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So far Bill Bruford has created 10 blog entries.


For those who haven’t seen them yet, here are the details for the celebration of the life of the late, great guitarist Allan Holdsworth on April 15th in California. Bill will be in Buffalo, NY [...]

2018-03-18T15:27:17+00:00 March 18th, 2018|


My recent brush with academia has been exhausting, illuminating, provocative and dispiriting - sometimes all at once. It’s been a longish journey beginning Autumn 2011 when I enrolled at Surrey University in the UK. I [...]

2018-03-08T14:00:39+00:00 March 8th, 2018|


Further dates have been added to Bill’s series of talks on creativity in music performance. No more will be added after this. The trip ends appropriately enough in Cleveland, OH, at the Rock and Roll [...]

2018-03-18T15:34:28+00:00 February 25th, 2018|


Bill will be out and about speaking on the topic of his new book at a limited number of Universities and music institutions in Scandinavia and the US, through March and April. Most events are [...]

2018-02-07T08:16:15+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Drum lessons, and Roy Harper’s ‘HQ’

Two items of interest. We're always asked if Bill is teaching -  the answer is no, but he does have a series of free online lessons recorded sometime back at Salvador Niebla's excellent bi-lingual English [...]

2018-01-24T10:19:52+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Incoming: book reviews for ‘Uncharted’.

Initial reviews for Bill’s new book, available from the University of Michigan Press, suggest that it will be warmly received in both academic and drum communities on publication this January: “… an intelligent, thought-provoking treatise [...]

2018-01-06T10:45:44+00:00 January 6th, 2018|

January 1st 2018: Half-century up!

I’d like to thank all our friends and visitors for your support through 2017 and for dropping by and having a look around on Facebook or here on my new site. Looks like 2018 is [...]

2017-12-31T10:10:57+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

Rolling Stone best prog albums of 2017

'Seems like a Lifetime Ago', the well-received box set of the Bruford band from 1977-1980, has leapt onto the best seller lists alongside Can and King Crimson in what Rolling Stone calls a 'banner year' [...]

2017-12-20T11:06:01+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Welcome back!

We’ve been away for a bit, but this site has recently been refurbished, updated, polished and refined to within an inch of its life. When we left you in 2013, Bill was a musician. We [...]

2017-12-13T11:29:41+00:00 December 13th, 2017|