News: Drum News


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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Band Looking For A Drummer

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

We have been asked by a top Norfolk band to find a drummer for them. Here are the drum details they gave to us – We’re an original band, got a few more songs to record for our album, already written, been nominated twice in the golden kayak awards in America for best new song of the year...

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Jeff Lardner joins Sakae Drums

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

When it comes to professional drummers in the UK, there are few capable of excelling in such a wide diversity of styles as Lardner. This includes working with Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Mark Knopfler, Georgie Fame, The London Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band.

He is also a regular fixture...

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(RBI) has announced that it has purchased Toca Percussion

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

For over 55 years, RBI has built a network of clinicians, educators, musicians, and customer support staff focused on bringing quality musical instruments and music education products to students, educators and classrooms around the world. RBI has long been a leader in the development and distribution...

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Rust Patina Snare Drum

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Through some careful techniques and plenty of patience, the outer finish on this drum is real rust formed over a special iron power compound. Once the desired level of rust is obtained it is then sealed in with a dead matt lacquer. Very much a vintage chic look all round.

The Liberty drums...

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Roland TD-50KV Tour at PMT

Friday, December 9th, 2016

High-profile drummer and clinician Craig Blundell will be bringing the Roland TD-50KV Tour to PMT Nottingham on Monday 12th December. Blundell has been playing drums for over 30 years and has built up his profile and reputation over the last few years as a true ambassador for British drumming on...

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Liberty Drums The future is boutique

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Liberty Drums CEO Andrew Street reveals why he thinks the future is boutique and why retailers need to start getting more bespoke brands in store. How did the company begin and what’s your background in the industry? The company was registered as Liberty Drums in 2006. It was birthed from many...

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Animal Custom Drums

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Animal Custom Drums’ Carl Gavins discusses why manufacturers need to put the work into promoting their brands, how the Brexit vote has affected his costs, and why you need to have faith in customer demand. How did the company begin and what’s your background in the industry?

I started...

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London Drum Show 2016

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

New to 2016, we have added three extra show features to help you make the most of your visit to the London Drum Show. It’s now just over three weeks away, so if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, buy them now to save money off the on-the-door price. The Percussion Village is a brand...

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Legacy Percussion Brand Brings Together Artists

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Latin Percussion (LP) recently hosted artist “family reunion” events in both New York and Los Angeles. LP artists were joined by staff and executives from LP’s parent company, Drum Workshop Inc. to celebrate the legacy and to toast the future of the more than 50-year-old percussion brand.

“LP...

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YML Drum Fest ‘16

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Yamaha is launching a new free four-day music festival devoted entirely to drumming. From Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October, Yamaha Music London in Wardour Street, Soho will present YML Drum Fest ’16. It will offer a feast of live drumming and drum workshops, plus an exclusive 360-degree Virtual...

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