Georg Voros is based in England. 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).
Georg began turning heads with his unique brand of drumming in the early 80’s while living in South Africa when he became a founder member of cult 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. This fruitful move resulted in him being presented with a ‘Best Group’ award while with the then top British country act ‘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. Around 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.
Georg began his teaching career in the early 90’s when establishing a part-time teaching studio in Leeds. After moving to London in the mid 90’s he established a full-time drum school that led to him becoming an in-demand teacher. He repeated this success again in South Africa when establishing ‘Georg Voros School of Drumming’ in 2004 which became a leading institution for high quality drum instruction. Many of his students went onto find success in the professional performance sector and his music performance examination students establishing themselves as regular high achievers world-wide. These schools were the precursor to Georg becoming an international examiner for Rockschool, a prominent UK contemporary exam board and also taking on he role of syllabus consultant/adviser. Georg holds two Licentiates, one in Music Performance and the other in Music Teaching both gained with Distinction.
Georg Voros brings his vast experience into the specialist fields of coaching and consultation as a Peak Performance Expert. He uniquely operates from a fresh perspective when it comes to the often over complicated area of personal and group performance demands. Grounded in authenticity his approach begins from the standpoint of an accomplished drummer where often four limbs are co-ordinated as a cohesive unit to produce a synchronized result, which can also include an extra layer in bringing vocals into the balance. This is explored further within a multitude of situations that have included playing in bands with weak leadership and failed objectives, to professional units achieving chart status, to winning an industry award.
Within all these scenarios there are common factors present which at the fundamental level are no different for any individual or organisation’s needs, however big or small. It is merely how these assessments and strategies are applied to each unique situation.
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.
When Georg returned to South Africa in 2003 he revealed 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 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 to 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 a composer and released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Bach to Me’ in November 2014. The album features guest musicians with association to renowned acts such as Camel, Dave Matthews, Kate Bush, Solstice, Gandalf’s Fist and It Bites. In 2018 he collaborated with keyboard player Duncan Mackay on “The Bletchley Park Project”. The album secured a Japanese record deal.
Georg planned to release his second solo album in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this will now happen in 2021/22, with the intention of forming a live a band to take his solo material on the road to live audiences.