Terry Mabey ” The Silver Fox “

Drums and Percussion

profileI did my first pro tour in January 1960 with Gary US Bonds, Gene McDaniels and Johnny Burnett. I went on from there to work/tour with: The Walker Brothers,  Scott Walker, Billy Fury, Dusty Springfield, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison, Mark Wynter, Jess Conrad, Marty Wilde, The Kestrals.

Other visiting American artists I played for were Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent & Carl Perkins. British artists: Cliff Richard, Ritchie Blackmore (his early bands), Rick Wakeman, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, Des O’Connor and Bruce Forsyth.

Toured and recorded with Roy Orbison, The Walker Brothers, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins. Also toured and recorded “Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa” Gene Pitney. And tours and a couple of albums with the wonderful Dusty Springfield. I toured Europe with The James Royal Set. We had two No1 hits “Call My Name” and “She’s About A Mover”.

profile2Then followed a funk/fusion band called Nightlife. Round about 1995 I came off the road for while and started teaching privately and for Guildhall School of Music also doing clinics/workshops and corporate events. The year 2000 saw me back on the road with the Diana Terry Big Band. 2008 Paul Saxby Album, Tour. 2009 Pete Mitchells DRIVE. 2010/11 Independent, back to teaching privately and Grade Exams at Trinity Guildhall. 2011 – Howlin Blues, Blue Thunder. 2012- Sticks and Stones & Powerhouse and now in 2014-  The Southern Blues Kings and The Moonbeans !!

I’m also very proud and happy to be endorsed by…SONOR drums, PAISTE cymbals, AQUARIAN drum heads. SHAW stix and PROTECTION RACKET cases.

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My Gear……..

Sonor Custom Kit in Blue Sparkle Lacquer

24×14,  10×8,  16×16, 14×6

Cymbals – Paiste Signature Dark Energy Series

20″ Ride Mark   2
19″ Crash Mark 1
14″ Twenty Series Light High-Hats



Sonor Snare Drums

14×6 Signature Prolite Vintage light Maple Shell
14×5.75 1975 D505 Centenial One piece Steel shell
14×6.5 Beech Shell


Sonor Delite Lite Shells in Ice Sparkle Lacquer


Sonor 18″ Bass Drum…..For those smaller gigs !!


Gibraltar 8000 Series Flat Based Hardware

Aquarian Drumheads

Protection Racket Cases

Shaw Sticks