DAVE WECKL & GREGG POTTER TO PERFORM AT BUDDY RICH 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT
08-03-2012One of legendary drummer Buddy Richâ€™s last requests of his daughter, Cathy, was to keep his band working, his music alive, and to do something for young people. No easy task, but eventually the idea of a yearly memorial concert seemed like the best way to do it. Cathy Rich produced the first Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in 1988 at Carnegie Hall in New York and thus began the story of these incredible events.
Now itâ€™s Londonâ€™s turnâ€¦ Taking place on the exact date of the 25th anniversary of Buddyâ€™s passing â€“ 2 April 1987 â€“ at the world-famous London Palladium, the show will feature members of the US-based Buddy Rich Big Band reinforced by prominent session musicians from the UK, many of whom performed with Buddy during his career. Fronted by some of the biggest names on the international drum scene (including Dave Weckl and Gregg Potter), the show will be co-hosted by Buddyâ€™s daughter, Cathy Rich, who will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to three rock legends, and John Thomson of The Fast Show and Cold Feet fame. Special guests, including singing supremo Tony Christie, will also be appearing.
This is one show not to be missed â€“ the worldâ€™s greatest musicians in the worldâ€™s greatest theatre paying tribute to â€œthe worldâ€™s greatest drummerâ€.
April 2, 2012 at 7.30pm
A Really Useful Group Theatre
Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Tickets from Â£25 to Â£60
Box Office: 0844 412 4657 or book online at www.seetickets.com
Limited number of VIP tickets available to include meet-and-greet with headline artists, admission to after-show party and signed merchandise. Please contact [email protected] for further information.