News (General)

Derby Drummer Neil Cooper Launches Music Tutor’s Hero Website

Derby drummer Neil Cooper from alternative rock band Therapy? has launched a new website ‘Music Tutor's Hero’ this week, helping self-employed music teachers deliver interactive lessons for pupils and parents whilst enhancing their teaching business. Music teachers who provide independent instrumental and vocal lessons in schools, homes and music shops across the country will have

By | 2018-06-14T22:58:34+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Derby Drummer Neil Cooper Launches Music Tutor’s Hero Website

Jon Hiseman RIP

It’s with profound surprise and deep regret that we have to report the passing of our pal and every drummer of my era’s mentor: the great Jon Hiseman. Jon died at 03.55 on June 12th, 2018. I grew up musically around him and he kindly put a couple of great gigs my way which I

By | 2018-06-13T22:18:30+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: Features, News|Comments Off on Jon Hiseman RIP

Sakae Rhythm Suspends Business

It is always terrible to report on the closure of a drum brand, and one which so many drummers have been exposed to, but sadly now is the time we must do this. Drum manufacturer Sakae Rhythm, known for making drums under the Sakae brand name, and previously supplier of professional ranges to Yamaha from

By | 2018-06-05T10:37:07+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sakae Rhythm Suspends Business

Richie Gajate-Garcia Receives Honorary Doctorate

Percussionist, educator, author and mentor Richie Gajate-Garcia has received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois in recognition of his contributions in the areas of the Arts and music education.. A long-time endorser of Latin Percussion, Dr. Gajate Garcia is one of the world’s most in-demand percussionists and educators. He

By | 2018-05-31T23:59:29+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Richie Gajate-Garcia Receives Honorary Doctorate

Regal Tip back on the beat with new Performer series drumsticks

  Regal Tip have released the latest additions to their growing artist signature range, with the arrival of four new Performer Series drumsticks. Designed by drummers, for drummers, the Performer Series contains customised specs, fulfilling the vision of the signature artist. The latest additions to the Performer Series include the Jason Sutter signature SSJSDM mallet,

By | 2018-05-14T22:32:44+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Regal Tip back on the beat with new Performer series drumsticks

Roy Mayorga Moves To Vater

Vater are excited to welcome Roy Mayorga as a Vater Drumstick Artist! Many know Roy as the hard hitting, rock solid, energetic guy on the kit for Stone Sour, but he is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and engineer. Some of Roy's various credits include Soulfly, Crisis, Dave Navarro, Nausea, and many more. Roy and Stone Sour hit the

By | 2018-04-30T13:32:54+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Roy Mayorga Moves To Vater

Porter & Davies Systems Now Stocked By One Hundred Backline Companies

Porter and Davies tactile monitoring rigs are now being stocked by more than one hundred backline companies worldwide; a direct result of significant growth in product development and sales and the company’s strengthening market leadership With more and more requests being made for Porter & Davies systems, the list of companies stocking the company’s units has recently grown

By | 2018-04-24T22:12:28+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Porter & Davies Systems Now Stocked By One Hundred Backline Companies

New From Hudson and Pete Lockett – Bars, Beats & Building Blocks

  An extensive toolbox to expand your rhythm concepts, creativity, and understanding. With Bars, Beats & Building Blocks, internationally acclaimed percussionist and drummer Pete Lockett provides a system for practicing, internalizing and thinking about rhythms that will increase your command, creativity, and rhythmic understanding on the drums. Using a system of “partitions,” Pete challenges you to take

By | 2018-04-24T21:59:40+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on New From Hudson and Pete Lockett – Bars, Beats & Building Blocks

Drum Day – Saturday April 28th – 15.30-21.00

  DRUM DAY with 5 hard working professional Drummers. Sat, April 28, 2018, 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM BST Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ £25 = £5 per drummer. For concessions, low wage, students etc see below £15 Special offer for school block booking. This day will consist of a short interview,

By | 2018-04-24T21:50:24+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Drum Day – Saturday April 28th – 15.30-21.00

Drum Fantasy Camp – August 2018

Join Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra), Todd Sucherman (Styx), Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders), and Robert "Sput" Searight (Snarky Puppy) for Drum Fantasy Camp: August 10-14 at Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago! Drum Fantasy Camp is an amazing experience. You spend one full day (six hours) with each of our four incredible instructors! Each class is limited to just 15

By | 2018-04-16T11:00:25+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Drum Fantasy Camp – August 2018
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