London's Greatest Live Music Restaurants

Music greats includ­ing Jools Hol­land, Imel­da May and Rumer showed up at the launch of an exhi­bi­tion of ink sketch­es and por­traits by Gilson Lavis, on of Britain’s most expe­ri­enced and ver­sa­tile drum­mers. With a career span­ning over four decades, Gilson has played with a myr­i­ad of house­hold names from the music indus­try. In the ear­ly days as res­i­dent drum­mer in Talk Of The South cabaret club, Gilson found him­self play­ing for a wide vari­ety of acts includ­ing Tom­my Coop­er, David Frost, Lulu, Fred­die Starr, Bob Monkhouse, Bruce Forsyth and worked with some of the world’s best per­form­ers. They are too numer­ous to list entire­ly, but include Chuck Berry, Jer­ry Lee Lewis, Bar­ry White, Neil Seda­ka, Cher, George Har­ri­son, Paul Young, Eric Clap­ton, Roger Dal­trey, Robert Plant, Taj Mahal and Tom Jones.