World's Greatest Drummer concert: Full details

You may have already seen initial details for the 2009 World's Greatest Drummer concert which takes place on Sunday 4 October at the Lichfeld Garrick Theatre, but we now take great pleasure in providing everything you need to know about this fantastic event!

The concert, in association with Palmerlive Concerts and now in its third year, will feature some of the UK's finest drum talent including: Steve White (Paul Weller, Trio Valore); Neal Wilkinson (James Morrison, UK Session Artist); Jeremy Stacey (Sheryl Crow, UK Session Artist); Karl Brazil (Robbie Williams, UK Session Artist); Pete Cater (Pete Cater Big Band); Roy Adams (Roy Wood, Climax Blues Band); and Ian Palmer (Georgie Fame, UK Session Artist). The show will also feature The World´s Greatest Drummer Big Band with Todd Gordon on vocals.

Karl Brazil in full flight

Throughout the evening the band and drummers will perform the music that made legendary drummers including Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson define the modern drumset for generations to come. The event will also be supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust so it's certainly a worthy cause to be giving your dosh to!

Pete Cater leads the band in style

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now at £22.50. They are available from the venue box office (01543 412110) or you can book online at

Ian Palmer ponders his next move

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.