About Silver Sounds

Over 50?  That’s  the only qualification you need to join the band at our daytime rehearsals in Brighton. No musical experience is required but we guarantee you’ll have a good time.


Telephone Nancy Gater 01273 301002  (email nancy.gater@ntlworld.com)

Or Sue Bullock 01273 682133  (email  sue.bullock@hotmail.co.uk)

Paul Deretti Dodd has been playing drums for over 30 years but in the last 22 he has immersed himself into the authentic Brazilian drumming style. He has made a particular study of the cultural roots in Brazilian Carnival music and dance and has travelled extensively to Africa and South America in pursuit of his musical passion.

Since it's inception Paul has been leader of Silver Sounds for most of the time. His boundless enthusiasm and energy has provided a constant inspiration to the band. This has been reflected in the many Silver Sounds performances around Sussex where the audience, young and old, are encouraged to participate.

With specialist knowledge of Maracatu Carnival music from the North East of Brazil Paul also leads the carnival company “Cruzeiro Do Sul” a band which consists of over 50 dancers and drummers. Paul is also an accomplished member of local groups specialising in Folkloric and South American Groove.

Paul is well known for his drum and dance workshops with many community projects. In particular the many special needs group schools, including 'Unified Rhythm' His work in corporate training programmes has involved him travelling worldwide where his skills are in great demand.

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