Emmy Award-winning drummer Gregg Potter is the drummer with The Buddy Rich Band. He fronted the BR Band throughout the Buddy Rich Centennial Celebration year 2017- 2018 World Tour. Greggs inaugural show was at the 25th Anniversary Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in England at the London Palladium in April of 2012. He also led the band through sold out U.S. Summer Tours and a 2013 SRO Japan concert series. He was featured in the December 2012 special commemorative Buddy Rich issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, DRUMHEAD Magazine 2017 Legends issue, followed by a feature in 2018. In 2016, Hal Leonard Publishing released the Buddy Rich œPlay Along CD/ Book package featuring Gregg's drumming.
The Buddy Rich Band
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceThe Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert, London Palladium, the same stage Buddy played the “Command Performance” for the Queen, my first show with the band…sound check…I see Dave Weckl and Gavin Harrison side stage left, whispering to each other…..Ian Paice and John Blackwell on stage right….Ginger Baker sulking backstage….no pressure!!!
What Drives Your Creativity?Listening to other musicians, especially drummers, seeing them play, spurs creativity in my playing. Of course, playing with other musicians and listening to other’s create also gets the ideas flowing. A positive nod from a fellow band mate can also trigger ideas!
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Simply the best drumstick made. Nature may make the wood, but VF makes the stick! Perfection in motion. When playing the drums, the drumstick is your tool to create the art on your kit. The painter has a brush, a surgeon a scalpel, a drummer has Vic Firth!