Name: Isaac ‘Drummer Ize’ Heywood
Qualifications & Place of Study: Leeds College of Music gaining 4 A Levels in Music and Music technology.
Favourite show played: Headlining Glastonbury with Nightmares on Wax.
Desert Island Disc: Stevie Wonder’s Fulfillingness’ first finale….(truly magical).
What you love about music: I love the power music has to break down all barriers of society and bring people together.
Motto: Work hard, play hard.
Biography: Isaac ‘Drummer Ize’ Heywood has been at the forefront of the session music scene in the North for the past 20 years. An accomplished professional musician, he has performed, written and toured alongside several international artists including Meatloaf, Angie Stow and Corinne Bailey Rae. As a member of the the Leeds legendary ‘chill out’ group Nightmares on Wax he has appeared at some of the world most famous venues such as Montreux Jazz festival, Glastonbury, T in the Park and the big chill to name a few.
“I’ve played music for as long as I can remember. It was just what I did…come home from school and play the drums! Im so lucky to have turned my love of music and travelling into a successful career. I’ve done theatre shows, radio and TV performances to live gigs and recording studio work. I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
After school Isaac attended Leeds College of Music. During his 4 years Isaac gained a thorough grounding in music technology, harmony composition and performance across many different genres.