News Craig Blundell comes to Mapex

We are very happy to announce the return of Craig Blundell to the Mapex international artist family.

We begun working with Craig when he was first embarking on his professional drumming career, seeing him grow as a player and person, he always blew us away with his feverish and frenetic Mapex clinics in and around the UK and Europe.

Now in the hot-seat with progressive rock behemoth Steve Wilson, Craig is stepping things up a notch and looking to take Mapex with him on his forward journey. 

Craig says:

'I am delighted to announce that I am returning as a global artist to Mapex Drums; the company that supported me when I first turned professional.

Over the past 5 months I have had contract offers from many well known and respected global brands which has been both flattering and career- affirming.

I intentionally took my time in making this decision and thought through all the offers extremely carefully. I met with the International A&R Director for Mapex and was really excited about the company's proposed future plans involving myself.

In my six years away from the brand I feel that I have progressed as a musician and have more to offer them. I have watched them continue to innovate and inspire while continuing to make great drums. I personally feel that I have more to achieve with Mapex globally and really look forward to the next chapter working with my old friends and new colleagues.

We’ are extremely excited to welcome Craig back to the Mapex family. We’re incredibly proud of the great work we carried out together in the past and already have some engaging, wide-ranging plans coming together for the future, its a very exciting time for us.

Craig has gone from strength to strength as a player over the years we’ve known him so it’s a pleasure for us to pick up where we left off