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Featuring the new breed of session superstars
Featuring the new breed of session superstars

In this month's Rhythm we introduce you to the new breed of session legends, the players that can be heard on TV and radio every day of the week backing some of the world's top stars.

The session scene is awash with rumours of tough times and tightening belts, but the 10 young drummers heading up our bumper feature represent a new breed of fearless, motivated, passionate drummers, ready to give it all in pursuit of a career doing what they love.

Dexter Hercules (Rita Ora), Jonathan Tuitt (Emeli Sande), Ben Kennedy (Ladyhawke/X Factor), Emily Dolan Davies (Cher Lloyd), Jonathan 'Ginger' Hamilton (Jessie J), Cherisse Ofosu-Osei (Mika), Luke Harris (Wretch32), Junior Kirton (Tinchy Stryder), Cassell The Beatmaker (Plan B) and Paul Stanley McKenzie (Gorilaz Soundsystem) tell you how they bagged the big gigs, and kept them.


Mike Joyce (The Smiths)
Christian Coma (Black Veil Brides)
Slim Jim Phantom and TJ McDonell
Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars)
Daniel Adair (Nickelback)
Steve Gorman (Black Crowes)
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)


Sonor Prolite drum kit
Tiki snare drums
Paiste Formula 602 cymbals
Tycoon percussion
Yamaha DTX-400K kit
Bill Sanders practice kit


Emeli Sande hit 'Next To Me', No Doubt classic 'Just A Girl' and Status Quo boogie rocker 'Caroline'. Plus all your favourite lessons from Jason Bowld, Adam Bushell, Pete Riley, Gareth Dylan Smith and more.


This month you can win yourself a Drumcraft Lignum snare drum

All this and more in the March issue of Rhythm available now from all good newsagents, online or digitally from Apple Newsstand. Get yourself a copy from Apple Newsstand and enjoy all of our tuition content plus bonus videos, image galleries and other content.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).