VIDEO: Example drummer talks through his LED Chequerplate kit

Ex-The Streets and Lily Allen drummer Johnny 'Drum Machine' Jenkins is currently MD and drummer for Example's live band. He has also recently become Director for UK Custom Drum Company Chequerplate Drums & Percussion. Rhythm caught up with Johnny on the recent Example arena tour to take a look round his ace new Tron-style Chequerplate LED acrylic kit.

We also caught up with other company Director and drum builder Steve Poensgen to chat about the company. See the video 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.