Joe Donovan

  LUU Refectory England has a long held reputation for bringing out some of the worlds finest indie bands; and Stockport based ‘Blossoms’ are out to prove this once again. Formed in 2013, with the first album in 2016, and a Mercury Price nomination in 2017, is quite a journey for a first

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Dennis Chambers

Taking his first steps behind the drum kit at the tender age of four, nobody knew back then that Dennis Chambers had set out on a career that would make him one of the most recognised names in drumming history. Joining Parliament/Funkadelic at the age of 18 really kickstarted young Dennis’ career and, together with

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Chris Maas – Mumford & Sons

Born and bred in Luxembourg, Chris Maas’ decision for a life as a pro musician came at a very young age. His dads support, his years of learning at the musical conservatory, and finally his move to London, paved the way to the big stages, and quickly raised Chris's profile on the UK drum scene.

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Emanuel Harrold – Gregory Porter

Photo courtesy of Simon Engelbert/ Photogroove Born into a family of award winning musicians, Emanuel Harrold grew up within a rich musical heritage and was exposed to a variety of instruments from a very young age. His move to New York brought him under the mentorship of drumming greats such as Bernard Purdie

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Matty Brown

Being born into a family of musicians, Matty Brown’s journey into music began even before his first birthday. Mentored by his dad and uncle, both deeply rooted in the UK music scene, he was off to a strong start, but it became far more serious when he won the Young Drummer of the Year competition

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Daru Jones

Jazz and hip hop influenced swag grooves with a hint of church background, a producer's hat on and an eye-catching set up - that’s Daru Jones. His unique style has made him an in demand drummer in his recent home base Brooklyn, NY playing for the likes of Jack White, Slum Village, Talib Kweli, Jon

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Adam Betts

Adam Betts has been shaping young drummers careers as a tutor at the renowned BIMM London for years - amongst them mine - but his work outside the class room is even more impressive. With a jazz degree from the Royal College of Music and a background in rock and funk drumming, Adam found himself

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Freddy Sheed

Photo by Cameron Brisbane Even at just the age of 23, Freddy Sheed’s CV already holds names like The 1975, Leona Lewis, Busted, Take That, John Newman and many more. Currently on the road with Lily Allen and long-term gig The Japanese House, Freddy not only swings the sticks but also works as

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Stanton Moore

Photo Marc Pagani Stanton Moore is well known not just for being a founding member of New Orleans based jazz-funk band Galactic, but also for his vivid solo career, which has expanded well beyond the borders of his hometown, New Orleans. While releasing multiple solo records, and working with his own trio, Moore

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Jay Postones

  Prog drumming has always been in a different league. Combining the finesse of odd time signatures and intricate rhythms with the raw hard hitting of metal drumming certainly requires a special kind of skill. One UK drummer who’s got this down is Jay Postones. Spending his childhood in various bands and orchestras, Jay quickly

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