Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Lez Warner


Drums

Lez Warner started as part of the London punk scene playing with various bands in the area, and found his way into working as a session drummer regularly for the likes of Sham 69, Johnny Thunders, The Waterboys, and Julian Lennon.  In between session work Warner toured extensively with different acts, until he auditioned to join the Cult.  Lez was chosen to join the band out of 150 auditions.  Warner was with the Cult for what is described as their “golden age”, playing on the smash hit record ELECTRIC and the MANOR SESSIONS.  Lez can be heard on the massive hits “Wildflower” and the undeniable “Love Removal Machine”.

After 3 years or touring and recording Lez parted ways with the Cult.  He traveled,spending time in Africa and broadening his musical influences, then returned to his native London where he formed a band called the Hellfire Club with Raven of Killing Joke.  In late ‘91 Warner moved to New York, where he began doing sessions again working on albums and commercials, and played on the Sega Genesis “Mortal Kombat” TV Theme.  He also joined Spinal Tap on stage at the Beacon theater, and worked with Steve Stevens, Joe Lynn Turner, and Billy Squire.

In the late 90’s Lez joined The McCabes a traditional Irish group and was featured on their live release “The McCabes At Paddy Reilly’s”.  Soon he found himself in Las Vegas opening a small studio, and working on several shows in Las Vegas, including “Erotica” for which he hand picked the musicians which were the featured attraction of the show.

Lez continues to do tracks for hire from his studio in Las Vegas, as well as continued tour work with likes of Ronnie Montrose and Batusi (feat. Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls, and Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys). Warner will be heard on the upcoming Batusi record produced by Ken Cooma, of Wilco fame.

Endorsements:

- DW Drums

- Sabian Cymbals

- Vader Drum Sticks

- Remo Drum Heads