DrumWright rescues UB40 for Glastonbury

A mere day before the start of the legendary Glastonbury Festival (that took place over the weekend of 26-28 June) a hot and breathless UB40 tour manager dashed into DrumWright to buy a kit, hardware and cymbals to tie the band's drummer, James 'Jimmy' Brown, over for rehearsals at the festival. Why the rush? It seems that the band´s gear had had a serious altercation with the M4 motorway, falling out of the back of the van en route from London to the legendary rock venue!

"We were glad to be able to help out at no notice at all," said DrumWright managing director Chris Wright. "...and I´m sure that the Pacific X7 seven-piece kit we sold them stood in very well until they were able to get permanent replacement gear from their endorsers."

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.