Preston Heyman he is an Anglo American producer, drummer and percussionist, whose career spans five decades. Best known for his collaborations with Kate Bush he has also contributed to many hit recordings and worked with a diverse range of artists including Terence Trent D’arby, Tin Tin Out, Massive Attack, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner and a Grammy Award winning film soundtrack with Mike Oldfield.
Heyman’s first chart success came as a member of British R+B funk band Gonzalez Drumming on their worldwide disco hit “I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet”. He had long been a fan and was asked by bandleader sax player Mick Eve to join them on the eve of dates supporting Bob Marley on his Hammersmith Odeon shows. This led to many studio sessions as the Gonzalez rhythm and brass sections were always in demand especially with visiting U.S. artists.
In 1985 Kim Wilde asked Preston to join her band and he spent most of that year with her in France doing T.V. shows and concerts and appears in the video for her top 20 single “Rage to Love” which received a remix by Dave Edmunds.