News London Drum Show 2014

If you didn't make it along to the London Drum Show 2014 then you missed a treat, but don't fear, we've got a pictorial and video glimpse into the action so don't feel left out.

It was a great weekend with over 3,200 dedicated drummers through the doors, all baying for their annual drumming fix for which they weren't disappointed. With an incredible line up of drummers who'd flown in from each corner of the globe and an exhibition hall packed with the latest gear from a huge number of brands, there was almost too much to absorb!

We built ourselves a colossal Mapex stand with three Armory kits, four new Mars sets a monster Saturn IV and the fierce Horizon, all looking their best under the show lights. Visitors played their way through each one of the Black Panther and Armory snares, bagging them as early Christmas gifts as they went, filling the other arm with a boom or snare stand.

We we're chuffed to bits to accommodate Periphery's Matt Halpern and Nolly Getgood in our Go Pro/ Mapex performance booth for a warm up to their Sunday performance. This gave a handful of lucky passers by an exclusive opportunity to experience this powerhouse rhythm section up close and personal. 

Jonathan 'Ginger' Hamilton smashed his two day appearance in the Mike Dolbear masterclass room with Dexter Hercules, tearing down the house each performance as we knew they'd do.

Matt Halpern also previewed his new steel 'Wraith' signature snare on the cafe stage on the Sunday, answering questions about it's development, inception and his aims for it visually and sonically. We can assure you this is one of the boldest, most dry sounding snares your going to hear. Keep those eyes peeled for more info..

We're going on, check out some of the shots and videos from the weekend and next year, make sure you get it in the diary, book those tickets and come down for a weekend of pure percussive passion!