John Howell hosts world’s highest-ever gig

Ever moaned about the trek to band rehearsal or a gig? Well spare a thought for John Howell.

The session drummer has travelled to the top of Kilimanjaro as part of his quest to play the world´s highest-ever gig.

Howell, who lists stints at the drum stool for Avril Lavigne and Katie Melua on his CV, completed the mammoth task as part of the Chasing Rainbows tour.

The cause sees John and his band of musical mountaineers travel the world to raise money for is a charity that provides operations for children with cleft palates.

You can check out a video of John and his fund-raising pals making their way to the summit below.

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.