Tama is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a star-studded live event in London this November

Tama Live UK, London, November 24 2024
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Tama is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, and while we’ve already seen a host of new and reissued gear to mark the occasion, including the return of the much-revered Tama Masterworks Bell Brass Snare, the celebrations don’t end there. The drum giant has just announced that it’ll be celebrating its birthday in style with a packed live event at London’s Clapham Grand on 24 November.

The night, billed as Tama Live UK, promises to be a “dazzling spectacle” celebrating all things Tama. The line-up is set to feature fusion-drumming legend, Billy Cobham, while also showcasing the brand’s finest UK-based talent, with drummers including Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Noel Gallagher), Beanie Bhebhe (Rudimental), Pete Ray Biggin (Level 42) and Stephen Asamoah-Duah (The Compozers) already confirmed.

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Tama UK and Ireland Director of Consumer Entertainment and Artist Relations, Ian Aguado-Bush tells us, “Having been playing Tama almost my entire life, and now representing the brand here in the UK and Ireland, I have the privilege of organising this event to celebrate 50 years of Tama, featuring some of the UK’s top Tama Artists and being headlined by Billy Cobham, who I studied at university. 

“The 14-year-old me would pass out if he knew he was going to be working with such iconic drummers today! It will be a night to remember, and an evening full of inspiration for drummers new and old, and I can’t wait to welcome every one of them!”

Tickets for Tama Live UK are available now, with five admission tiers, including a VIP Meet and Greet package as well as general admission and Royal Box seating options. For more information, and to secure your ticket, click here.

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.