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Don Powell of Slade

by Paul Cashmere on June 1, 2021

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Legendary Slade drummer Don Powell and his friend of decades, co-legend Bev Bevan of Electric Light Orchestra and The Move have made a few phone calls and gather a few friends for an all-star drumming circle version of the Sandy Nelson classic Let There Be Drums.

Craig Fenney of the Slade II line-up brought the idea to Don and the project was created to aid musicians out of work because of the pandemic.

The record features:

The Don Powell Band
Don Powell: Drums
Craig Fenney: Bass
Bob Wilson: Guitar
Jon Briscoe: Guitar
Curly Davies: Tambourine
with special guest
Jon Bates: Piano

Guest Drummers
Brian Bennett: The Shadows
Bev Bevan: Quill, ex Move, ex ELO, ex Black Sabbath
Andy Edwards: Robert Plant, IQ, Frost,
Rob Brian: Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Siouxsie Sioux
Jamie Little: Jason Donovan, Beverley Knight, Steve Vai
Karl Brazil: Robbie Williams, James Blunt
Tom Meadows: Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud,
Jamie Morrison: The Stereophonics
Craig Bacon: Gloria Gaynor, Nimmo Brothers
Mick Barker: Mickey Barker; Second Vision, Magnum, Bernie Marsden and KoM
Derrick McKenzie: Jamiroquai
Matt Cowley: Emily Capell, Bernie Marsden
Lee Agnew: Nazareth
Craig Blundell: Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett
’Sticky’ Wicket: Chris Barber, Jools Holland
Richard Rayner: Multiple award winning percussion and drum performer
Rebekah Rayner: Session drummer
Toby Wilson: Session drummer
Mark DeCloedt: EMF

Don Powell talks Let There Be Drums, Slade and a whole lotta other things with Noise11’s Paul Cashmere.

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