Bowie’s drummer Woody visits Uckfield

Vocalist Paul Nash and drummer Woody Woodmansey. Picture by Ron Hill
Vocalist Paul Nash and drummer Woody Woodmansey. Picture by Ron Hill

A rock drummer who has worked with the likes of David Bowie and Paul McCartney visited Uckfield last week.

Mick ‘Woody’ Woodmansey appeared on Uckfield FM’s In the Mix programme alongside presenter Del where he spoke about his new band and their new album.

Woody is best known for his work with David Bowie on several albums including The Man Who Sold the World in 1970, Hunky Dory in 1971, the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1971.

Woody has also worked with Art Garfunkel, Paul McCartney and Dexys Midnight Runners and vocalist Paul Nash.

Paul Nash has worked on tracks for major movies in the past.

Woody and Paul Nash were in the studio talking about Woody’s new band Delta Rayz and playing tracks from the new album So Free.

The album contains songs which were influenced by decades of music from the 60s to the current day.

Woody said: “We had a great laugh making the album and with comments such as ‘Can you play that again but this time with talent’ it was hard to concentrate at times.”

Woody and Del treated listeners to timeless classics, and spoke about future ventures.

Woody started playing the drums at the tender age of five years old.

At the age of 15 he formed the band The Mutations. When they split up he joined the Roadrunners and then went on to join The Rats with guitarist Mick Ronson.

Mick Ronson left to go and join David Bowie’s band in the late 60s.

And it was a short time after that, that Woody received a call from musician David Bowie asking him to also join him.

Woody worked with many other famous faces in the years that followed and is now part of Delta Rayz with vocalist Paul Nash.

If you would like copies of the Delta Rayz new album, more information about So Free, or would like to know more about Woody and his fascinating musical career visit the website