Jazz | Funk | Soul | Real Good Music

Live Music for any Event

A truly authentic Hammond jazz organist and keyboard player who demonstrates and writes software for Yamaha TRX Keyboard Systems.
A bass player with vast performing experience who is equally
skilled on guitar too.
A guitar player that has appeared on hundreds of albums.
A world class 21 year old drummer that covers all genres.

The Drawtones regularly appear with special guests from the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra such as Derek Nash, Jon Scott and Phil Veacock. They have a 3 date.tour with superb swing vocalist Shane Hampsheir at Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in April 2018. See News for full details.

Listen to 8 Counts for Rita (live from the Bellevue EP)

The Drawtones have worked with Curtis Stigers, Derek Nash (Jools Holland Band) and have toured around the world.

Make any event classy with The Drawtones.

Listen to THE DRAWTONES play Jimmy Smith classics

8 Counts for Rita

Rod Pooley | Phil Capone | Jessica Dann

The Sermon

Rod Pooley | Phil Capone | Jessica Dann

Book the band for your event

Want The Drawtones to add energy and a touch of class to your event? Have your evening filled with Jazz, funk and soul to create a wonderful vibe for your guests.

To contact or book The Drawtones fill out our online form and our management team will get back to you.

BELLEVUE EP

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7″ Vinyl

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BELLEVUE EP

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THE SERMON | 7″ SINGLE

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ROD POOLEY

With over 4 decades of professional performing experience and has become one of the UK’s top organists.He has been a demonstrator for many leading keyboard manufacturers including Hammond, Roland, Korg and currently demonstrates and writes software for  Yamaha. The Drawtones is one of his most satisfying projects to date. We can’t wait to let you delightful people hear some really good music…

JESSICA DANN

Jessica’s success in drumming began with her local music service which led to her role as percussionist and timpanist for ‘East Sussex Youth Orchestra’. 

She is experienced across many genres, but is best known for her Jazz and big band drumming and has enjoyed playing regularly for Big Bands across the South of England.Primarily, she is the drummer for the Platinum Award winning Orbi Playa Big Band. 

 

ANDY WILLIAMS

Andy has worked with many of Britain’s finest jazz musicians
including Martin Taylor, Lianne Carroll and Alan Barnes. He has
performed alongside American artists such as Tal Farlow,Barney Kessel
and bamboo flautist Deepak Ram.
Andy was also a member of the acclaimed
prog rock group Three Friends and more recently has opened shows for
guitar giants Allan Holdsworth and John Jorgenson.
Andy’s main influence over the years has been the guitarist/composer
Pat Metheny.

SIMON BREWIN

Simon was born into a musical family and has played instruments since before he could walk. He took up guitar at 16 and studied at Berklee College of Music at 22. He now does session work, composes and performs regularly in a variety of styles and runs a regular jam night in Brighton.

The Musicial Influences

Watch the masters play that have directly influenced the band

Jimmy Smith

Was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard.

George Benson

A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing.

Buddy Rich

Known for his virtuoso technique, power and speed, Rich was billed as “the world’s greatest drummer” during his career.