Formerly from South Africa, Georg Voros is currently based in the North East of England. He is a respected drummer, teacher and drum clinician. He is also a mentor and author with his books widely read around the world by musicians and also non-musicians.
With a wealth of international experience he has worked with signed bands achieving chart success, toured and recorded with notable artists, and performed at drum events with drummers such as Jojo Mayer, Dom Famularo, Marco Minnemann, Vusi Khumalo (Paul Simon) and Barry van Zyl (Johnny Clegg). He established ‘Georg Voros School of Drumming’ in 2004 which is regarded as one of the premier drum teaching facilities in South Africa.
Georg began turning heads with his unique brand of drumming in the early 80’s when he became a founder member of cult South African band ‘eVoid’. This was Georg’s first experience in constructing his own original drum parts and proved to be a highly inspirational period. In 2007 Georg was invited to record the eVoid album “Graffiti Lounge’ in London.
The years following the early eVoid experience were interestingly varied and after working with award winning South African solo artist Neill Solomon, Georg departed for the UK. The move was fruitful in him being presented with a ‘Best Group’ award while with The Stu Page Band, playing on Black Star Liner’s album ‘Bengali Bantam Youth Experience’ nominated for a Mercury Music Prize ‘Best Album’ Award and working with Nashville country artist and Grammy nominee Gail Davies. In this time Georg also worked with many musicians and producers with associations to artists such as: Tom Jones, Vanessa Mae, Level 42, Evelyn Glennie, Tom Robinson, Osibisa, Go West, Albert Lee and Duran Duran… amongst others.
In 1995 Georg released his first book ‘Rhythm of the Head’. Endorsed by drummers such as Carl Palmer, Bill Bruford, Steve White, Gary Husband and Virgil Donati this inspirational work has positively affected many drummers around the world. The book has found a new audience when it was recently updated with new content and the Foreword contributed by Global Drumming Ambassador Dom Famularo. Georg is once again motivating musicians drummers and non musicians with his latest book ‘Creating… Performance Excellence’.
Georg returned to South Africa in 2003 to reveal an entrepreneurial spirit. Aside from live performances and various recording sessions, he and his wife Lynne founded South Africa’s first magazine for drummers – drums&percussionSA. They also co-founded South Africa’s first major drumming event The Johannesburg Drumfest. Georg was also the first drummer in South Africa to undertake a double drum clinic tour with Dom Famularo. Additionally, Georg has been the first drummer in the country to undertake a seven date drum clinic tour. Another major clincher for Georg was when he became the first international Mapex drums endorser in Africa.
In 2010 Georg was approached by top Californian based sound engineer Rob Gainey to contribute toward his book ‘Rockin Your Stage Sound‘. Georg contributed Pro Tips and a specially composed Foreword. The book features great info supplied by artists, producers and engineers who have worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Frank Zappa, Asia, Great White, etc.
Georg is currently highly involved in education via his in-demand drum school and also teaching all the drum students at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School. he holds two Licentiates, one in Music Performance and the other in Music Teaching both gained with Distinction.
Georg’s positive message in his books has proved to be an inspiration to many around the world and has naturally led to him to be regarded as a mentor to those he has come into contact with. As a result and after four years of planning , he launched Positive Life Performance in early 2015. This an extension of his vast teaching and training experience and focuses on all aspects of performance not just related to musicians, but for people from all walks of life in whatever career path.
The solo artist and producer
In 2014 Georg became a solo artist and also fulfil the role of producer in releasing his debut album Bach to Me. As a life-long fan of Progressive Rock, Georg’s debut album features reworks of some of the celebrated classical master J.S. Bach’s greatest music, including an original composition in collaboration with keyboard wizard Duncan Mackay.
Georg’s renowned drumming skills are a feature on Bach to Me, with the addition of some very special guest musicians with associations to artists such as It Bites, Kate Bush, Camel, Solstice, Dave Matthews and Alan Parsons.