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Learn to Play Day

Event: Learn to Play Day Activity: FREE Musical Instrument lessons for ALL Date: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2017 Location: Nationwide over 120 participating music shops and venues Organiser: Music for All (Registered Charity): Aim to promote the substantial and wide ranging benefits of music making   Ambassadors: Including Gareth Malone OBE, Dame Evelyn

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Learn to Play Day

Pierre van der Linden Releases His First Solo Album

Legendary focus drummer Pierre van der Linden releases his first solo album. Pierre van der Linden, the drummer in legendary Dutch band Focus, has released his first solo album entitled “Drum Poetry” for fans and students of his varied drumming styles and techniques. Pierre’s drumming can be heard in numerous rock, jazz and improvisational bands,

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Pierre van der Linden Releases His First Solo Album

Jim Macaulay joins Dream Cymbals

Jim Macaulay (The Stranglers) joins the Dream Cymbals Jim Macaulay, drummer for New Wave legends The Stranglers, is the latest high-profile artist to join the Dream Cymbals artist roster in the U.K. Dream Cymbals has extended its family of U.K. artists with the addition of Jim Macaulay who plays for Punk/New Wave heroes The Stranglers.

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Jim Macaulay joins Dream Cymbals

Mark Guiliana Masterclass and Clinic Tour

Stunning US drummer Mark Guiliana is coming to the UK for an exclusive masterclass and clinic tour! Mikedolbear.com and the Mike Dolbear Affiliated Drum Schools around the UK are very pleased to announce the tour in May and June 2017. In association with Gretsch, Sabian, DW, Vic Firth and Remo, there will be nine events

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Benny Greb to headline the RCM Festival of Percussion

Benny Greb tops the list of 2017 performers, which includes percussion quartet Amadinda, the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Timpani and Percussion Sections and drummer Ralph Salmins Family workshops and performances to be given by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment with percussion duo O Duo and The Lion King percussionist Damien Manning Benny Greb

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Young Drummer Of The Year 2017 is Anmol Mohara

And the winner of YDOTY 2017 has been announced as Anmol Mohara from Aldershot, who delivered an outstanding performance. Congratulations to all who took part - all the hundreds of entrants, the Final 40 and the Final 10. The standard was exceptional, as it always seems to be, and getting better each year. Thanks also

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New Zildjian Rides

The ride cymbal can be an enigma, albeit a nice one. That’s why the world needs choices. And, the more the merrier in my book. The search for the ‘perfect’ ride cymbal can be ongoing for many and an absolute for others. For me, out of the several dozen or so rides I own, I

By | July 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on New Zildjian Rides

Mapex Mars Drum Kit

Mapex continues to move forward with the drums it offers and the kit up for review this time around is a Mars series five piece rock shell pack. This is a kit aimed at the budget end of the market. The review Mars kit featured 10x7 and 12x8 mounted toms, a 16x14 floor tom, a

By | April 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Mapex Mars Drum Kit
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