Ray Weston - Drums

Member from April 1991 to February 1994.
Also some gigs in early 1998 (when Mike Sturgis was busy teaching).
Back in the drummers seat between October 1998 and February 2007.
Decided to concentrate on teaching and stay in sunny Laguna Beach. :´(

Year Sidelines
1976 Member of "Contraband", signed to Transatlantic Records.
1985 Played drums on Jimmy Martin's album "You Get What You Play For" (Martin Turner was the producer).
  Before joining Wishbone Ash played with:
Ultravox, Frank Cope, Big Audio Dynamite and Bill Wyman.
  Recorded with Ultravox, but none of the songs were released.
  After the first period in Wisbone Ash in a "house band" for the show "Viva Cabaret" backing artists like "Jools" and "Tom Jones".
  Later on played in several "house bands" (Jack Dee Show, Paul Merton Show, etc.).
1994? Sessions and playing with a band called "World of Leather". Recorded an album called "St. Marks Place". Released on Cake Records 1994? (distributed by Sony).
1995 Planning to record a Christmas album with the cast of Coronation Street. Recording with his girlfriend Carol Deckar (ex T'Pau).
Played drums on World of Leather's album Jesus Christ Superstore.
199? Worked with Peter Green, "Tony Ferrino" and Björk.
1998 Involved with "Pippi and the Butcherbirds" a band with two Swedish girls.
1998 Some gigs with Wishbone Ash during spring 1998.
  Became the permanent Wishbone Ash drummer again in October 1998 when Mike Sturgis stepped aside because of his teaching duties.
2007 Stepped off the Wishbone Ash drumstool and concentrated on teaching.
2010 Produced and played on a CD for new pop artist Chris Amodeo.
Deputized for Iron Butterfly's regular drummer Ron Bushy during a Mainland Europe tour.
Still working as a drum school teacher.
   

 


Written by: Rainer Frilund - Last update: Jan, 2011