News: Drum News

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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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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