An insight into who I am and who I've worked with
Born in 1982, I grew up in rural North England surrounded by music and started playing the drums at 4 years old. My parents home gradually became a rehearsal room, a recording studio and on many occasions a live music venue. From those roots I went on and studied music at Leeds College of Music and then in London at The Guildhall School of Music. Exploring performing and creating music in a multitude of contexts and learning my craft as a musician and artist. My professional career revolves around the production, composition and performance of sound – linking it to social contexts and making music to connect real meaning. I live with my family in Amsterdam where I base my work from and also deliver my role as a faculty member of the NAIP European Music Master.
These are some of the clients I’ve worked with:
Google, Toyota, BBH, Wave Studios, Ninja Tune, Mercedes-Benz, Just Isn’t Music, Sentric, Wieden & Kennedy, Heritage Orchestra, Saatchi & Saatchi, Tonic Music Ltd, Flynn, Fallon, BBH, Cecilia, Pirelli, Nationwide, The Royal Philharmonic, BBC, Pitch & Sync, CBeebies, Ecko Unltd, Spotify, Google, Pirelli, Nationwide, Knorr, Honda, BBC Worldwide, Wave Studios, Scopic, Eye Force, Red Bull, University of Southern California, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, U.K Sinfonietta Viva, London Sinfonietta, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Barbican, U.K South Bank Centre, Norwegian Academy of Music, Tivoli Vredenburg, Sarajevo Music Academy, Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, Royal Conservatoire, University of the Arts, Vienna. ISA, British Council, Rising Tide, Hackney Council (London, UK), Tower Hamlets Council (London, UK), Westminster Council (London, U.K), Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Arctic Kulture Centre (Hammerfest, Norway), Red Cross (Oslo, Norway), El Sistema (Athens, Greece).
These are some of the artists and ensembles I’ve worked with:
Jim Abbiss, Mick Jones, Jo Wills, Paul Griffiths, Sigrun Griffiths, Sophie Clements, Chris Paul Daniels, Jan Hendrickse, Nathan Thomson, Netsayi, Shabaka Hutchings, K-Delight, Royce Rolls, Dexplicit, Mark Van Roon, Jonathan Bratoeff, Tom Arthurs, Tom Mason, Seb Rochford, Nick Ramm, Berenice van Leer, Alice Russell, TM Juke, Jamie Telford, Sam Mumford, Mick Jones, Pearls Negras, Bruno Ellingham, Jim Abbiss, Chris Bowden, Heritage Orchestra, Chris James, Damian Taylor, DJ Shadow, Kid Kanevil, Alexis Taylor, Olaf Tarenskeen, Old Man Diode, Deathray Trebuchay, IROK , Onallee, Justin Percival, Tom Dale, Jules Buckley.
“It was refreshing to get in the studio with someone who has a deep rooted sense of musical history and a propensity for wild experimentation. Producer, drummer, visionary… Guy Wood has it all!”Onallee (Roni Size Reprazent, Full Cycle)
“Guy is an incredibly talented drummer and percussionist, who’s awesome to work with. He’s also a really great producer with a deep knowledge of music that spans a wide range of genres, this makes him super versatile.”Chris James (Run Rivers, Stateless, Just Isn’t Music, Ninja Tune)
“Guy Wampa Wood has a compassionate spirit, a musical heart, an agile open mind, and a contagious sense of humor. Everything else follows from that.”Dick Rijken (Director, STEIM)
“Guy is my go to guy when it comes to live drums, he can handle anything you throw at him and brings a rare depth, skill and musicality – always kills it! great dude too!”Kidkanevil (Project Mooncircle, First Word Records)