Young Drummer of the Year final ten announced

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The Young Drummer of the Year nominees have been whittled down from 40 to a final ten.

With a frighteningly talented pool of fresh-faced drummers to choose from, the event's organsiers had the unenviable task of cutting the final 40 down to just ten.

Here's who made the list:

Charles Johnson (15)
Charles Hall (16)
Jordan Owen (15)
Nathan Wallington (15)
Morgan Simpson (13)
Oliver Cox (15)
Mikey Ciancio (16)
Dominic Calzetli (16)
Charlie Vasiliou (14)
Calum Blair (16)

All ten will battle it out at Leamington Spa's Spa Centre on 5 February.

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).