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Bob Hall – Catfish and the Bottlemen

  Hailing from North Wales, Catfish and the Bottlemen have been making waves for quite a while but ever since the release of their debut album, The Balcony, in 2014 the band has proven to be one of the finest acts British Indie Rock has to offer since the likes of Oasis. In the drum

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Gareth Brown

  With one of most extensive CV’s in the country, Gareth Brown easily earns his place in the top 10 of UK session drummers. His work includes artists like Lily Allen, Pixie Lott, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Jazmine Sullivan, The Specials,  Blue, Tiziano Ferro, Mica Paris, Will Young, The Light House Family, Lorenzo Jovanotti, Shirley Bassey, Donna Summer, Sister Sledge,

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J.M. Van Eaton

James Marcus Van Eaton was born in Memphis on December 23h, 1937 and about 20 years later was responsible for playing drums on a record which exploded onto the music world more than any other song had done up until then. The song in question was “Whole Lotta Shaking Going On” by Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Geoff Dugmore

  If your CV includes names like Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Will Young, Ronan Keating, Richard Ashcroft, Demi Lovato, Killing Joke, Dido, Johnny Hallyday and Natalie Imbruglia - just to name a few - you know you’re doing something right. If you have also played on over 50 number one’s and 90 Top

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Stanley Randolph

Stanley Randolph certainly holds one of the hottest seats in the business. Having the one and only Stevie Wonder choosing you to hold down the grooves for him is an honour in itself. Stanley had that pleasure at the humble age of 23 and has proven that he’s the perfect choice for the last 10

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Jonathan David Samuel ‘Jo’ Jones

Jo Jones was born on the 7th of October, 1911 in Chicago and I was fortunate (and surprised) to meet him while helping out in his friend Frank Ippolito’s ‘Professional Percussion’ in New York sometime in 1970! He is generally held to be the most important drummer of his time, mainly because he caused the

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Jeff Friedl

Jeff Friedl is a hard hitting workaholic. Since his move to Los Angeles in 2004, he has established himself as THE go-to rock drummer on the scene, playing for bands like A Perfect Circle, Eagles Of Death Metal, Devo, The Beta Machine, Ashes Divide and Filter - just to name a few - and earned

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Ash Soan

The name Ash Soan certainly doesn’t need any introduction anymore. Not only will you have heard him play on countless singles and albums from artists all around the world, but every drummer has at one point or another tried to tune down her/his snare drum to find that unique Ash Soan sound. Having played and

By | 2017-05-08T13:10:36+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Categories: British Drum Icons, Interviews|Tags: |Comments Off on Ash Soan

Edward Claude Cassidy

‘Ed’ Cassidy was born in 1923 and appears in this series on two counts. The first is by virtue of being ‘rock’ music’s oldest drummer, and the second is by being the first person in the sixties to have an exceedingly large drum kit. I’m not sure if anyone’s going to catch him up on

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Craig Blundell

  Craig Blundell certainly is one of the busiest and hardest working drummers in the UK. Not only will you have heard his drumming on countless records, YouTube videos and clinics, he also also composes and drums for TV and radio. Besides that, his work as a sound designer and developer for Roland gives us

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