Ben Thomas

Photo Dave Phillips Breaking through as a new artist can be tough enough, but making it from the first tour in a small van to the big stages of the world is an experience only a few session drummers will take part in. An exception is Ben Thomas. Hailing from Brighton, Ben has

By | 2019-10-28T16:05:35+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Ben Thomas

Ali Richardson

Photo - Tom JD Armstrong Hailing from Glasgow, Metalcore band ‘Bleed From Within’ have been making waves on the UK Metal scene for almost 15 years - and while there are many incredible Metal drummers out there, few manage to approach the genre with the musicality of Ali Richardson. Growing up listening to

By | 2019-12-06T05:53:27+00:00 October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Ali Richardson

Tommy Igoe

With over half a million distributed copies of his poster ‘Groove Essentials’, Tommy Igoe has made his way onto the walls of thousands of young drummers, music schools and rehearsal studios. The corresponding books and DVD’s have influenced the musical education of pretty much every drummer, and have become somewhat of a ‘bible’ for everybody

By | 2019-09-01T09:23:24+00:00 September 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Tommy Igoe

Neal Wilkinson

The name Neal Wilkinson certainly doesn’t need much introduction. Known and in-demand for his unique sound, feel and stylistic diversity, he has had a solid place in the UK session scene since the mid 80s, which soon saw him working on both sides of the Atlantic. After a busy few years in Los Angeles, Wilkinson

By | 2019-07-05T09:04:22+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Neal Wilkinson

Donavan Hepburn

Photo - Tobias Miorin In a competitive industry full of top players, a drummer who gets to keep a gig for over 13 years must be special. Introducing Donavan Hepburn… From his early beginnings playing in church in his home town of Birmingham, Hepburn soon found himself drawn towards London where professional gigs

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Luke Bullen

Photo Simon Buck With over 20 years as a successful session drummer Luke Bullen has certainly proven his place in the UK music scene. Hailing from Norwich he soon found new challenges and creative input by moving to London and completely immersing himself in the music scene. New and exciting possibilities were waiting

By | 2019-04-30T23:50:14+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Luke Bullen

Richard Spaven

In a world where it sometimes feels like a lot of drummers are chasing a similar sound, Richard Spaven’s unique approach to drumming provides a very welcome change. Comfortable in all possible genres, Spaven ‘weaves a thread of jazz throughout each one’ adding his personal note to every project while still maintaining the song at

By | 2019-02-28T13:12:03+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Richard Spaven

Russ Miller

As one of the most in demand studio drummers in Los Angeles, Russ Miller has not only recorded countless albums, TV ads and movies soundtracks, he also has gigged and toured with some of the biggest names in the business: Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner, American Idol, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Perry, Daniel Bedingfield and

By | 2019-01-31T11:39:19+00:00 February 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Russ Miller

Derrick McKenzie

Photo Leslie Ford Funk is all about tight drumming, and while many try, only a few really ever master it. One drummer at the very top of the funk game is UK’s very own Derrick McKenzie. Born and bred in London, Derrick discovered his love for rhythm at a very young age and

By | 2018-12-28T16:31:44+00:00 January 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Derrick McKenzie