Ben Thompson: Two Door Cinema Club drummer to visit the Institute in London

Two Door Cinema Club drummer to visit the Institute

On Thursday 27th November, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance will welcome Ben Thompson – session musician and drummer for Two Door Cinema Club and Pheonix - to give a drum masterclass to Institute students.

Ben has toured the World as a professional session drummer for over 5 years. He has played at some of the worlds biggest and most iconic venues, and performed at major festivals worldwide including Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, V, T in the Park, Bestival, R1 Big Weekend, Coachella (USA), Summersonic (Japan) and many more. He has also played a number of the biggest TV and Radio Shows in the world including Jools Holland, Radio 1 Live Lounge, Jonathan Ross, The Late Late Show (Ireland), Letterman (USA), Jimmy Kimmel (USA), Jimmy Fallon (USA), Jay Leno (USA).

His masterclass will demonstrate the essential techniques and skills a session musician must have in the industry today. Having built up such extensive career at just 22, Ben is in a perfect position to talk to students preparing to enter the Music Industry as professional musicians.

About his visit, Ben commented: “I can't wait to visit The Institute for the first time! I’m really excited to give you all an insight into my career so far as well as perform for you all. It's going to be an evening full of grooves and tips on how to make it in the industry today.”