Join us in store on Saturday 26th April from 12pm for a day of all British drums & percussion.
Come and meet the players and manufacturers behind the brands that make us proud to be British: Carrera Drums, Matt Nolan Cymbals, Bill Sanders Practice Pads, Noonan Drums, Cymbal Magic & Drumsense.
Special guests including Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Bob Henrit (signing his book ‘Banging On’), Dougal Butler (signing his book ‘The Full Moon’), Colin Woolway from Drumsense & Morgan Simpson (’Young Drummer Of The Year’ winner 2014)
Carrera Drums: Hand built in the UK Carrera drums will be launching a new range alongside some special one off snare drums. Come and chat to Dave Carrera himself, try the drums first hand and meet some of the drummers who choose this best of British brand.
Noonan Drums: Master drum builder Gary Noonan will be displaying some custom built snare drums for you to hear.
Matt Nolan Cymbals: Matt works metals with hammers, anvils and fire to create fine musical instruments such as cymbals, gongs, tam-tams, triangles. Making instruments for drummers, percussionists, composers, symphony orchestras, touring and recording artists and art collectors from all over the world, Matt will be displaying some of his innovative cymbals and effects for you to try.
Cymbal Magic: Cymbal Magic offer the finest and most comprehensive cymbal repair and modification service available in the UK. The quality of their work and consistent track record makes for many happy customers. Bring your own cracked cymbal for modification and come and try some of their latest creations.
Bill Sanders Practice Pads: Bill Sanders practice kits have a reputation that is unsurpassed. With the benefit of 30 years of research and development, they simply are the best, most flexible, hardwearing study aids available to Drummers & Percussionists today.
Drumsense: Book a one to one lesson with our guest drum teacher for the day, Drumsense founder Colin Woolway. Colin's specialist subjects include The Drumsense 8 bar pattern, modern rudiments and drum kit application, Latin, soloing, twin pedal, techniques old & new and phrasing. He will be available for a limited number of lessons throughout the day – so book early! (£45 per hour).
Nick Mason: Needs no introduction: drummer and founding member of legendary band, Pink Floyd and Foote’s No1 Fan.
Bob Henrit: The legendary British drummer whose unerring sense of timing and rhythmic flair provided the rock solid base for Adam Faith, The Roulettes, Cliff Richard, The Kinks, Argent, The Zombies, Don McLean, Richie Havens, Ringo Starr, Colin Blunstone, Unit 4 + 2, Genesis, Richard Anthony, Roger Daltrey, Leo Sayer and Ian Matthews. Bob will be signing his new book ‘Banging On’, a hugely entertaining memoir illustrated with a wealth of photographs and personal recollections of Keith Moon, David Bowie, The Shadows, Queen, The Hollies, Sandie Shaw to name a few.
Peter ‘Dougal’ Butler: In 1967 Peter 'Dougal' Butler became a roadie for the Who and their mercurial genius drummer Keith Moon. Soon he would be Moon's personal assistant, chauffeur, and all-purpose wingman. The ride lasted a tumultuous ten years, ending just prior to Moon's untimely death in 1978. "Full Moon" is Butler's memoir of that ride: essential reading for Who fans, and a masterclass in the mayhem caused by rock.
Morgan Simpson: This years winner of the Mike Dolbear ‘Young Drummer Of The Year’ award. Come and meet Soultone cymbal artist Morgan, the top new young player in the country.
Vruk Pedals: Come and meet Mr Vruk and see this unique bass drum pedal attachment in action!