An Interview with

'Jeff Rich'

Former Drummer of Status Quo (1986 – 2000)

that took place on Sunday March 29th, 2015.

Interviewed by Glenn Milligan.

Glenn: Hi Jeff, how are you doing?

Jeff: I’m fine, how are you?

Glenn: I’m good man. Back to last week. That was absolutely amazing. You really did make the night for a lot of people.

(Jeff got up at The Local Authority, Sheffield on Saturday March 21st with Rhino’s Revenge feat. Status Quo Bassist, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and members of State of Quo for a rendition of ‘Paper Plane. It was a milestone in Status Quo history since John and Jeff had not played together for 15 years!)

Jeff: Yeah apparently. It’s nice to see that because it was pretty spontaneous. Rhino phoned me up because he’d been asking me for ages to come down and see the band, see the tour. I said, “Look, if the gig is not too far away then I’ll come along”. I was going to go the week before. They were playing somewhere near Nottingham but I just couldn’t make that gig because I was working. So I said, “Look, I’ll come to Sheffield instead”. He was really pleased that I came along. He didn’t say anything to me about getting up with them and I’m not the sort of person that says, “I want to get up and go and play a number”. Just before he went on because I was speaking to him backstage he said, “Do you fancy getting up?”, and I said, “I don’t mind. If it’s right, I’ll get up and do something”, like we did. It just happened really.

Glenn: It was amazing. I was thinking there might have been a bit of rehearsing before because it was like ‘wow – straight on’?

Jeff: No. I haven’t played that song since I was with the band really. So ‘wow’.

Glenn: Did you have any idea which song it was going to be?

Jeff: No.

Glenn: No? Well that was incredible. It almost like you’d come from a Quo gig the previous night and just got up and did another Quo gig. It’s like there was no gap or anything – it was mind-blowing.

Jeff: It’s like riding a bike. You don’t forget do you?

Glenn: Exactly.

Jeff: I played that song for so many years and if you don’t forget the song, I know the song. I could play it in my sleep most probably. So it’s just getting up there and having the confidence to do it. Some people think, ‘Oh god I can’t play that after all that time’ but it doesn’t bother me in the slightest because I enjoy playing so much anyway still. It was good fun. Real good fun. I’m pleased that people enjoyed it. That’s the whole object of the exercise. You’re up there and you’re performing in front of people. It doesn’t matter what situation it is. You’ve still got people that have come along to enjoy the gig haven’t they?

Glenn: Oh completely. I bet there were so many people that are absolutely kicking themselves that they didn’t come down for that show.

Jeff: Yeah, I’ll bet.

Glenn: Their loss though.

Jeff: Well if they want to see me play I’ve got my new band anyway. We start to do some gigs now. If they are into me playing then it’s no problem.

Glenn: Exactly.

Jeff: It’s a good band and we’re putting in just a couple of Quo tracks but the band that I am with isn’t a Status Quo cover band by any stretch of imagination. It’s a band playing stuff that we, the three of us want to do. So it is not people coming down thinking, ‘Oh I want to see them playing loads of Quo stuff’. That’s not what it’s like. To be honest, John Coghlan’s got his niche, that’s what he does. He’s got his John Coghlan’s ‘Quo’ and he’s always done that and that’s him. But that’s not me. That’s not my bag. I moved on from that and I just love playing music that I want to play and hopefully the punters will love it as well. That’s the whole idea.

Glenn: If you did what John did, scuse the pun, but it would be like jumping on the bandwagon. It would be like, “What’s Jeff doing it for?” it would be a bit pointless and be a bit weird to do exactly the same thing.

Jeff: Oh yeah. I mean, I’ve had so many calls from different Status Quo cover bands – “Can you play with us?” “Well, no because I don’t want to play in a Status Quo band”. I’m not prepared to play in a Status Quo covers band. It’s not my thing.

Glenn: Can you see yourself doing any bits now and again with Rhino though?

Jeff: I don’t know. I mean the problem is that after this he goes back to Quo again and the Rhino’s Revenge thing was always a part-time thing that he would do for his own personal sort of gratification if you like because he loves doing it. I said to him the other day, “Look, this is good enough for you to carry on when the band are done. Status Quo are not going to go on forever.

Glenn: (I laugh) It’s a bit like The Rolling Stones but Quo are constant – that’s the thing.

Jeff: Yeah and they’re always working. This is the longest break they’ve had I think- ages. When I was in the band we just never stopped. I was never at home. I never saw my kids grow up.

Glenn: Yeah your whole life was Quo.

Jeff: Well yeah. The whole life is geared towards the band and that’s it. If you’re not prepared to commit yourself to that then you shouldn’t be doing it.

Glenn: I guess after a bit you think, ‘Oh this is too much, I’m missing my home-life and all my family and stuff.’

Jeff: Yeah. You’ve got to weigh things up. Eventually I got so fed up with it because I never saw my first two kids. I remember coming off a tour and we’d been in this house down south in Brighton for 2 ½ years. My wife sat down and said, “We’ve been here for 2 ½ years in this house”, I said “Oh Yeah”, she said, “Do you know how long you have actually lived here?” I said, “No”, she said, “3 months in 2 ½ years”, that I’d actually been in the house. So that gives you an idea.

Glenn: It’s almost like being ‘In the army’ – 'scuse the pun, but you know what I mean?

Jeff: Well yeah course. In a way, the forces. A lot of relationships don’t last because you are never there. Loneliness is an awful thing – sitting there waiting for the other person and they get lonely. It’s awful. It’s a terrible thing loneliness. So there’s a lot of variables involved but I’ve got a good balance in my life now. I do the schools thing which is good fun. I love doing that. I’ve got this band now and I do other stuff as well. People ask me to do bits and pieces. So I’m not away for month and months on end. I mean, I’ve got two little ones now as well – a 7 year old and 5 year old.

Glenn: And they take a lot of your time up no doubt?

Jeff: Yeah and I want to be there for them which is why I am only 10 minutes from where they are any way. It’s important for me to be there and see them grow up this time.

Glenn: What comes to mind when you think about being in Quo with regards to working in the studio and also live stuff that stands out to you?

Jeff: There’s so many different aspects with that because being in the studio and playing live are totally different. When you’re in the studio it’s quite a long drawn out affair. When we used to record a lot of the time we used to go away to record different albums. A lot of them we didn’t even do them in the UK. They were residential places where you go and you stay for 6 to 8 weeks and you just immerse yourself into the situation. You forget about everything else and you concentrate on doing an album really. When you’re playing live of course it’s totally different. It’s a mindset. Recording can be quite intensive as well because you are under the spotlight a lot more because you can’t hide behind anything. You’re in the studio and it’s got to be right.

But I used to love playing the live gigs. It used to be fantastic. We never had a bad show. The nature of what it is really isn’t it?

Glenn: Exactly.

Jeff: It’s just a good time. There’d be good shows and bad shows within the band because to get 5 people playing perfectly every night is almost impossible to do. There’s always going to be someone that’s a bit down but the audience wouldn’t notice that but we would.

Glenn: Yes that makes sense. Would you say there were certain songs in the studio that meant the most to you when you were playing and you’d got them down and nailed them and thought, ‘Wow that sounds amazing, I’m so pleased we’ve done that one’?

Jeff: Oh that’s a difficult question because when you’re in the studio a lot of the times you don’t play the song as a band, you put a backing track down. So it would just be bass and drums and then everything’s built around that. There’s a couple of tracks. I think ‘Can’t Give You More’ we did altogether as a band. A few like that. A few sort of rocky stuff but a lot of stuff… I mean, ‘In The Army Now’ was just literally… I think I put the kit down first and the bass went on separately. Everything went on separately. The whole track was built up and you don’t know what it’s going to sound like until you actually hear it at the end (laughs).

You are always hearing bits of a track until its mixed and then think, ‘Oh, that’s really good. I like that’, or it might be a disappointment. You might think it’s lost the essence of what the track was about to start with. I can’t think of a specific track because of the way the band used to record. It wasn’t like the old days where you’d go in, set everything up in a studio altogether and just record. The problem is nowadays is you need the separation. You can’t get separation like that because everything spills into the mics. You can’t really. If someone makes a mistake and plays the wrong chord it would go down all the other mics. You can’t do that because you’d be forever trying to get down and everyone playing absolutely perfect. Especially if they don’t know the number properly – a new song.

Glenn: Right. Nightmare. I guess that ‘In The Army Now’ was a nervous yet a crucial album because it was that new line-up after the other two guys went as such. I bet you thought, ‘I hope the punters like this’.

Jeff: Well yeah because we met in a rehearsal room down in London. We’d been doing Rick Parfitt’s album at the time (Still Unreleased). I remember Pip Williams phoned me and said, “Look I want you to do Rick Parfitt’s album”, because I met Pip on a recording session and he was playing guitar on something else. Then we did Rick’s album and then I got a call from Quo’s Management to say, “Would you come down and actually do..” you know? It was the deal to record and an album, ‘In The Army Now’.

So we turned up at this rehearsal studio.. Of course Francis hates change. He’s never liked that at all. He likes stability in his life. So consequently, he’s got these two blokes he’s playing with he’s never played with before and you could see he wasn’t a happy bunny at all. But as it went on, all of a sudden he thought, ‘Ooh, this sounds good; I like this’ because it was fresh. Me and Rhino are totally different players to Alan and Spud.

Glenn: Totally.

Jeff: we were quite ‘on it’. We were pushing it along and giving it a kick up the arse a bit and that’s what the band needed at the time.

Glenn: Yeah. It got more vibrant.

Jeff: Yeah of course. More sort of ‘up for it’ really. After we did it, it was totally different after we’d finished the rehearsal. It was like, ‘Oh yeah – this is great’. That was it really. We went into doing the album and Francis came up to me and said, “I think we should go out and do some gigs, I like this”. They weren’t even talking about doing gigs at that point. They were contracted by Phonogram to carry on recording which is what we were going to do but the thought of doing gigs didn’t appeal to Francis. All of a sudden it was like, “Oh yeah, this is good let’s go out and gig with this line-up” and that was it.

Glenn: That’s really cool isn’t it?

Jeff: Yeah.

Glenn: How do you get on with Francis?

Jeff: I’ve always had a really good relationship with Francis. We’ve just always hit it off and we’ve been on the right wavelength all the time. It’s always been good. He’s got a fantastic sense of humour. He’s really dry. We’ve always got on really well. I speak to him a lot. I was round there not long ago. I was doing some schools down in the area near Purley. He knew I was down there and he said to me, “Do you want to come over?”, because he likes cooking. He cooked me lovely pasta because he is an Italian. He cooked me great pasta. We just had a really nice evening together and talked about lots of stuff. So it’s nice. It’s lovely.

Glenn: Cool. That’s awesome. What albums did you like most that had certain songs that you liked playing from that time?

Jeff: The one that I would most proud of would be ‘In The Army Now’. Only because it was the first one I did with them and the fact that it was so successful. It was one of the most successful Quo albums they ever had. There were some good albums. I did some really good albums with them. ‘Perfect Remedy’ was good.

I enjoyed recording the albums. I had really good fun doing it. We did one at Compass Point in the Bahamas – Nassau – ‘Ain’t Complaining’. That was a bit of a strange album.

Glenn: It was. It was all the ‘Alright’ (done in an American accent). It was like, ‘What’s going on here?’

Jeff: Yeah. There were some good albums I did with them. They went through a bit of a funny period with recording A lot of Quo’s success as a recording band has come from tracks that they didn’t even write – even ‘Rocking All Over The World’. That’s John Fogerty.

Glenn: Exactly and not many people realise it.

Jeff: ‘In The Army Now’ – Bolland & Bolland – two Dutch guys wrote that. So there’s quite a few tracks that the band never actually wrote as a band and yet they were some of the most successful tracks that they ever did.

I remember Francis telling me about ‘Rocking All Over The World’ at the time. I think Alan (Lancaster) didn’t want it to be released. He wasn’t happy with the track because it wasn’t written by the band. Yet God – it’s an anthem isn’t it?

Glenn: Well exactly. Its like ‘Caroline’ is.

Jeff: Exactly. There’s certain tracks that you record and after you’ve recorded think, ‘That sounds like a record’. Some don’t. Like ‘Burning Bridges’ – it’s great. As soon as we recorded that and we were listening to it back, we thought, ‘That sounds good. That’s going to be a hit’. You can tell. There are certain tracks that you know would be successful. There’s some that maybe you think that would that didn’t become successful. There ya go.

Glenn: I always loved ‘Red Sky’. That was an amazing song.

Jeff: Oh ‘Red Sky’. Oh yeah! A good track that was. A really good track.

Glenn: It was never placed on that promo video collection at the time which I own that came out on Channel 5 'Rocking Through The Years' which I was surprised about.

Jeff: We never did it live either.

Glenn: Wow.

Jeff: Sometimes the band wouldn’t even have a say what went on. Sometimes it was the record company that said, “We want this to go on there. We think that is the best track to go on there.” You couldn’t do much about it really.

There was stuff that we did at the time that I thought would be good to do live and we never actually did them live. It was a shame. A lot of the time we had a set list – a core set if you like that we always did and then we’d stick in one or two new numbers for each tour. But again Francis, he never used to like to change the set. (We laugh).

Glenn: I always liked ‘Cross That Bridge’ that opened Side 2 of ‘Ain’t Complaining’.

Jeff: ‘Cross That Bridge!’ Yeah, yeah!

Glenn: What other gigs apart from the record breaking ‘Rock ‘Til You Drop’ (4 gigs in different parts of the UK in one day ) stood out to you while you were in the band?

Jeff: We did a very strange gig. We played in a quarry in Finland. It was bizarre because it was one of those open face quarries. It’s weird how you get this huge sort of road that went down the side down the edges, sort of going like a spiral all the way down to the bottom. So at the bottom was a gig. It was really weird. You’ve got the stage set up and all the people would just come down these roads, coming down to this quarry. We’ve done a gig there.

We’ve played on top of a mountain in Switzerland in a blizzard. I remember that. We had space heaters in the side of the stage blowing hot air in. I had to wear gloves because I couldn’t feel my hands and the snow was just blowing into the stage as we were playing. I remember that. Its gigs you don’t forget really.

Knebworth was fantastic. We did that one twice. We did one with Queen and we did another one with the Nordoff Robbins thing with all these different bands.

Glenn: Yeah I remember that.

Jeff: That was brilliant. That was fantastic.

Glenn: And it was televised.

Jeff: Some of the really good ones were the small ones like the Hammersmith shows we did. We did about 10 or 12 nights at Hammersmith Odeon and that was fantastic. I remember my Mum coming to see me there before she died. I was so pleased that she actually saw the band. I remember getting in the car, picking her up and taking her and she thought she was royalty being taken down to the gig. I remember the gigs were fantastic. Just a great atmosphere because it was only 2 or 3 thousand people and to us that was a small gig. The pub gigs were good fun. We had the pub tour. There were about 6 shows.

Glenn: Yeah I remember it was on Calendar or Look North (the local new programmes) and you did this gig in Retford (The Porterhouse).

Jeff: That’s right yeah. I remember doing one near Brighton and I used to live in Brighton. They were really small and tiny. The punters were there straight in front of you. There was only about a couple of hundred punters at each gig – small pubs. They were good fun. Really good fun. They were great. I don’t think Francis was that happy with it being that close to the punters. (We laugh)

I remember falling off my drum stool at one of those gigs. I stood up to do ‘Whatever You Want’ and the stage was so small that the stool was wobbling on the back of the stage. Normally my chap would hold the stool but he couldn’t get round there. So I’m jumping up and down and the stool just slipped and I just went backwards. So funny!

Glenn: Ow! (We laugh)

Jeff: Oh dear.

Glenn: Yeah you’ll never live that one down.

Jeff: I got a lot of stick for that.

Glenn: Yeah no doubt. Who’s decision was it when you did that bit in ‘In The Army Now’ when you got up and did that ‘Stand Up And Fight’ line?

Jeff: Well in the studio it was just recorded and that was it. When we were in rehearsals and rehearsing the track we thought, ‘Well someone’s gonna have to do it’ because it’s going to be a bit weird when this voice comes up ‘Stand Up And Fight’ and no-one’s doing it. No one else would say they’d do it so I said, “Well look, I can stand up and do it. It’s not a problem”. That was it really. I got the gig.

Glenn: That’s awesome. It makes sense because you’ve literally got to stand up and do that bit. It’s perfect because all the others are stood up already.

Jeff: Do they still play that live?

Glenn: Yeah. They are still doing it. They get the crowd to do it but I’m not sure if they get Leon to do it now. They’ve chopped and changed how they do that. It’s not the same as when you used to get up and do it though.

Jeff: Have you seen the band with Leon?

Glenn: Yeah I saw them at Doncaster last year at Doncaster Racecourse?

Jeff: What was it like?

Glenn: It was really good actually. He fit in really well. They seemed happy with it and when I asked Rhino last week he was telling me what a great gig that was. I thought that was good because it was probably one of his first shows with the band because he must have been on tenterhooks that day.

Jeff: I think he’s got more used to it now. When I left the band I had a drummer that I thought would be absolutely perfect. Unfortunately he was drying out in a clinic so they couldn’t use him. He wasn’t available at the time. That was a guy called Terry Williams. He used to play with Dire Straits. He’s a fantastic drummer. Really, really good. He would have been absolutely perfect. They couldn’t get him because he wasn’t allowed at the time. Then they got Matt (Letley) in.

Glenn: What do you miss about being a member of Quo and for what reasons?

Jeff: I miss being with the boys. Just being in the band is a lot of fun. It’s been fun touring with guys. You’re all in the same boat. You’re all out to play music together and enjoy it and that’s what I d miss – being with them. I don’t miss being away for months and months and months.

Glenn: How did you get involved with putting on drum workshops in schools?

Jeff: Oh I got that out of pure accident. I got asked to come in to do a… My kids from my first marriage – they’re grown up now but the Headmaster came up to me and said, “Jeff, I’m getting parents coming in to talk to the kids about different walks of life about what they do. They’d be so interested if you’d bring your drums in.” So I took the kit in. Got the tech to bring it all in and he set it up. I used the school’s percussion and I did that little thing. I’d always collected drums as well so I brought some African drums for everyone.

Then the Deputy Head of that school became Head in another school and he phoned me up. He said, “Jeff would you come into my school and do the same thing as what you did? We’ll pay you.” I thought, ‘Oh okay, alright’. So I went into his school. Then another school locally heard about it and they asked me to come in. Then another one and then what happened was someone from one of the schools got ‘The Times Education Supplement’ to come down. They did an article on it and this is pre-Internet days so they asked me to put my telephone number in.

I had schools phoning me from all over the UK, “Would you come to our school? would you come to our school…? So I thought, ‘This is interesting, I could actually set this up as a business’. This is exactly what I did. Gradually I built myself up. I’ve got a fantastic name in education because I’ve done about 6500 schools now. You get a good reputation and then people will want to use you.

Glenn: Yeah that’s awesome.

Jeff: I’m doing a school in London in April. I’m actually spending three days in one school. What the Head has done, because the Head wants me to come in, because it would be the Head Teachers decision anyway. At most schools the Heads would make that decision. What they’re doing, they’re basing me in the school and they are bringing in the feeder schools each day as well. So each workshop they come to you. Then I do a couple of workshops for the school itself – that secondary school. It’s a bit of a PR exercise for the school as well. They are getting kids that would come into the school when they leave their primary school and they get a feel and a taste for the school and at the same time it’s a bit of a publicity thing for the school as well.

Glenn: Yes it’s brilliant. It’s a win-win-win. You can’t go wrong.

Jeff: I love doing the workshops – it’s great. It’s about inspiration. It’s about inspiring the kids. In a primary school I have about 350 kids in a workshop.

Glenn: Wow. That’s a lot.

Jeff: Every kid plays an instrument. So I’ll have 175 at a time playing percussion.

Glenn: It’s great that.

Jeff: It’s great. It’s great fun. Secondary schools, I do about 200-250 normally in the workshop. Of course in the secondary schools I can invite some of the drummers up who are learning to play the kit and stuff like that. So it’s slightly different to the primary. But they all enjoy it. All kids enjoy it.

Glenn: The cool thing about it is that some of the older kids will know who Status Quo are as well.

Jeff: Well yeah and even the young ones, a lot of them know the songs since I play Quo as they are coming in. A lot of them, their parents will have played the songs to them or they’ll hear stuff on the radio. So a lot of them know about the band anyway.

Glenn: It’s a household name. You can’t not know about Quo. Tell us all about the trio you work in – Triple J Trio.

Jeff: The guitarist is from Sheffield, the Bass player is from Nottingham and they are really good players. The bass player is only about 26/27 – a really good player, fantastic player. Guitarist – great – good voice. They got in touch with me through someone else because I was mentioning to a mate of mine about playing in a 4 or 3 piece. They’re both professional musicians. The bass player is in this Soul/Funk band that play weddings and that sort of thing. The guitarist is in a couple of different bands also doing sort of bread and butter stuff at the moment. But their living is from music. They’re not happy at what they do. They want to do stuff that they enjoy playing. So we got together and we’re doing the sort of stuff… you’ve heard of John Mayer?

Glenn: Yeah.

Jeff: We’re doing some old John Mayer stuff and Joe Bonamassa stuff. Some really old Fleetwood Mac – not the old newer stuff (Stevie Nicks/Christine McVie era) but the old stuff (Peter Green era). Some Hendrix stuff and we’re doing Stevie Ray Vaughan. Just some blues stuff as well but really good songs. They are good to play. Good fun and that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

Glenn: Yeah.

Jeff: We’ve had a couple of gigs that have been really good so far. A couple of guys came down to the first gig we did and one of the guys came up to me and said, “I can’t believe that was your first gig – it was fantastic.” Which is good. So we’ll see what happens. I am quite excited about it because it’s a new venture. They are young guys and it’s good to play with young guys because you get that freshness as well.

Glenn: Yeah it would be great to see you playing in our area if you got a chance to.

Jeff: We’re playing in Warsop (at The Black Market Venue on April 24th)

Glenn: So what songs have you enjoyed playing so far while you’ve been in Triple J Trio that you’ve really, really enjoyed and thought, ‘Oh we’ve got to keep that’.

Jeff: There’s one called ‘The Ballad Of John Henry’. There’s one called ‘Pack It Up’ by Joe Bonamassa. There’s one called ‘Sugar Sweet’ – that’s great, by Jeff Healy. That’s really good. It’s a great track. ‘Oh Well’ which is the old Fleetwood Mac song. Ahh Kenny Wayne Shepherd – another guy – American Blues – ‘I Am A King Bee’ it’s called. A great track. Really good to play live. There’s load of stuff that I love playing.

The thing is right; I’m really enjoying playing with a band at the moment. There’s an old Free song called ‘Walk In My Shadow’ that we do which is a great track as well. Really good. So it’s all different types of stuff really because he writes as well the guitar player. We are just starting to look at some of his stuff to start recording as well which will be good. I am quite looking forward to that as well. Eventually we are going to start doing our own stuff.

Glenn: That’s great that. I am looking forward to hearing all that. What’s the music scene like in Sleaford?

Jeff: (Laughs) Non-existent. It’s a tiny little town which is why I love living here. It’s really chilled out. There’s a few pubs. There’s one pub that actually has bands on but it’s mainly the covers sort of bands. Not the sort of stuff we would be doing. So the nearest place you are going to get bands is Lincoln really. Which is okay. It’s not too bad there. Sleaford itself is just really, really chilled out. Not a lot going on.

Glenn: What are you most proud of in your career so far as a drummer or in life in general?

Jeff: I’m really proud of my kids. I’ve got a Daughter who lives in Spain. She’s 35 and she’s working out there. She’s been there for a couple of years now. My Son lives in Brighton. He works for Fender Guitars actually.

Glenn: Wow.

Jeff: A really good player but he’s got a great job as well with Fender. Of course I’ve got my little girl – she’s 7 and my boy – 5. Lovely kids as well. They’re my life really but as far as music goes I’m still proud of being in a band like Quo but I’m proud as well of what I’ve done with other bands. With Def Leppard, with Rick (Allen) and help him get his kit together when he lost his arm and all that. The Climax Blues Band – fantastic - a brilliant band live. One of the best live bands I’ve played with I think apart from Quo. A great band – really good.

Judy Tzuke – I played with her for a few years. Lots of different stuff I’ve done I’m really proud of. The fact that I still enjoy getting up behind a kit and enjoying it as much as I did all those years ago. I still enjoy it and that’s the whole thing about music isn’t it.

Glenn: Yeah. If you don’t enjoy it then why do it.

Jeff: If I finally sat behind the kit and went, “Ffffffffff bloody hell this is…”, that’s the time when you think, ‘That’s it, you’ve gotta stop’. But that will never happen because music’s a passion. Same with Rhino as we speak about this a lot. We enjoy it. We’re very, very lucky because we still enjoy playing as much as we always did and the bonus is, it’s our living. That’s the bonus.

Glenn: Oh completely.

Jeff: We still enjoy it. It’s such a passion for us – music to go out and play. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing in a pub in front of 50 people or if you are playing in front of 50 thousand.

Glenn: You’re still playing.

Jeff: Yeah.

Glenn: Awesome. That’s great. Right I’ll let you get off.

Jeff: Alright then mate.

Glenn: Thank you so much for this. You take care Jeff.

Jeff: Thank you. Bye-bye.

Glenn: Bye.

Be sure to check out the following:

Jeff Rich Drum Masterclass Website

Jeff Rich Facebook Page

Triple J Trio Website

Triple J Trio Facebook Page

Special thanks to John 'Rhino' Edwards for inviting Jeff Rich down to The Local Authority on Saturday 21st March, 2015, all the members of Rhino's Revenge, Mike Hrano, State Of Quo, Mark Hobson, Nic Rudd for taking the opening photo and all the staff at The Local Authority, Sheffield.

In-Concert Photographs @ The Local Authority, Sheffield taken by Glenn Milligan.

Other Images have been supplied and used by kind permission of Jeff Rich.