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John Thomson joins Absolute Radio for a series of festive specials

Actor, comedian and drummer John Thomson is joining Absolute Radio for a series of festive specials: 12 Drummers Drumming.

Starting Boxing Day, the Cold Feet actor, who is an accomplished drummer of 40 years, will be celebrating different types of drummers over four themed episodes.

He begins with a look at The Rock Drummer, before moving on to Pop, Jazz and RnB. He’ll delve into the stories of drumming greats, including Ginger Baker, Sheila E, Phil Collins, Buddy Rich and Stewart Copeland, and telling us all why the drummer is the unsung hero of every band.

John says: “People know me as an actor but what they may not know is that I love drumming and drummers – that’s why I wanted to make this series about the most important member of any band.

“Basically, I’ve got to talk about drummers and drumming for hours and call it work! What a brilliant Christmas present.”

12 Drummers Drumming is on Absolute Radio at 9pm from Tuesday 26 until 29 December.

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