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A Brief History of Marco Minnemann & Eddy Thrower…

We have these two phenomenal players coming to Drummers Only Glasgow in March, but if you’re on the fence about getting tickets or aren’t quite sure who these two monster players are, here’s the inside scoop…

Marco Minnemann hailing from Hannover, Germany and currently living in San Diego, California is not only an incredible drummer but also a multi-instrumentalist and composer. I first heard of Marco while watching that infamous Dream Theater auditions documentary and was completely FLOORED. His presence, finesse and skill just blew me away, not to mention an unwavering joy protruding from his playing. I actually caught myself smiling at just how much Marco was enjoying himself, making me want to do nothing more than play the damn drums! Of course, that was 2011 and since then Marco has done an incredible amount of studio and live performances with artists such as Steven Wilson and Joe Satriani. Marco is also a full time member of rock supergroup “The Aristocrats” with Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller.

Marco is no stranger to the studio himself, having recorded over 14 solo albums. I guess that’s the benefits of being a multi-instrumentalist. I can only imagine that his talent behind so many instruments only informs the incredible independence, or “interdependence” Marco has behind the drums that made him famous! Marco has published several instructional books discussing his concept of interdependence, which allows him complete freedom to play various patterns with each of his feet or hands independently. I have no doubt in my mind Marco will discuss and demonstrate some of these during his clinic set so be prepared to have your mind ripped apart and put together in a slightly different order. As you may of guessed with this being an Evans/Promark clinic, Marco plays Evans Heads, Promark Sticks, DW Drums and Zildjian Cymbals!

Eddy Thrower is no stranger to Drummers Only. He’s done various in-store performances over the years from the Glasgow Drum Show in 2016, a sold out clinic in 2017 and performing at our Leeds opening party in 2019 and so on. Eddy is one of those drummers that just gets better and better every time you see him play. Since his last clinic in Glasgow quite a bit has changed for Eddy. Firstly he became a father (congrats, Ed!) and has since moved on from originals band Lower Than Atlantis. Eddy is currently the drummer for Busted, catapulting him from big stages to sold out ARENAS. He has also become a prominent figure on Instagram following in footsteps of Mike Johnston with an online lessons site that comes with not only drum lessons, but a handful of life lessons too!

Eddy has also done a fair bit of session work, from playing on One Direction songs to most recently doing a tour of China with Pop princess Dua Lipa. He can turn his hand to pretty much any style required, so it’s no surprise why he’s never short of work. Clinics like this are great for fans of Eddy but also if you’re looking to become that “hired gun” and learn what it takes to do that effectively and also what pitfalls to watch out for. Eddy is an Evans/Promark artist but he also plays Tama Drums & Zildjian Cymbals!

We’re super excited to welcome these two amazing players to Drummers Only Glasgow on March 9th. It’ll be an incredible night with two amazing performances! Don’t worry, you’ll also get a chance to ask those burning questions while you’re there so don’t be shy! Tickets are still available but if I were you, I’d act FAST before it’s too late! Grab yourself tickets HERE!

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