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Music Director job available to lead a top music organisation.

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

This is a great job for a musician with a good business mind and man management skills. Wiltshire Young Musicians (WYM) is an independent charitable organisation that provides ensemble provision for children and young people in the West and North areas of Wiltshire. It runs a host of vibrant ensembles...

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How to Promote your Band: Before, During, and After the Show

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Even if you write and perform the most original, technically challenging, and ear-pleasing music out there, it will mean nothing if you don’t have fans. Promotion is a huge part of being in a band, especially when you are taking part in a competition like Battle of the Bands. Learn how to get your...

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Remo Xtreme Drumhead Free Re-Head.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Drummers will be please to hear that featuring at this year’s show London Drum Show 2015 is the Remo Xtreme Drum Head Presentation – the biggest range of endurance snare heads ever presented at one show. LDS 2015 Artist Drumhead Packs and accessories available throughout the show –...

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David Letterman Wants To Buy Your Drums!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

David Letterman (you know the Jonathan Ross of US TV) has recently retired from his day job, but we believe he may be taking up the drums in his retirement. Here is a video showing the bands that he has gone straight to the heart of the band – the drummer and asked about the drums and in some...

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Create Your Bands Stage Plot For Gigs & Festivals

Monday, May 25th, 2015

There is much more to being ready for a gig than simply rehearsing  your band until you can play all your songs with your eyes closed. Communicating with the gig venue before you get there can make the difference between a very stressful setup and a great sounding show. You will make the lives of...

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My Drum Lessons at Radio One Big Weekend In Norwich

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

We where lucky enough to get a few tickets for the BBC Festival in Earlham Park in Norwich for this weekend where acts like The Foo Fighters, Muse and Kill It Kid are playing. We plan to review each band giving a score between 0 (Steps) and 10 (Led Zeppelin) for musicianship, entertainment and music...

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Win prizes by doing UK Music’s industry research

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The UK Music is gving some great prizes away including production products from Focusrite,  a Scarlett Solo Studio Pack, a Novation Launchpad and iTrack Pocket, alongside 10 tickets for both Calling at Clapham and Leeds Festival courtesy of Live Nation, for those filling in the Measuring Music...

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Drummers hard work pays off with a Brit Award.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Drummer Chris ‘Woody’ Wood is as high as a kite with his BRIT award-winning band BASTILLE. Their amazing rise continues unabated and as you’ll hear, Woody had to pull out all the stops to squeeze his first ever masterclass performance last Year into the band’s hectic schedule.


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Top Drummer Gives Students Drum Lessons

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Mark Mondesir a Yamaha Music drummer has announced a series of drum clinics. A Yamaha drummer since 1998, Mondesir has become World renowned for his exceptional drumming talent, and has worked with artists like Courtney Pine, John Scofield, Jeff Beck, The London Symphony Orchestra, Pee Wee Ellis...

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Enter to Win the “NOT Tom Sawyer Contest”

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In honor of Rush’s 40th Anniversary Tour, we invite you to film yourself doing your very best tribute to legendary Rush drummer, Neil Peart. Send us your “Moving Pictures” (aka a video) of you playing along to your favorite Rush song for a chance to win a Performance Series Time...

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Top Drummer Gives You A Drum Lesson.

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Music retailer PMT (Professional Music Technology) are proud to announce that the DTX Roadshow is coming to their Birmingham store to demonstrate Yamaha’s award winning electronic drum range and showcasing the new products for 2015.

Led by Yamaha UK’s DTX Demonstrator Simon Edgoose, sessions...

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Top studio engineer tells you how to record drums

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Let’s get started with your mix, and what better way to show you than with a real example. Through this guide, you will gain insights from a top engineer, who has worked alongside Mike Oldfield and Roger Waters as a session musician; he also owns a specialist record label named Dammit Music....

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Kornel Horvath and Gabor Dornyei at London Drum Show 2015.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

From haunting moments of silence to sudden onslaughts of raging rhythmic roar, the combined energy and technique of tHUNder Duo translates into waves of funky grooves, wild solos, and “odd times” that elevate listeners into a space where drums and percussion rule the world. This is tHUNder...

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Justin Bieber stops by to play the drums on The Late Show.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

What are your thoughts when we mention the name ‘Justin Bieber’? OK before you go running for a sick bucket just check out this video. Its when the late show was rolling its end credits and who is on the drums with the house band – you guessed it, its JB. ‘So what’ we...

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Drum Business Is Expanding.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Headstock Distribution has appointed Ian Aguado-Bush as product manager of its percussion division, which represents Zildjian and Tama in the UK and Ireland. The appointment comes as part of the company’s ongoing strategy to grow its roster of distributed brands, having invested in the expansion...

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