DRUMMER, songwriter, singer and raconteur Corky Laing will be playing the first night of his eight date UK Tour with his band, at The Talking Heads in May.

Legendary Mountain drummer, Laurence “Corky” Laing a native of Montreal Canada, is said to be one of the hardest hitting drummers in the history of rock music.

Mountain forged a style and sound that changed the face of rock music and the powerhouse double-drummer along with with Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi and Steve Knight gave us Mississippi Queen, Nantucket Sleighride, Theme from an Imaginary Western and many more.

Although best known as a long-time member of the pioneering American hard rock band Mountain and for West, Bruce & Laing, Corky has been busy on other projects in recent years.

In between his one man show, playing with his band, lecturing at Universities around the world, Playing God: The Rock Opera and doing some producing, he is now in the midst of writing the first part of his memoir.

Having played on over a hundred recordings and been a major contributing artist on numerous singles, live albums and 23 or so studio albums, performed by the man who co-wrote many of the hits, this tour is all about playing the Mountain songs like they were originally written.

Tickets for the May 6 date, at the new Talking Heads venue in Polygon, call 01472 349 222 or visit solidentertainments.com