dD Drums To Host Biggest-Ever Event
dD Drums, ‘Scotland’s Funkiest Drum Shop’, has confirmed that the fourth annual Scottish Drum Festival will be happening in Falkirk, mid way (30 miles) between Edinburgh and Glasgow, on 28 November. This event, which in the past has featured such major names as Kasabian’s Ian Matthews, Steve White, Robin Guy and Damon Wilson, will have something of an international flair this year with players from Germany, Hungary, England and Scotland set to perform.
“The line-up is sensational,” said dD Drums’ David Dowell. “Top drummers Craig Blundell, Jim McDermott, Jost Nickel and Richard Spaven will each do their own special thing, then Thunder Duo – Gabor Dornyei on drums and Kornel Horvath on percussion – will introduce us to the sort of soloing and interplay that has seen them perform to packed venues and receive standing ovations across Europe, the UK, and even in America. All this plus gear displays by the likes of Roland, Meinl, Hardcase, Amedia and the newly launched British Drum Company. The great thing is that all the players and their endorsing companies were more than happy to be a part of the show. They know how important this event is to Scottish players”.
Said Dornyei, who recently presented a weekend of masterclasses at dD Drums: “It is totally brilliant that Scotland is full of drummers who support events like the Scottish Drum Fest. And with this lineup it’s going to be an amazing day.”
The 2015 Scottish Drum Festival
When: Saturday, 28 November
Time: 11:30 – 5:30
Where: St. Mungo’s High School, Falkirk
- Craig Blundell – touring ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase’ with prog sensation Steven Wilson
- Jim McDermott – the Kevin McDermott Orchestra, Simple Minds, Del Amitri, etc.
- Jost Nickel – drummer for German pop superstar Jan Delay, top groover and soloist; Jost Nickel’s Groove Book
- Richard Spaven – groove specialist w/José James, Flying Lotus, Cinematic Orchestra…
- Thunder Duo – drummer Gabor Dornyei and percussionist Kornel Horvath
For tickets and information visit www.dddrums.co.uk or telephone 01324 628202