Alun Harris (Drums)


“I am a musician/teacher of the highest calibre and pride myself on producing contemporary work. I have a proven track record across numerous genres of the music business. I have worked with leading artists; recording, touring, TV and radio. I have a renowned reputation for creativity, reliability and attention to detail. I am keen to continue to develop my musician/teaching skills and further involve myself with world-class artists.”

Specialties: A Musician and Drum Teacher of all genres. My skills include, Jazz, Rock, D&B, Latin, Sight Reading, Personal Tutoring and Mentoring Bands. I am also a Musical Director/Songwriter/Producer.


PGCE IOE – London 2006-2008

BA Hons Contemporary Music 2006-2008 ACM

Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA 1985-1986

Llanelli Boys Grammar School – 1971-1977


The Bee Gees/Tori Amos/Shelby Lynne/Jhelisa/Odyssey/Angie Brown/Leo Sayer/Foundations/Drifters/David Soul/Manuka/Bjorn Again/Big Breakfast House Band/Songwriters House Band/Stringfellows House Band/

Brit Pops Orchestra/Gwen Dickie/Limahl/Thomas Grey Band/Rod Argent/BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra/Mick Taylor/Randy Bachman/Lisa Kwei/John Owen Jones (West End/Broadway)Beau Dermott

[Britains Got Talent] Jhelisa [Shamen], David Soul, Manuka, Bjorn Again, Big Breakfast House Band, Songwriters Houseband, Stringfellows Houseband, Mick Taylor Lisa Kwei Lucy Jones Steve Balsamo Andy Collins Ed Bentley


Anita Carmichael Band/Bertice Reading/Bheki Msakelu/Brian Dee/Dave Cliff/Elaine Delmar/Hilary Cameron/Imelda Staunton/Jannette Mason/Lia De Laria/John Etheridge/Kintone/The London Jazz Orchestra/Naomi Ayers/NYJO/Sax Appeal/System X/Tina May/West End Big Band/Jacqui Hicks/Melinda Lightfoot/Jim Mullen/Symphonic Brass of London Big Band Capital city Jazz orchestra [Cardiff] Tommy Harries/Dick Hamer Quintet, Guy Shotton, Sarah Meek, Ashley John Long


Many tours of the UK for various artistes.  Played extensively overseas, USA, Europe, Monaco, Dubai, Norway.                                                                                                                              


Guys and Dolls@National Theatre/Fame@Cambridge Theatre/Imelda Staunton Albert Hall, Imelda Staunton Donmar Warehouse/Little Shop of Horrors/Oh what a feeling@Norwich Theatre/Prisoner Cellblock H/Lily Savage@The Grand Theatre, Swansea/Rocky Horror Show/MD@The Talk of London/Jailhouse Rock John Owen Jones,John Quirk


Montreux, Seville, Barcelona, Minden, Ealing, Guilfest 2012, Weyfest, Volksworld, Swansea jazz festival 2018 


Extensive throughout the UK/ Europe & US/ Albums/ Jingles/ Live Radio/ TV/ & Orchestra.


Sara Jory, Kiss My Innocence – (Dave McKay) @Toftrees Studios

Ben Christopher’s/Demon/ (D Koston &K Bailey) @Red Guitar Studios

Brit Pops Orchestra/It must be/ (Peter Fribbins) @CTS Wembley Studios

Bliss, Edinburgh Festival/ (Andy Deurden)@West 3 Studios

Anita Carmichael, Live Barcelona/

Dame Edna, Colour Me/(Dave McKay) @Toftrees Studios

BBC WSO, Symphony Ser/(Rhisiart Arwell) @BBC Cardiff 

Jingle VFI Direct/@Space Studios

Jhelisa/(Andy Whitmore) @Greystoke Studios

Melinda Lightfoot @ Buckingham Studios

Lauren Field, Modern Woman/(Charles Foskett) @Musicshmusic

Alun Harries, Back to Front/(Alun Harries/Andy Coughlan) @ Bridge Row Studios

W E Big Band/Nick Lloyd @Zero 1Studios 

Mill Hill, U Wanna Be/(Karl Wallinger/Richard Alleyne) @Sea view/John Henrys

Manuka/(Aaron Friedman) @Taylor’s Yard Studios

Fast Show DVD/(Phil Pope/Damien Korner) @Mark Angelo Studios

My Hero BBC TV/(Phil Pope) @Round house/ The Townhouse/FTI Studios

Magic Carpet, Magic Carpet/ (Elliot Davis) @Core Studios, Glasgow

Pete Roth, Meridian 2010.

Shotgun House, Shotgun House 2011

Lisa Kwei, The Girl You Left Behind/2012/(Alun Harries/Lisa Kwei) @Treetops, Capel

Lisa Kwei Leave Only Footprints 2018@Bridgerow Studios and Metropolis Studios, London


Smokehouse/Jacobs Studios/ Ladbroke Grove Studios/Crocodile Studios/Nomis/MasterRock/Kilburn Metropolis/The Premises/Fleetwood Mobile/Simon Skinner/Grovesnor Productions/Stronza Rd Studios.


Sony Handicam

Bold Washing Powder

Fast Show Live Farewell TourBBC1/BBC3 4.5.03       Jazz FM

Noels House Party BBC White City, GLR, local UK radio

Des O’Conner Tonight, ITV Teddington                                 


2013 – Lisa Kwei BBC Radio London Simon Lederman Show

2013 Liberty Radio/SKY TV – Lisa Kwei Live

2015 – Brooklands Radio

2014 – The Wave, Swansea

TV SHOWS:                                                           

TOTP the Bee Gees/BBC Wales/ CYMRU/BBC WSO St David’s Hall/Cardiff Cyngerdd Cariad BBC Radio Wales/Radio Active/BBC Radio4/AngusDeaton/Phil Pope/BBC Series behind the Lines R2/World Music Awards Monte Carlo/The Big BreakfastXmas 2001/Planet 24/The Big Breakfast, Final Show/S4C Coed ir To, Cardiff/MTV/VH1/Carlton TV Film, Margery & Gladys, Phil Pope/My Hero [Ardal O’Hanlon] BBC1,Series 4/Cyngerdd Cariad BBC Radio Cymru, St David’s Hall, Cardiff.Live TV and

Radio Broadcast, from St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Conductor, John Quirk and BBC Wales Symphony Orchestra/The Fimbles/Roly Moe TV Theme tune/My Hero series 5 BBC


The Garden [Roz Colls]

Thomas Grey Band   “Overkill”

DVD BBC the Fast Show Farewell Concert 2002, BBC DVD 1305


Endorser of Pearl Drums/Zildjian Cymbals/Regal Tip Sticks/Remo Heads,

Protection Racket Cases/ Latin Percussion/Roland Electronics


Jazz Wise Magazine/Hello Magazine/Blues Matters/Rhythm Magazine/

Gear Magazine/Berklee Today/Drums ON the Web/Mike Time Magazine/Pearl Drums Catalogue


1988 – 2021 – Private teaching practise – Twickenham

2001 – 2011 – Academy of Contemporary Music – Guildford

2012 – 2017 – Visiting Lecturer at BIMM Brighton

2001 – 2017 – Consultant Lecturer – Rock and Pop (Royal Military School of Music Kneller Hall, Twickenham)


Dylan Bell – Years and Years 2017

Alex Torssen –  Rumer/James Morrison 2017

Alessio Barrelli – Tony Momrelle 2017

Jim Reed – Brit School, Apricot Princess 2017

Ben Kennedy – Foxes 2017

Henrick Fossum – Steinroys 2017

Lee Aron – James Bond Band 2017

Oli Wiseman – Anne Marie 2017

Holly Madge-Hans Zimmer

I have taught over 10,000 students in various classes and workshops including the  ACM 10 years,BIMM Brighton and the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall in Twickenham as per above I have also run my own teaching practise in London for 31 years and will be continuing private tuition in South Wales from end of September 2017 onwards. 


  1. Benjamin Pope – Conductor, Composer, Arranger, Music Consultant, Hong Kong Ballet (
  2. Nick Rowley – Director at 
  3. Nick Cohen – Bassist/Musician (

All of the above references and more can be found on my linked in page as per above.