Spencers Solo show

On June 30th Spencer performed his 2nd solo show in Aylesbury, hosted at Pulse 51 by Samsway (Sam & Scott Ottaway)

The night was a roaring success, with Spencer playing for over 2hrs and he didn't seem to want…

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The Searchers on holiday

The band started its 6 week holiday (unheard off in Searchers history) after their Exmouth show on 17th June and are off until Bridlington on July 29th.

Some members have gone away, Phil has gone to Germany for 4…

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Drummer for sale

The Searchers will be on their annual holiday from June 18th till July 28th.

During this period, I am available for any drumming dep jobs (shows, theatres, tribute acts, tours)

you can contact me through this site or…

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First video from my new studio

I have finally got round to recording and editing my first video from my new studio.

It was a test run to see how it sounded using just 4 mics and I was very impressed with the sound

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Spencer James first solo show of 2018

Tickets are still available for Spencer James first solo show for 2018, on Saturday June 30th at Pulse 51, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.  
A very intimate venue with large dance floor, seating areas and bars, that are open all through the show…

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New Bass Drum Skin

For the last 12 months of Searchers touring, I decided to get a brand new bass drum head.

The previous one was white, with The Searchers logo and Liberty drums in black.

For the last 12 months, I…

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Sadly its true!

The Searchers will be retiring on March 31st 2019.

The announcement was made on our website in mid March, after a few fans had noticed theatres advertising shows early 2019 as our retirement tour.

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Three Amigos Drum Seminar

On Sunday, April 1st 2018, I travelled to Brighton to watch 3 talented drummers perform and raise money for Marie Curie.

Performing were, Howard Farren-Bradley (Organiser), Siemy Di (Friend & fellow Liberty drums endorser) & Gabor Dornyei.


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Available for dep gigs

The Searchers have decided to scale back on our touring schedule, therefore, I am available most months for dep work.

If you or a band you know, needs a drummer, if you are an agent/booker then please get in…

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Scott Ottaway Drum School is open!

On Thursday 22nd February 2018, I opened my new drumming school.


I will be teaching from my custom built studio in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and teaching through the Gigajam network.


With over 25 years of experience playing…

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