Lee Allatson

Lee Allatson is a drum set player from Leicestershire, UK, specialising in free improvisation. His early percussive years included classical tuition with a keen interest in 1970’s film soundtracks - all fused in the cultural melting pot of Caribbean, Asian and Eastern European influences provided from a Leicester city education. Moving to vocals and electronics manipulation he developed his experimental edge through free music playing with his regular trio Misterlee and in ad hoc performance opportunities alongside such luminaries as Damo Suzuki (Can), Paul Dunmall and Wildbirds & Peacedrums. The drum seat has become home once again in recent years and as well as teaching percussion and recording solo drum set works, Lee now regularly plays in several free improvising groups (with John Russell, Bruce Coates, Christopher Hobbs, Walt Shaw). Lee also founded and runs the South Leicestershire Improvisors Ensemble.