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Josh Dion – Clinic & Paris Monster Gig – 30th January

  Bell Music and Mike Dolbear Present Josh Dion & Paris Monster January 30th at 8pm, doors open at 7pm Tickets £10 (see bottom of page) Bell Music, 5-6 Greenock Road, Acton, London, W3 8DU No physical tickets will be sent out prior to the clinic day. Just keep your order confirmation email with you

By | 2018-01-20T23:52:25+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Josh Dion – Clinic & Paris Monster Gig – 30th January

Drum Tech Stories – An Introduction

This month were very pleased to start a new series, written by Martin Oldham. Many of you will know him already for his Drum Teching and writing, but for those that don't, we thought we'd ask him a few questions so you know where he's coming from when his articles start next month. Who are

By | 2018-01-13T00:04:27+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Drum Tech Stories – An Introduction

Zildjian Company To Acquire Mike Balter Mallets

  The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Mike Balter Mallet Company, the world’s largest percussion mallet manufacturer. “We’ve long respected Mike as a first call percussionist and drummer who founded his own business to address a void in the marketplace, and grew his

By | 2018-01-14T00:05:42+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Zildjian Company To Acquire Mike Balter Mallets

Meet The YDOTY Final Ten!

The Final Ten..! The following drummers are those who will be going to Leamington Spa on 4th February for the final of Young Drummer Of The Year 2018! So here they are, telling us a little about themselves. If you want to see what sort of standard YDOTY is, check out the videos of last

By | 2018-01-14T23:47:17+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Meet The YDOTY Final Ten!

Ludwig Release the Raw Brass Shell Snare Drum

  After the huge success of the Raw Copperphonic series, Ludwig and Active Music are excited to announce that the latest addition to the World renowned series of USA snare drums will be the Raw Brass. At the core of the Raw Brass snare is a 1.2mm seamless machine drawn brass shell which is the

By | 2018-01-14T00:15:05+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Ludwig Release the Raw Brass Shell Snare Drum

Stanton Moore’s SMDA Lessons – #2 – New Applications of the Steve Gadd Mozambique

Hello! and welcome to the second lesson on mikedolbear.com from my Stanton Moore Drum Academy! Over the next few months we'll look at different topics to give you an idea of what you can find over at SMDA. This is a well-known groove that Steve Gadd has played and utilized in many different ways.  In

By | 2018-01-15T09:53:50+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Stanton Moore’s SMDA Lessons – #2 – New Applications of the Steve Gadd Mozambique

Pump Up The Volume (or turn it down if necessary…) – Gain

Well, that's a weird thing to be writing a blog about surely? Gain? Are you sure? Absolutely. Its one of the most misunderstood things when it comes to electronic drums. Get it wrong and your pads act like switches – hit them and they make a noise at one level. Get it correct and you

By | 2017-12-31T13:44:23+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Categories: Seriously Wired|Comments Off on Pump Up The Volume (or turn it down if necessary…) – Gain

Stanton Moore Drum Academy Celebrates One Year Anniversary With New Promotional Trailer

Celebrating the one year anniversary of StantonMooreDrumAcademy.com, world renowned player and teacher, Stanton Moore is happy to announce the release of the brand new promotional trailer for his one-of-a-kind online drum academy. Established in 2016, Stanton Moore Drum Academy has proven itself as the quintessential platform for anyone to learn how to play or improve

By | 2017-12-14T13:57:07+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Stanton Moore Drum Academy Celebrates One Year Anniversary With New Promotional Trailer

Stanton Moore’s SMDA Lessons – Number 1 – Go-Go

Hello! and welcome to the first lesson on mikedolbear.com from my Stanton Moore Drum Academy! Over the next few months we'll look at different topics to give you an idea of what you can find over at SMDA. In this first lesson, we’ll cover a few Go-Go inspired beats that I've come up with over

By | 2017-12-16T22:58:07+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Education|Comments Off on Stanton Moore’s SMDA Lessons – Number 1 – Go-Go

mikedolbear.com 2018 Young Drummer Of The Year, Final 10!

The YDOTY 2018, sponsored by the British Drum Company and the UK Drum Show, is very pleased to announce the final 10 drummers in the competition, to be held on Sunday 4th February. There were over 250 entries for the 2018 competition, and the level was exceptionally high, but from that number, the drummers who

By | 2018-01-07T10:35:25+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on mikedolbear.com 2018 Young Drummer Of The Year, Final 10!
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