Charley and Bernard Drayton stopped by JMC Academy in Sydney for an exclusive music masterclass as part of their Australian tour.
Charley Drayton is an American multi-instrumental musician and producer, who has played as a drummer and bass guitarist for many bands and is currently the drummer in Australian rock bands Divinyls
and Cold Chisel
. In 1985, he contributed some session overdubbing percussion work on the Rolling Stones'
album Dirty Work, which led Keith Richards to ask him to join his side project X-pensive Winos in 1988. Drayton toured with Richards and the Winos, and played on their albums Talk Is Cheap and Main Offender. Drayton's other credits include work with Johnny Cash, Mariah Carey, Seal, Iggy Pop, Neil Young, Janet Jackson, Courtney Love, Simon & Garfunkel
and many others.
Bernard Drayton's (Charley's father) 40 year career in the music industry began in 1963 as a recording engineer with Magno Sound, where Bernard recorded music and location sound for films and for television shows as Candid Camera
and ABC Sports
specials. He then became associated as producer and program director with radio station WLIB, the first commercial all-jazz station in New York City. In 1968, he went on to join Herman Edel Associates, a premier production house of music for commercials, rising to the level of Vice President for sales, promotion and production. His clients included Pepsi Cola, Burger King, Dr.Pepper, McDonalds, Proctor and Gamble and the Budweiser Brewing Company.
Bernard is currently a founding partner of the music production company Last Minute Entertainment.