Harry Younger

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I would de­scribe my drum­ming style as…

“I’ve been told it’s ‘ap­pro­pri­ately loud for the sit­u­a­tion’. Oh, and ‘Harry, you’ve got a bloody strong right foot!’”

I use…

“DW Con­cept Maple (22x18, 14x5.5, 8x7, 10x8, 14x12, 16x14), Yamaha Maple Cus­tom Ab­so­lute (20x16, 10x7, 12x8, 14x12), Meinl Byzance series, a Sabian AAX and HHX, and a Roland SPD-SX with KT-10 Kick Trig­ger.”

The se­cret of play­ing drums well is…

“Do your home­work! Know what genre you’re play­ing and who you’re play­ing it to. A jazz bar gig may not ap­pre­ci­ate a 24" kick with the heav­i­est cym­bals you can find – un­less they want that, which is why do­ing home­work is im­por­tant.”

My first drum set was…

“A white Hohner kit that I had on hire, be­fore buy­ing a Pearl Ex­port kit for £100.”

Bon­ham is a given, but my favourite drum­mers ever are…

“My go-to will al­ways be Ray Luzier. His flu­id­ity around the kit and his cre­ativ­ity will al­ways in­spire me to get be­hind the kit.”

Self-taught or lessons?

“I’ve had pri­vate lessons with a few dif­fer­ent teach­ers to learn as much asI can through the years. But since day one I’ve been with the in­cred­i­ble Russ Tar­ley in Portsmouth. He’s brought me to where I am to­day and will con­tinue to push and mo­ti­vate me.”

The best drum­ming ad­vice I’ve ever been given is…

“One of my clos­est friends, Thomas Shrimp­ton, told me to al­ways ‘say yes and work it out later’. It’s got­ten me many gigs so far, and I’ve been pushed to ex­ceed my lim­its be­cause of it.”

What I’m up to right now is…

“Be­ing a dep meansI’m all over the shop, but my cur­rent goal is to get into the­atre. I dep for guys like Toby Drum­mond and Lee Mor­ris who are West End play­ers, but I’d love to have my own chair in the­atre.”

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