Andy Dugmore is a British drummer best known for his work
with Birmingham based band Drag. He is also an instrument teacher and was musical director for Great Barr Musical Theatre Company where he had
an active role in producing shows such as Our House - the Madness Musical (2012), Footloose (2013), Eurobeat (2014), Bad Girls (2015) and finally Honk! (2016).
Andy had an interest in music from an early age but, after watching the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in April 1992, his passion for drumming really began. Known for his energetic playing style, Dugmore’s drum patterns evidence his wide musical taste and, as a multi-instrumentalist, he also plays guitar, bass, percussion and sings.
Playing in numerous of bands from the age 14, Dugmore went to study Popular Music at the University of Wolverhampton where, in 2004, he began teaching drums. In 2016, Dugmore teamed up with Pro Music Tuition to become a drum tutor as well as creating Andy Dugmore Drum Tuition based in his home studio.
In 2014 Dugmore teamed up with punk rockers Drag and finished off the recordings for the band’s debut album. After extensively touring ‘Neurotica’, in 2015 the band recorded a version of ‘Santa Baby’ for the Riot Grrrl Christmas compilation album. During 2016 the band wrote their second album, ‘Exquisite Corpse’, which saw release in September 2018 through their own label, Sleazy Punk Records. October 2019 sees the band release their first live album ‘Better Off Alone.’
In September 2019 it was announced that Dugmore had created his own record label ‘Dugmore Records’ which sees the label’s first single release (Autumn Terms – Out Of Time) in October 2019 with an album following in early 2020.