The team over at our sister-show, The UK Drum Show, has announced that New York native Greyson Nekrutman has been added to the list of performers joining the main-stage line-up at The UK Drum Show 2023 at The ACC Liverpool on Saturday 30 September & Sunday 1 October.
As one of the most explosive young players in the drumming world, Greyson has gained a legion of fans since bursting onto the international music scene just a few short years ago.
While in middle school in Long Island, and despite an extremely isolated youth (3 years of hospital stays as a result of health struggles), Greyson practiced on hospital bedrails, mastering one rudiment after another with help from his teacher as well as watching global-level professional drummers on TV and the internet.
In high school, his drumming caught national attention when he was named as one of the “Top-Performing High School Jazz Musicians” in the country, and selected as the drummer for the 2019 All-National Honors Jazz Ensemble. But that’s not what launched Greyson into the global spotlight: with over 250,000 Instagram followers, his ‘singlehanded rejuvenation’ of the Big Band/Swing drumming of the Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman era, launched him into his very own international spotlight. His highly energetic, note-for-note / side-by-side video transcriptions of iconic drummers such as Buddy Rich, Philly Jo Jones, Louis Bellson (and many others) is filling a musical gap that was largely vacant for decades, picking up millions of viewers along the way.
Grayson recently wrapped up an album with Alice In Chains vocalist William Duvall “11.12.21 Live-In-Studio Nashville” Which is slated to release on June 10th 2022. The effort captures an explosive power trio performance recorded live direct-to-disc at the famed Welcome To 1979 Studio in Nashville on November 12, 2021. No “fixing” or remixing took place after the fact whatsoever. It’s as supercharged, raw, and exciting as it gets. Nekrutman has also performed or recorded with Bakithi Kumalo, Darren Criss, Drumeo, Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals and has been featured in articles by Rolling Stone Magazine, Rhythm Magazine, Rhythm and Drum Magazine (Japan), and Sweetwater Music.
Greyson Nekrutman will be appearing on the main stage on Sunday 1 October 2023 at 14.15 in association with Meinl Cymbals. Tickets for the show are on-sale now from: www.theukdrumshow.com