Drum stars line up for Music Live

Music Live have pulled out all the stops to bring you the best drum action this year and Rhythm is pleased to unveil the full line-up who will be rocking the Birmingham NEC between 2-4 November.

First on the list will be tattooed skin smasher Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour. In conjunction with the London Drum Company he will be appearing at meet and greet sessions on both Saturday 3 and Sunday 4.

Over on the Live Stage you will have the opportunity to witness full-on band action. Rhythm's own Jason Bowld will be on hand to provide not one, but two performances. Both metal titans This Is Menace and Bournemouth punks Get Amped will be driven by Jason's beats on the Friday.

In addition, Rhythm approved southern rockers Black Stone Cherry (with John-Fred Young on cajon) will be performing an exclusive acoustic set on Saturday 3. John will also be filmed at the event by Scuzz TV for a ‘Scuzz Loves Drummers´ special to be screened soon! On the same day Mapex will be hosting the live UK final of their Drummer Of Tomorrow competition.

For some up-close-and-personal drum action make sure you get yourself to the Music Live Drum Room for some mind-blowing displays of talent and a wealth of playing advice. The line-up shapes up as follows:

Friday - 2 October
Darryn Farrugia (Head of Drums, Drum-Tech)
Jerry Brown (Jamelia, Ms Dynamite, Will Young)

Saturday - 3 October
John Fred Young - (Black Stone Cherry)
Jerry Brown
Darryn Farrugia
Ralph Salmins - (Van Morrison, Robbie Williams)

Sunday - 4 October
Sebastiaan De Krom trio - (Jamie Cullum)
Jerry Brown
Darryn Farrugia
Ralph Salmins

If you like what you've read and fancy a slice of Music Live pie head to www.musiclive.co.uk to book your tickets.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.