Jon Dette

  What fascinates us about metal music. The heavy guitars? The screaming vocals? Sure that’s nice, but what would metal music be without heavy, fast, frantic drums?! One of the masters of that field is Jon Dette. We all have those first albums we started playing drums too, but Jon managed to go from teaching

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Liam Kearley

In a time where most music just seems a tiny bit too polished to make it radio friendly, one Brighton based band delivers an answer. Since their debut album ‘Statues’ hit the market in 2016, prog-rockers Black Peaks success has been on a straight incline taking them from playing Brighton's little bars straight to Wembley

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Jost Nickel

  The first time we interviewed Jost Nickel for mikedolbear.com was in 2012, when he appeared at Meinl Festival alongside Benny Greb and Onkel as ‘Drio’. A lot has changed since then; although Jost is still one of Germany’s top musicians, most notably playing for chart busting singer Jan Delay for the last decade, he

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Smiley

  Another name for the list of ‘UK’s hardest working drummers’ is Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard. Besides having a busy touring and recording schedule he also works as a songwriter, producer and runs his own ‘Sunshine Corner Studio’. After having been the first live drummer for Robbie Williams solo career, Smiley's career exploded and got him

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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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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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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

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