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Aaron Spears


Aaron will perform on the Main Stage on Sunday 12th November at 3pm - buy a ticket to guarantee entry for just £5 (valid with a show admission ticket).

He will also hold a Q&A on the Masterclass Stage on Saturday 11th November.

He will perform in association with Zildjian, DW and Remo.

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Considered by many to be one of the most passionate yet humble musicians of today, Aaron Spears is now the subject of major attention on the world music circuit. His style comes from drummers who have inspired him; the likes of Travis Barker, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers, Papa Jo Jones, and Stewart Copeland among others. Aaron is the quintessential R&B drummer, and his “in the pocket” style of playing and authentic delivery is unparalleled in the world of drummers today.

Aaron was born into a musical family in 1976, with his interest in drums first developing through involvement with the Church. At 23 years of age, Aaron joined a local band in DC called Gideon Band, which saw him gain the attention of Usher's MD Valdez Brantley. Shortly after meeting Brantley, Aaron joined Usher’s backing band, The Funk Rock Orchestra, whom he has played for ever since.

Joining Usher's camp not only awarded Aaron the opportunity to play with some of the greatest musicians on the planet, but gave him the opportunity to tour the world over, also appearing on a special performance with Usher and James Brown during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards. At this stage in his career Aaron began to gain some major attention and found his name being mentioned in the same conversation as some of his heroes and greatest influences. This was also the period in which Aaron's musicality took off to incredible heights.

If all that is not enough, Aaron is also a GRAMMY nominated Music Producer, being nominated in 2004 for his work on the USHER album “Confessions”. Aaron’s long list of touring and recording credits include: Gideon Band, Chrisette Michelle, Chamilionaire, David Cook, Joanne Rosario, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Jordin Sparks, Chaka Khan, Adam Lambert, Israel Houghton, Mary Mary, The Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and most recently Ariana Grande.

Opening Times

Saturday 11 Nov, 2017
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 12 Nov, 2017
10:00 - 18:00
Level 2 closes at 17:00 on Sunday 


Show Info

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