How do you describe Seven Against Thebes drummer Bruce Burgess? Extremely versatile, highly experienced, and cultural diverse. Not only is Bruce is a top notch conventional drummer, he has also spent numerous years studying all the different aspects of multi-cultural drumming. An accomplished musician, and teacher


Bruce has studied under several musical legends over his extensive musical career. Such legends include Nigerian drum master Babatunde Olatunji, Big Band legend Louie Bellson, Mark Rozier (The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), Bob McKey (The Tonight Show Band), and Jim Payne, just to name a few.

His primary drum influences include; Neil Peart (RUSH), Tony Williams, Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information), Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland (Police, Oysterhead), Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson), Jeff Pocarro (TOTO), Danny Carey (TOOL), Carter Beauford (Dave Mathews Band), Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio (Missing Persons), and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning), just to name a few.






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