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English drummer

Budgie is ...


Born 21 August 1957 in St Helens
Age 65 years, 10 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United Kingdom
Birth name Peter Edward Clarke
Occupation drummer and songwriter
Instrument drum kit
Genre new wave and post-punk
Nickname Budgie
Member of Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits and The Creatures

About Budgie

Budgie, born Peter Edward Clarke on August 21, 1957, is an English drummer known for his innovative and influential style. He first gained recognition as a member of the post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, where he helped create their signature sound with his use of tribal rhythms and unconventional percussion.

Throughout his career, Budgie has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including John Cale, The Creatures, and The Slits. He has also been a member of several other bands, including The Cry, The Spitfire Boys, and The Slits.

Budgie's drumming style is characterized by his use of unconventional techniques and his ability to blend different genres and rhythms. He has been praised for his ability to create complex and intricate rhythms while still maintaining a strong sense of groove and melody.

In addition to his work as a drummer, Budgie is also a talented songwriter and composer. He has contributed to many of the songs he has played on, and has also released several solo albums.

Despite his many accomplishments, Budgie remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with the drums, and his influence can be heard in the work of countless musicians around the world.


- "Budgie (musician)." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 20 Aug. 2021,

- "Budgie." AllMusic, All Media Network,

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