Dave Smyth is an improvising drummer based in London. He has performed extensively throughout the UK as a member of various bands across a wide range of genres, ranging from jazz quartets to the promotion of charting pop/rock singles. He runs his own quartet as well as leading and writing for the Timecraft Octet. Dave Smyth is an improvising drummer and composer currently studying for his MA Jazz Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music. Hailing from the Midlands, Dave cut his teeth touring the UK with a successful local rock band before relocating to study music at the University of York. Whilst completing this degree Dave discovered jazz and quickly became vastly interested in contemporary British jazz. He was fortunate enough to be tutored by both John Taylor and Julian Argüelles at the University as well as studying with Martin France, all of whom subsequently became key influences.
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