4 June 1973 |
|Genres||Progressive rock, folk rock, hard rock, blues rock, pop, jazz, funk|
|Associated acts||Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson|
Scott Hammond (born 4 June 1973) is an English freelance drummer. He plays with Ian Anderson (the leader and frontman of British Rock band Jethro Tull) and also briefly with Jethro Tull itself. He has been described as a "Jazz drummer with rock influences".
Hammond was born in Bristol, England, UK. He started to learn the drums when he was 14 years old and later studied at The City of Leeds College of Music for three years, and also with Dave Hassell for two years.
Since April 2010 Hammond has primarily been touring internationally with rock flautist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. This led to him recording drums on Ian Anderson's "Thick As a Brick 2" album (released in April 2012) - this was the sequel to Jethro Tull's 1972 album "Thick As A Brick". Hammond is currently playing live on Ian Anderson's "Thick As A Brick" 2012/2013 world tour which involves performing all of the music from both albums.
Hammond said in an interview: "I wouldn't describe myself as mainly a prog rock drummer although it's obviously a part of what I do. My rock roots are based in bands like Deep Purple although I have always enjoyed listening to Jethro Tull's "Minstrel in the Gallery" since I was a teenager."
The majority of Hammond's working life has been jazz and funk based. Artists he has worked with include Ruth Hammond, Bruce Dickinson, Greg Lake, Justin Hayward, Tina May, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Herb Geller, Bobby Wellins, Pee Wee Ellis, Phil King and Limahl. More recently Hammond has featured on three albums by UK based trumpeter Ben Thomas and The Edge project. The latest album Within This World Within My Mind was released on Christmas Eve in 2013.
Hammond lives in Bristol, England, UK with his wife Ruth Hammond (also a musician) and two children.
|Year||Artist||Title||Type||Label||Peak chart position|
|2002||Denny Ilett||Calling The Children Home||Studio Album||Nugene|
|2002||Ruth Hammond||All The Good Things||Studio Album||Tenterhook Records|
|2006||Gary Bamford||JADJ||Studio Album||Kintu Records|
|2006||The Forster King Band||Keep The Music Playing||Studio Album||Unsigned|
|2008||Azhar Saffar||Out There||Studio Album||33 Jazz|
|2009||Phil King||They Come And They Go||Studio Album||Ragtag Records|
|2009||The Edge||We All Fall Down||Studio Album||mtheart|
|2011||The Edge||Dark Scrawls||Studio Album||safehouse|
|2011||Colman Brothers||Another Brother||7" single||Wah Wah 45s|
|2011||Colman Brothers||Colman Brothers||Studio Album||Wah Wah 45s|
|2012||Ian Anderson||Thick As a Brick 2||Studio album||Chrysalis/EMI Records||55||35||13|
|2013||The Edge||Within This World Within My Mind||Studio Album||Safe House|
|2014||Ian Anderson||Homo Erraticus||Studio album||Kscope|
|2014||Ian Anderson||Thick as a Brick - Live in Iceland||Live album||Eagle Records|