Over the past decade Pat Garvey has become one of the UK's most prominent player/educators. He has written over 300 articles for various drum magazines, including iDrum Magazine and the iconic Rhythm Magazine, he’s Head of Drums at BIMM, gives talks and demonstrations internationally, is a published author and runs a successful private teaching practice based in Brighton UK, which see’s students from all over the world coming to study with him, some of whom have gone on to play with some of the most recognisable artists in the world with a great many more working successfully in the creative industries worldwide.
Over the past 27 years as a sideman he’s performed internationally and worked with artists as diverse as Tim Booth (James), David Cross (King Crimson), Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), prog overlords Lonely Robot, Fischer Z, David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), The Prototypes and Keepers Brew amongst numerous others, and his drums can be heard all over TV & radio the year round.
As an artist his first album ‘Lawless’ was released in 2010 to critical acclaim, and was later turned into a drumless play-along book, first published in 2015. His 2nd album ‘The Trans-Rhythmic Highway’ is due for release in late 2022/early 2023 and runs a remote drum recording service from his studio in Brighton on the South Coast.