News: Drum News


The Event Of The Year

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The top drum event in the UK will be here sooner than we think so get those early bird tickets before its too late. At the show there will be live performances on the main stage by some of the worlds top players, vintage kits on show and for sale for the enthusiasts who have deep pockets and feel...

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Tour Custom drum set

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 percent Maple 6- ply shells using the company’s proprietary staggered diagonal seam shell construction, building a thin drum shell that will start round and stay round. Other features include 2.3mm vintage inverted Dyna-Hoops that help focus the...

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Heirloom stainless steel snare drum

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

To honour over 100 years of Ludwig craftsmanship, the drum manufacturer has released the Heirloom stainless steel snare drum. Decorated with a custom laser-etched Heirloom Band – which has never been seen on any Ludwig snare drum before – this is a stunning addition to Ludwig’s American series...

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BeatMirror tempo tracker app

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Most musicians at one time or another have had a stressful time with the metronome. Spending time playing to a click is imperative if you want to improve your musical skill, but fighting against the click can be a sure fire way of kicking you even further out of time and causing a lot of frustration,...

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Drummer John Blackwell Dies.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

We are sorry to report this that John Blackwell Jr, the influential drummer known for working with big name acts such as Prince, Pattie LaBelle, P Diddy, Justin Timberlake and many more, has sadly died at the age of 43. A personal hero of ours , Blackwell was known for his inventive and varied drumming...

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Remo’s DrummerNight line-up

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

More names have been added to the Ambassadors of the Drumming who will gather together for Remo’s DrummerNight, which will raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. On September 23rd, no less than 16 drumming legends will take the stage with an all-star line-up of musicians at The UK Drum Show in...

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Dream Cymbals and J.Leiva showcase at Johnny Roadhouse

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Manchester drum store Johnny Roadhouse is hosting a taster evening to showcase new products from Canada’s Dream Cymbals and Spain’s J.Leiva Percussion. The authorised Dream and J.Leiva dealer is keeping its doors open beyond closing time on Wednesday 5th July in conjunction with wholesaler SVM...

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New LP Aspire

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In celebration of its nearly 50-year relationship with Grammy Award-winning Latin rock icon Carlos Santana, Latin Percussion (LP) has added a new series of eye-catching bongos, congas and a timbale bell to its Aspire line of percussion instruments. The new instruments feature the memorable “Santana...

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DW Design Series Snare

Monday, May 29th, 2017

DW took a rolled 1mm, bead-reinforced, all-brass shell and decked it out with everything the Design Series has to offer. There’s little doubt that this snare drum will more than get the job done in any musical situation. This studio-quality snare is high-end in every way, except for its modest...

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Shaw M-Class drum hardware

Friday, May 5th, 2017

A new range of British-designed drum hardware produced by Shaw Percussion is now available in the UK from The Music Shipping Company. The M-Class is a lighter, double-braced range suitable for all drummers up to pro level. It shares many features of Shaw’s top of the range K-Class hardware, including...

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Ziv Ravitz Talks about His New Album

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

“It’s hard to define what jazz is these days,” Ziv Ravitz says. “In the end, it’s the spirit of everything being possible.” A drummer of fervent energy and inventive interplay, Ravitz freely blends elements of jazz, world music, avant-garde, and rock. His complex, fluid grooves and shifting...

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London Drum Show 2017

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

For the first time ever we are offering you the opportunity to buy Super Early Bird tickets to the ultimate weekend for drummers from just £15 – but hurry, this offer ends in one week. We have some great new features planned for the 2017 show, from our Vintage Drum Showcase to learning how...

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DW Drums donates Prince tribute kit

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

The Grammy Museum has acquired the five-piece DW Drums Collector’s Series drum kit played during Bruno Mars’ tribute to the late musical icon Prince at this year’s awards show. The five-piece set was donated to the Museum’s permanent collection by the California-based drum manufacturer...

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What Does The Budget Actually Mean For Drum Teachers?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Millions of self-employed music teachers face a stealth tax rise of 2 per cent in national insurance contributions, Philip Hammond has announced. The announcement starts the process to bring the tax rate in line with employed workers. The move is a response to the current situation, which sees...

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Limited Edition Collector’s Series kits

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

To mark the occasion, the DW has been given the distinct honour of being the first-ever drum manufacturer to be allowed to responsibly harvest Norwegian Spruce from the famed Paneveggio Forest in Northern Italy for the purpose of creating the drumsets.  “Il Bosco Che Suona” (“The Singing Woods,”)...

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