Our drummer, Dek Robinson, has reluctantly decided to leave Da Management. He's done a great job for us, and his departure is entirely amicable. However, he lives in Suffolk, and driving up and down the A12 for DM gigs in South East Essex isn't much fun, particularly during the winter. We are sure he will join another band soon based nearer to his home.
We have been lucky enough to recruit a new drummer quickly. (He is a very well known musician and an old friend.) You may have seen him depping with us sometimes. Yes, it's our pal, Alan Clarke, who is an excellent drummer. He is pictured above. Al has a terrific C.V. He has been a professional musician and drum teacher for many years.
The artists he has worked and recorded with include Nik Kershaw, Jools Holland, Robin Trower, Roy Castle, The Drifters, The Platters & Brian Conley. He has also played with American artists such as Glen Cambell, Kenny Rogers, Diane Solomon and the late, great Bob Hope.
He has been featured in these West End shows: Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat, Boy Band, Jolson the Musical & Cliff the Musical.
Welcome aboard Alan!