Jonathan Atkinson. As a freelance drummer and programmer based in London, Jonathan has toured with many artists, including:
Paul Young, Alexander O'Neal, Midge Ure, Gloria Gaynor, Belinda Carlisle, The Supremes, Nik Kershaw, The Pointer Sisters, Kim Wilde, The Three Degrees, Michael Ball, Rick Astley, Errol Brown, Tavares, Go West, ABC, Five Star, Nick Heyward, Curiosity Killed The Cat, China Crisis, The Emotions, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, The Real Thing, Sinitta, Shalamar, Boney M, Altered Images, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Toyah, Limahl, Bucks Fizz, and Sony artist The Alice Band for whom he was musical director.
His recording credits include several projects for Beatles' producer Sir George Martin (including tracks for Celine Dion, and Phil Collins). Jonathan Atkinson has also recorded tracks for Grammy nominated producer Chris Sheldon, BBC's Doctor Who (Album and TV series), Japanese Megastar Kaela Kimura (Japanese #1 Album Feb'07), Universal artist Hayley Westenra (fastest selling UK debut artist), Sir Willard White (top 20 classical album), Kim Ritchie (twice US #1 singer songwriter), The Alice Band (top 5 UK radio hit), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Music for the Millenium Dome, Music for Millenium Remembrance Day, cult rock band Velvet Jones, tracks for Toyah, T'Pau, Swing Out Sister and Keith Harris and Orville.
Jonathan Atkinson has also played on many soundtrack recordings, including ads for McDonalds, Marks and Spencer, and Argos, also the movies Lucky Star, and the award winning Pilgrim.
Jonathan Atkinson composed, produced and played on the music for hit Channel 5 TV series Roobarb and Custard Too, and also forthcoming Cartoon Network series Fluffy Gardens.
His West End theatre credits include Bombay Dreams (where Jonathan wrote and programmed the drum parts used in the West End and on Broadway),and Dirty Dancing. He has also worked on Billy Elliot, Mama Mia, Spamalot, Whistle Down the Wind, The Producers, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, The Witches of Eastwick, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar and Tell Me On A Sunday.
Jonathan Atkinson has also appeared on TV backing many artists including Bette Midler, Kim Wilde, UB40,The Alice Band, Ute Lemper, and Billy Gilman.
In 2007 Jonathan Atkinson has mostly spent working on Kim Wilde's sell out European tour, including playing at the EU's 50th birthday celebration in front of 115,000 fans!
2007 saw Jonathan Atkinson touring with Gloria Gaynor and Kim Wilde. Also The Best Disco In Town tour in May, (featuring Rose Royce, Tavares, The Three Degrees and The Real Thing). Also festival dates with Belinda Carlisle, Go West, ABC, The Weather Girls, Midge Ure, and Paul Young.