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On the road – Cherisse’s tour diary as she takes to the road with Simple Minds

"This is Part 1 of Cherisse's tour diary as she takes to the road with Simple Minds around Europe. The band started in Essen and are doing more intimate theatre shows - a total of 57 gigs. Its been on about two weeks now so the band are getting into the swing. Check out how

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , |0 Comments

Meinl Cymbal Tuners

We are a funny lot when it comes to things that potentially break with what we find as ‘traditional’. When something new does come along which is a little less usual we have a tendency to look at it with either love and fascination, or a questioning ‘why’? In this case, the new Cymbal Tuners

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

Mitch Mitchell

John Graham "Mitch" Mitchell was born on 9 July 1946 in Ealing, Middlesex, UK to Phyliss (née Preston) and Thomas J Mitchell. As a teenager, he starred in a children's television programme, which was very much part of the formative years of the Baby Boomers generation of which I was an unknowing member. The TV programme was called ‘Jennings

Meinl Drum Festival 2017

Benny Greb About Benny Greb Benny Greb was born in 1980 and began playing drums at the age of six. Initially self taught, he began his full time studies in 1997 and quickly made a name for himself in the international drumming scene. His drumming is slick, full of musicality and finesse. It

Remo presents “DRUMMERNIGHT”

In association with the major drum and cymbal companies, Remo will once again present DrummerNight, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 23rd September 2017 as part of The UK Drum Show. Diplomats of the Drumming world will gather to celebrate the many millions of hits that

OCDP Introduces Limited Edition Maple Hybrid Snare

Thousand Oaks, CA - April 2017... Orange County Drum & Percussion (OCDP) maple snares are valued for their excellent projection, fine tone, and great looks. The new OCDP Limited Edition Maple Hybrid 14 x 6.5-inch Snare displays all of these attributes and then some. The new hybrid snare employs special blended, 6-ply maple/poplar shells that

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April 5th, 2017 - Bad Berleburg, Germany. Sonor, one of the world’s leading drums and percussion manufacturers, today introduces their new SQ1 Series, a new dimension in sound. SQ1 drums are made of pure European Birch and feature ´Sound Sustainers´, a true innovation in drum technology that offers unparalleled sustain and better projection. Together with

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