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Drummond, Burleigh (25th September 1951-Present)

He is a drummer, keyboardist and singer-songwriter who moved all over the world with his family and he began to take an interest in percussion when they were stationed in Ankara, Turkey.

He first got involved with stage acting before becoming a founding member of the 5-time Grammy Award nominated band Ambrosia in 1971 and also co-wrote several of their songs.  He was with the band until they split in 1983 and then rejoined them when they reformed in 1989.

Still working with Ambrosia, he also became the drummer for the group Lost Dogs.  He performed on several of their albums before forming the production company and project/group called Tin Drum with his wife, the singer-songwriter Mary Harris, in 1994. They have since worked and released three albums with many other collaborating artists.

Throughout the course of his career he has worked with a myriad of acts and a few of these include Patti Austin, Hank Ballard, Jimmy Buffett, Stanley Clarke, Andrae Crouch, Bruce Hornsby, Pink Floyd, Player, Chris Rea, Trefethen and XTC.

The albums he has worked on in one way or another include Life Beyond L.A., One Eighty and Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled by Ambrosia, Little Red Riding Hood by Lost Dogs, Voice of Michael McDonald by Michael McDonald, Anywhere You Go by David Pack, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by The Alan Parsons Project, Real World and Small Parade with Tin Drum and the soundtrack of Coast to Coast and Moondance Alexander to name just a few of many.

He continues to tour and record with Ambrosia alongside his work with Tin Drum.

Ambrosia Recordings
The Biggest Part of Me (David Pack)
Warner Bros. WBS 49225, XCA 97374S (US 45)
Living On My Own (Burleigh Drummond, Joe Puerta, David Pack)
Warner Bros. WBS 48225, XCA 9371S (US 45)

Here he is with Tin Drum performing the keyboards on their song “Alabaster”….