News: Drummer Stuff

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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Mike Clark will perform at the London Drum Show

Monday, June 26th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that the ‘Tony Williams of funk’ Mike Clark will perform at the show in November. Mike gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s...

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Lenny Castro Joins Innovative Percussion

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

For the past 40 years, Castro has remained a first-call session and touring percussionist who works with the world’s top musical artists. Castro’s long list of credits includes The Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Toto, Rickie Lee Jones, The Eagles, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, Kid Rock,...

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Setting up drum triggers

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Combining electronics with acoustic drums has become increasingly more common in recent years and is now easier to do than ever. Here’s how you can go hybrid in just five easy steps… The first step is to select suitable trigger types for your chosen application. Be aware that bass drums...

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Yamaha launches drum competition

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Yamaha Drums is now inviting entries for #FUTUREBEAT ’17, its latest drumming competition, which will offer a vast array of prizes and maximum exposure for drummers aged 18 years and under. The national drumming competition launched last year attracted over 200 entries, showcasing 50 of the UK’s...

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Ray Bauduc Had His Own Style

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Strongly influenced by both Baby Dodds and Zutty Singleton, Ray Bauduc was Singleton’s counterpart in the white Dixieland revival. His style was an intriguing combination of vaudeville, ragtime, and the basic New Orleans rhythms he’d grown up absorbing.

Bauduc was born in New Orleans in...

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The First True Drumming Idol

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Chick was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 10, 1907. He suffered from tuberculosis of the spine, which left him badly crippled. It wasn’t until he underwent a painful operation as a child that he was able to use his feet. Ironically, it was this childhood trauma that inevitably led Webb towards...

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The shoes to fill are big

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

“People like Gar Samuelson, Nick Menza and all the other drummers that played in the band, like Jimmy DeGrasso, Shawn Drover, Chris Adler from Lamb of God who recommended me to the band  those are all top notch people, so it’s… Yeah, I’m doing my best! The goal for me and...

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Hard-hitting rocker makes his picks

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

When we speak to the hard-hitting rocker not only has he recently foiled a fraudster, but he has also just laid down a track for his band Martone and is in the midst of the sessions for a brand new Nickelback record, Feed The Machine, due for release this June. With a deadline for the latter looming,...

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Need the perfect gift for your dad

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t found the perfect gift for your dad just yet, look no further. Tickets to the London Drum Show are a thoughtful gift that will score major points with dad, you can buy them without moving from your seat AND you don’t need...

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Dan Flint talks

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Ten years in and UK chart-toppers You Me At Six are going from strength to strength. Dan Flint, the band’s self-loathing, rim-playing drum hero explains how they’ve done it. “We had the ten-year anniversary of our band so we wanted to take a step back,” You Me At Six’s Dan Flint told us...

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Michael Bland shares his incredible stories

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Michael Bland is the type of guy who could literally talk for hours and never cease to be surprising, enlightening, and downright hilarious. Having been discovered by Prince at an early age and enlisted as one of the founding members of his long-running New Power Generation, and later becoming a revered...

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Carmine Appice Talks

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

In 1967, the U.S. was convulsing as old modes of thinking gave way to innovations that would resonate for decades to come. The Vietnam War raged on, civil rights riots erupted from Detroit to Newark, the Space Race was promising that we’d conquer the moon, and New York’s Vanilla Fudge scored its...

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Yuval Lion Talks

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Enjoying a long run at New York’s Public Theater, the rock opera Joan of Arc: Into the Fire features a striking young actress/vocalist adorned in chain mail, sixteen male dancer/singers, and a rock band that pumps out David Byrne’s original score like it’s the last performance on planet earth....

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London Drum Show

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

We are excited to reveal that Rascal Flatts drummer and bandleader and all-round awesome clinician Jim Riley will hold a Masterclass and an Education Stage session at the 2017 show. He will join Jimmy Chamberlin, Andy Gangadeen, Kaz Rodriguez, Steve White and Ian Palmer, plus more to be announced,...

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