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Well hello my name is Richard Pite and I’m probably one of the oldest drummers taking part in this Lexus commercial.
I’m 54 years old and a professional drummer. I also play various other things, I play tuba and double bass,
but this is generally what I do. I play the drums.
and I’ve made something of a speciality of earlier drum styles. I specialize really in drumming styles.
from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s that’s where I feel most comfortable.
I run the music at a jazz club in central London called Boisdale, which is seven days a week.
We’re about to open a second club in the Docklands in Canary Wharf.
So from February next year I’ll be running two jazz clubs.
and trying to keep my hand in as a drummer as well.
It’s been an interesting experience making this commercial.
We shot it in two takes, my contribution, and there’s a wide variety of drumming styles involved in it.
It’s great to be chosen. It’s wonderful.