IAN & Mike’s LDS BUDDY TRIBUTE
November show marks Rich anniversary
Even as the ink is drying on our Buddy Rich tribute issue, we can confirm that Brit drum star Ian Palmer and US jazz-funk legend Mike Clark will be teaming up in a special Main Stage performance honouring Rich in what would be his 100th birthday year. Palmer, who organises the Buddythemed World’s Greatest Drummer shows, has assembled a star band and will be linking up with the Head hunters legend in a special Saturday LDS performance, that will also feature some Herbie Hancock numbers.
Meanwhile more great drum and gear companies are being added to the exhibitor roster every day. Istanbul Ag op, Ahead, Mercury Hearing, Custom Fit Guards, Trinity College London and Nick Hopkin’s Vintage Drums Legendary Sounds are among the very latest to sign up for the show. They join Tama, Zildjian, Natal, Roland, British Drum Co and loads of other great brands to be found at Olympia on November 11-12. BR Distribution will be showing off Istanbul Agop’ s special limited edition 22" 30thAnniversary rides, marking 30 years of UK musical instrument distributors BR being in business. 101Snares, a new Swedish company specialising in unique woodfibre shells, will be giving away a special 101 LOGO 14"x5½" snare drum at the show, featuring Black Nickel hardware and DWM ag-Throw snare strainer. Competition details will be available at 101’s stand on the weekend. There are yet more big-name artists TBA too! Tickets are flying from www.londondrumshow.com – get yours now!