Dave Mattacks clinic on 10 August

August is shaping up to be a fantastic month for drums events what with the recently announced Stanton Moore dates, and now this, a masterclass with Dave Mattacks on Monday 10 August at Woodley Baptist Church Hall (opposite DrumWright) at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm).

Dave first came to prominence as the drummer with legendary folk-rock band Fairport Convention. He is one of the most musical drummers in the world, and is much in demand as a player and producer.

Dave´s discography and touring credits include Paul McCartney, Elton John, George Harrison, Jimmy Page, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Richard Thompson, XTC, Joan Armatrading, Brian Eno, Steeleye Span, Susan Tedeschi, Nick Drake and Loudon Wainwright.

His masterclass will focus on getting the best sound from your drums in different situations and on cymbal selection. He will also share his phenomenal knowledge of tuning techniques.

Ticket prices are £20, or £15 for concessions (Pensioners, Students, Children). Each attendee will receive a FREE Evans 14" Reverse Power Centre Snare Drum Head with a retail value of £19. To purchase your tickets click here.

Places are strictly limited.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.