Jeremy Hickey is a multiinstrumentalist hailing from Kilkenny City who has gained the reputation as one of Europe’s leading drummers and percussionists .
Jeremy commenced training under the tuition of Dan Breen at The Royal Irish Academy Of Music , Dublin in 1999 and for the last 15 years has been working as both a tutor and a session musician. During this time, he has curated private lessons and thought in various primary schools around the country including, St. Corban’s CBS, Naas , Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Stoneyford , Co. Kilkenny and St. Canices, Kilkenny.
Hickey is a tutor with The Irish Drum Academy in Dublin , a certified Samba Drums instructor with The Kilkenny Education Centre and has recently completed a successful summer course in The Ossory Youth Centre combining music production and performance.
When Jeremy is not in the classroom, he is performing onstage at home or abroad or in the studio under the guise R.S.A.G. aka Rarely Seen Above Ground. He has two critically acclaimed albums under his belt and a Choice Music Award nomination . He has also received the highest of accolades from the likes of RTE, The Irish Times and Hot Press Magazine . Jeremy has toured Ireland, UK, Europe and North & South America. As a session musician he has worked with local and world renowned artists and producers including Jerry Fish, Cathy Davey, Neil Hannon, Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Cat Dowling , Grammy Award winners Justice , and French outfit Bot’Ox .
Charity work over the years includes projects with Headstrong mental health and Dogs in Distress.