The UK Drum Show 2023: Echoes of a Memorable Event
The ACC Liverpool recently played host to the UK Drum Show, and it was nothing short of extraordinary. With two days dedicated to celebrating everything related to drumming and percussion, attendees were treated to a musical extravaganza like no other.
Celebrating the Drumming Community
What made The UK Drum Show truly special was its overarching theme of community and inclusion. Drummers, both amateur and professional, from all corners of the globe, congregated to share, learn, and celebrate their shared passion. From witnessing the latest offerings of global drum and percussion businesses to reconnecting with industry peers, the atmosphere was electric.
Main Stage Marvels
The Main stage auditorium was a testament to the incredible talent and diversity in the drumming world. With 12 acts spread over two days, attendees were in for a treat. Standout performances from Louie Palmer, Cindy Blackman Santana, and the spirited ‘Zack Grooves’ Graybeal left the audience in awe, while Sunday’s session saw the likes of Art Cruz and Greyson Nekrutman take the stage by storm.
Reflections on Mike Dolbear Masterclasses
The masterclasses with Mike Dolbear were, as expected, enlightening. The rooms were packed as attendees hung onto every beat, rhythm, and word of wisdom from Mike and his handpicked lineup of talents. Tyler Baker, the Young Drummer Of The Year 2023 Winner, was particularly inspiring, showing the promising future of drumming.
Key Takeaways from the How-To Sessions
The How-To Sessions emerged as a highlight for many. JoBeky Electronic Drums’ session on hybrid drumming garnered significant attention, offering a unique blend of traditional and electronic drumming insights. The audience left with a renewed understanding of rhythm, style, and tuning techniques.
Ludwig Experience Room: A Deep Dive
Ludwig’s Experience Room was the place for nuanced learning. Art Cruz’s passionate session gave a deep insight into metal drumming, while Femi Koleoso’s Afrobeat rhythms had attendees swaying. Graham Hopkins’ rich history and experiences added a touch of nostalgia, making the sessions both informative and heartwarming.
The UK Drum Show 2023 has set the bar incredibly high. From the rhythm-filled corridors to the passion evident in every drum roll and masterclass, it was an event to remember. The dedicated testing space by Drumazon and Paiste Cymbals was a testament to the organizers’ commitment to offering attendees a hands-on experience.
As the echoes of the drums slowly fade and we reminisce about the incredible two days, one thing is certain – The UK Drum Show isn’t just an event; it’s where rhythm finds its home. Until next year, let’s keep the beats alive and resonating in our hearts!