News: Drummer Stuff


Drumfest 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Andrew Small is a drummer known throughout the world for his amazing groove, outstanding musical knowledge and hybrid set-up. Andrew will be taking part in a three day festival that’s completely devoted to drumming this we believe is a masterclass that you really can’t miss if you wish...

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Things That Make a Great Drummer

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Still in a struggle! After being involved in drum lessons and different practices? If yes, then you should follow this lesson to make progress and take your drumming to the next level. The musical Drummer Marc Brattin highlighted some essential traits required in a great session drummer.

Being...

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Protection Racket Nutcase range

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Protection Racket has revamped and updated its Nutcase range of drum bags. To announce the re-launch, Protection Racket put together this impressive press release, which we thought was worth reading in all its glory! Enjoy. “They call themselves ‘Nutcases’ and for years they have roamed backstage,...

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The Raven Age’s Jai Patel

Monday, July 24th, 2017

It’s never going to be a bad thing having Iron Maiden as your dad. For ‘next generation of new wave of British heavy metal’ band The Raven Age, the Maiden connection is with guitarist and founding member George ‘son of Steve’ Harris. But Harris Jr has been supported from the band’s 2009...

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Jonathan Ullman shares his top tips

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

You’ll often find that in big music cities like London and LA there’s only a limited number of gigs for the drumming elite, and precious little for aspiring sessioneers trying to catch a break. But what if we told you there could be an untapped supply of session work right on your doorstep? That’s...

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Mike Portnoy talks feel over technique

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Today is my last day in my forties,” he says. “This is the perfect time to have a retrospective look at what the hell has gone on in my life!” Never mind so much what has gone in Portnoy’s 50 years, there has been a staggering amount of activity in just the half-decade. Looking back to the...

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Playin’ For The Music

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Listen to the music in any fairly hip restaurant, you know, the warm, quilt-like security offered for diners in most of the places in Greenwich Village, or some of the musician hangouts on the upper westside of Manhattan. More than likely you’ll hear a heady sampling of Carly Simon, Carol King,...

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New FireGrain drumsticks by Promark

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Promark by D’Addario has turned up the heat with its brand-new line of drumsticks called FireGrain. The new sticks feature a “revolutionary heat-tempering process” that transforms ordinary hickory drumsticks into “precision tools with unprecedented durability”. While keeping their original...

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Another fantastic Main Stage artist announced…

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Anika Nilles in association with Tama, Ahead and Meinl will bring her unique sound and impeccable technique to the London Drum Show’s Main Stage this year. Her drumming career has gone from strength to strength since her performance at the 2015 show, with her debut album Pikalar out in February...

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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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José Pasillas looks back on his career

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“There’s only so much you can do rhythmically as a drummer within a certain genre of music,” says Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas. While that might be true, Pasillas has filled his band’s eight records with enough style, panache and character to suggest that he has enough beats up his sleeve...

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Alex Acuna talks musical beginnings

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

When young Alejandro Acuña played his first gig at a dance party in his Peruvian home town, he could not have dreamed of the path his percussive life would take him. His musical family – his father was a music teacher who made percussion instruments, his five brothers all played – had...

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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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