“Best of British” Day
Drum Day celebrating the “Best of British”
At Footes Drum Shop in Central London.
Meet the players and manufacturers behind some of the best British brands:
Carrera Drums, Premier Drum Co, Bill Sanders Practice Pads, Noonan Drums, Cymbal Magic, Drumsense, Vruk, Shake Your Power.
Special guests include:
Sudha Kheterpal (Faithless, Dido) showcasing Shake Your Power
Dylan Howe (Wilko Johnson, The Blockheads)
Scott Ottaway (The Searchers)
Colin Woolway (Drumsense)
Ian Bee (Dido, Natalie Imbruglia, Amit Chatterjee)
Steve White (Paul Weller, The Style Council, The Who)
Bob Henrit (The Kinks)
This event is happening in:
Date & Time:
Saturday 6th December 2014
12pm – 6pm
41 Store Street
London WC1E 7DB
‘Grip/flow/motion help desk’:
Ian Bee will be on hand to offer advice throughout the day.
Chat to Dave Carrera, try the drums first hand and meet some of the drummers who choose this Best of British brand.
Master drum builder Gary Noonan will be displaying some custom built snare drums for you to hear.
Shake Your Power:
The SPARK prototype percussion shaker is a musical instrument that will transform lives. It enables people to generate electricity when played, so they can plug in a light or charge up a mobile phone simply through having a music jam. SPARK is being taken to areas in the world without electricity and will be initially launched in Kenya. Project creator, Sudha Kheterpal, is best known as the percussionist with electronic band, Faithless. Playing with them for 15 years, she often wondered whether the huge amounts of energy created from performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, could be harnessed and used.
Premier Drum Co:
UK made drums. The One series and recent addition of the Modern Classic range put Premier firmly back on the map, there’s no better addition to our Best of British brands.
Cymbal Magic offer the finest and most comprehensive cymbal repair and modification service available in the UK. The quality of their work and consistent track record makes for many happy customers. Bring your own cracked cymbal for modification and come and try some of their latest creations.
Colin Woolway has written and published a new book in the Drumsense series, aimed at teaching very young students, and also those with learning difficulties. Colin will be giving a talk about the Drumsense programme.
Hear Bob’s entertaining take on his incredible career. The legendary British drummer whose unerring sense of timing and rhythmic flair provided the rock solid base for Adam Faith, The Roulettes, Cliff Richard, The Kinks, Argent, The Zombies, Don McLean, Richie Havens, Ringo Starr, Colin Blunstone, Unit 4 + 2, Genesis, Richard Anthony, Roger Daltrey, Leo Sayer and Ian Matthews.
Bill Sanders Practice Pads:
Bill Sanders practice kits have a reputation that is unsurpassed. With the benefit of 30 years of research and development, they are flexible hardwearing study aids for drummers & percussionists.
Meet Mr Vruk and see this unique bass drum pedal attachment in action.