically acclaimed drumming motivational book Rhythm of the Head - endorsed by drummers such as Virgil Donati, Bill Bruford and Carl Palmer. He is also the founder of South Africa's first drum magazine and SA's biggest drum event The Johannesburg Drumfest. In 2004 he was the first drummer in South Africa to undertake a double drum clinic tour with fellow SABIAN endorsee Dom Famularo and has also performed at drum events with drummers such as Jojo Mayer and Marco Minnemann.

Having lived in the UK for 15 years the artists, producers and engineers Georg has worked with include: Black Star Liner - 1999 Mercury Music Award 'Best Album' nominees, The Stu Page Band - 4X winners of the British Country Music Association Best Band award, Brendan Croker - producer/solo artist and member of 'The Notting Hillbillies', Gail Davies - award winning Nashville based singer and songwriter, Gerry Hogan - The UK's foremost steel guitarist and bandleader of Albert Lee's Hogans Heroes, Umoja - The South African Hit Musical West End show. In South Africa Georg was a founder member of the successful 80's chart hit band e'Void. Amongst others he has also worked with respected solo recording artist Neill Solomon, Kwaito singer Tamara Dey and 'Idols' judge/singer Mara Louw. He recorded drums and percussion for the stage show aired at the 2003 World Parks Summit attended by President Thabo Mbheki and former President Nelson Mandela.

Focusing on advanced hand and feet techniques and preparing students for practical exams up to degree level, Georg operates a busy private teaching facility with many of his students playing with top South African artists and bands. He is also an active clinician performing throughout the country.

In August 2009 Georg became the first person in the world to sit the new Rockschool (Trinity Music College London) Licentiate exam in Music Performance (drums) - LRSL (Perf) and pass with Distinction. In September 2009 he became the first drummer in South Africa to undertake a six date drum clinic tour. The OUTREACH clinic tour was sponsored by SABIAN and Mapex and took in smaller centers around South Africa.

2010 finds Georg forming his new band Stratovor. He has written all the material for the debut album which will be engineered by award winning engineer Peter Pearlson (Toto, The Hothouse Flowers, U2). The genre leans toward Prog Rock but with many other influences thrown into the mix including African, Jazz and classical.

Georg Voros