It takes a special kind of drummer to handle a gig with pop royalty. At the very top level these drummers are playing enormous venues to huge crowds, often navigating large back catalogues that span many genres.
Often on gigs of this scale, drummers also take on the role of Musical Director, responsible for piecing the band together and working closely with the artist to ensure the fans leave happy.
It’s a demanding, competitive world, but these drummers are the best of the best. Let us know who you think sits at the top of the tree.
Last year’s winner: Gerry Morgan (Niall Horan)
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Voting closes at midnight on 15 November 2018.
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