VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes with Drummer Love UK winner

Back at the start of the year Rhythm became involved with Zildjian's inaugural European Drummer Love competition, to find the best drum talent in a number of European territories. Here we catch up with UK winner Lucas Parlato at his photoshoot for Rhythm!

Guest judges Gavin Harrison, Simon Phillips and Manu Katche viewed a huge number of video submissions to ultimately arrive at their winners. This video features UK winner Lucas Parlato performaing in front of our cameras. Part of his prize was a professional photoshoot with photographer Robert Downs, a feature in Rhythm magazine (coming next issue) and a whole load of cymbals and Zildjian swag.

Congratulations also to Ireland winner Ben Wanders! You can watch both winners' entry videos here.

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.