Nick talks to Sheffield Beatles Project drummer, Dominic Ridler, about the second track on the album, ‘Something’. They listen to some fascinating rehearsal audio from when the Beatles were workshopping the song (complete with dubious lyrics and arguments); discuss whether or not Ringo was, in fact, the best drummer in the Beatles; who ACTUALLY wrote their drum parts; find out which famous crooner considered ’Something’ Lennon and McCartney’s best love song; and wonder if James Brown had even heard the song before recording a cover of it.
Dom is a freelance drummer and percussionist, playing in professional musical theatre in and around South Yorkshire. He leads the jazz quartet Jazz Manifesto and performs in various function bands. Alongside his role at Sheffield Beatles Project, Dom has also played with Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Renegade Brass Band, and appeared with Jarvis Cocker, Leslie Garrett, Tony Christie. You can find out more at http://www.dominicridler.com
Nick is a freelance composer and producer working out of his studio in Brixton, London. Find out more about his endeavors over at http://www.nicholasalexander.org, and check out his brand new solo material, Minimal Animal, over at https://soundcloud.com/minimal_animal
Tickets for our show at the o2 Academy in Sheffield on December 14th, 2019 can be purchased at https://www.gigantic.com/the-sheffield-beatles-project-tickets/o2-academy-sheffield/2019-12-14-19-00
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