Young Drummer of the Year final 40 announced

Shortlist revealed



The final 40 competitors for the Young Drummer of the Year show have been revealed.

Among the whittled down drummers are a few familiar faces, including 2011 competitors such as Jake Brown, Charlie Vasiliou and Morgan Simpson, and former Britain's Got Talent contestant Kieran Gaffney.

The 40 youngsters will be further reduced to a final ten on 1 December. The remaining drummers will perform at the grand final in Leamington Spa on 5 February. You can find the full list and more details here.