About

Ross Farley is a drummer and educator based in Ipswich, where he teaches 1-to-1 drum lessons and runs Kick! Music Schools.

Ross studied Popular Music Performance at Drumtech in London and Music Education at ATM in Norwich. He has played concerts and festivals throughout the UK, Europe & the USA. Including playing the internationally renowned SXSW music festival in Texas on two occasions. As well as supporting well-known acts including Florence & The Machine, The Hoosiers, Neon Trees, The Futureheads and Dirty Pretty Things. He was also a member of the first fully amplified band to play a gig in the Houses Of Parliament.

Ross has writing and performing credits on two internationally released albums, and has had music played on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. He's co-written music used in campaigns by brands including Karen Millen, Investec Bank and River Island.

In 2014 Ross co-founded Kick! Music Schools, using his experiences to help educate and inspire the next generation of musicians.

Ross is one of Suffolk's top drum tutors and has a reputation for high-quality tuition and mentorship. He teaches 1-to-1 drum lessons at South Street Studios, Suffolk New College and Colchester High School.


Music

All the music below features yours truly on drums. On some of the tracks I also sing backing vocals and play piano, synths and electronic drums.

The Death By Lasers tracks were recorded and mixed by George Perks at Punch Studios and mastered by Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin at Metropolis in 2015.

Most of the Angry Vs The Bear tracks were co-produced & mixed by Simon Gogerly (U2, Gwen Stefani, Paloma Faith) between 2008-2013. I've included a few unreleased tracks and demos, some of which were recorded by Simon and others by the band in our rehearsal room. On it's release in 2010 'Show Emotion' was picked by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens as his Record Of The Week. Angry Vs The Bear's music is available on Spotify, Apple Music and most other streaming sites.