Les Oldman is one fine drummer. As a player, loves providing the deepest groove and the most energizing upbeat of swing.
Mostly self-taught, he recently updated his knowledge doing the Advanced Diploma of Jazz Performance at Gordon TAFE. He uses sensitivity as a musical approach.
He has worked with the best in the Australian Music Industry (Paul Gadsby, Eris O’Brien, Nick Charles, Hey Gringo, Andrea Marr, Ross Hannaford, Tim Neal) and represented Australia in 2006 at the International Blues Competition in Memphis.
Currently, he’s back in school teaching drumkit at Kardinia International School(Geelong). Students age range is 6yr old to Adult.
He does session work for singer-songwriter Tom Bolton, Derek Browell and Leigh Sloggett and played Alice Springs and Mt Isa with country band Ruckus. He can be seen around town playing in a Blues outfit and loves the opportunity to play jazz. His latest project involves using loops with an acoustic drumkit for a contemporary jazz band. Versatility comes to mind!!