Ciara Lavers . com

[Kee-ra Lay-vers]

I started playing drums at the age of 16, quickly gravitating to players such as Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati and Buddy Rich.

With a love of odd time signatures and anything pushing polyrhythmic concepts I found myself studying at the ACM in Guildford. Here I was able to explore this side to my playing and expand upon many new areas. Graduating with a degree in Contemporary Music, where I was privileged enough to earn a 2 month intensive study in LA. One of the highlights of this trip was to study with teachers such as Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro.


Upon leaving the ACM I got my first job playing drums for the musical Blondel for Sir Tim Rice. Other musicals followed along with many new band experiences – from rock bands and record deals to playing for signed folk singer/songwriters. My career to date has definitely been varied – and I wouldn’t change a thing!

From working with Jose Gonzales at the itunes sessions in London, to supporting Razorlight in Glasgow. From playing in Paris with Robots in Disguise to Bush Hall with Stephanie Dosen.

Currently having just toured Europe with The 12 Tenors and 10 Sopranos I am playing in London with various bands and other UK artists.

Current bands:

Helen & the Sirens
Red Monster