DRUMMERS ONLY WOULD LIKE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A DAY OUT!
We’re hosting a drumming extravaganza on Sunday, 27th May at Glasgow University Union.
Our headliner for this event will be the incredible ANIKA NILLES. This will be her very first Scottish clinic performance!
Supporting Anika we have the incredible ALI RICHARDSON (Bleed From Within/Sylosis & Savage Messiah). We’ve been keen to get Ali in for a drum clinic for some time but he’s always crazy busy! We’re thrilled he’s taken time out from promoting the new BFW album to join us at our Day Out. We also have the incredible DRUMBASSADORS joining us and they will play their first ever UK drum clinic thanks to SONOR DRUMS.
Completing the line-up we have a Hybrid Drumming Masterclass with the awesome ADAM MARCELLO (Katy Perry/American Idol) presented by ROLAND ELECTRONIC DRUMS. Roland specialist John Pullan will also be on hand all day to help with any hybrid queries you may have.
ADULTS: £12 | UNDER 14s: £6
DUE TO LICENSING LAWS
UNDER 14s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
ANIKA NILLES | COMPOSER | EDUCATOR
SPONSORED BY | TAMA | MEINL
Anika has built up a name for herself over the last three years as a Youtube sensation, boasting more than 13 million views on her drum videos featuring original compositions, as well as being a solo artist touring through Europe, China and North America.
Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse in technique, and her unique sound! Her use of the drum set as an expressive instrument rather than just a rhythm keeper allows for some extravagant playing without stealing the focus away from the music.
Anika won the ‘Modern Drummer Readers Poll’ for ‘Up And Coming Artist’ as well as ‘#1 Rising Star’ in “DRUM!” Magazine in 2015 and 2016 as well as beeing voted to `#3 for best educator`on UK drummies awards in 2017.
ANIKA NILLES | YOUTUBE
ALI RICHARDSON | BLEED FROM WITHIN | SYLOSIS | SAVAGE MESSIAH
YAMAHA | SABIAN | PROMARK | EVANS
Ali Richardson grew up here in Glasgow and got his first drum kit when he was 13yrs old. Listening to bands such as Lamb of God, Pantera and Tool gave him all the inspiration he needed to put the practice time in – and he joined his first band pretty much straight away.
He currently plays with metal bands ‘Bleed From Within’, ‘Sylosis’ & ‘Savage Messiah’. He has recorded several albums with both bands and has toured extensively over the last 10yrs including memorable performances at Download (UK), Sonisphere (UK), HellFest (France), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Ali has always been self-taught and after spending years on the road and watching other drummers, this led him to analyse his own playing in minute detail. After spending time working on his hand speed and foot control he has now begun teaching drums as well and takes great pleasure in helping others improve their playing.
As a proud Yamaha, Sabian, ProMark and Evans endorsee, Ali has had great support from these companies throughout his career.
DRUMBASSADORS | DRUMDUO
SPONSORED BY | SONOR
Because playing drums together was a lot more fun than playing on their own and because both are perfectly capable of sensing and complementing and even challenging one other, René Creemers and Wim de Vries decided to form The Drumbassadors in April 2000. Finally here was a real band without the addition of guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, horns, strings, percussion, background vocals, or dancers!
Stylistically The Drumbassadors combine European, African, and American grooves, sounds, and loops in their own unique way. An essential requirement of their repertoire is that it must consist of ‘songs’. Melody, no matter how simple, is key. Besides using different kinds of sticks René and Wim use their fingers and sing and rap words, with only one goal in mind: to feature the drumkit as a musical instrument with unlimited possibilities. The Drumbassadors run the gamut, from left to right, from top to bottom, from loud to soft, from thick to thin, from green to yellow, from round to square, from fast to slow, and… they do it with confidence!!
DRUMBASSADORS | YOUTUBE
ADAM MARCELLO | KATY PERRY | AMERICAN IDOL
SPONSORED BY | ROLAND
Adam has been Katy Perry’s drummer since the very start of her career, performing on David Letterman, Jay Leno, the Grammys and the Super Bowl. He has been Perry’s musical director during this time.
Having used electronics extensively throughout his career he’ll be hosting a masterclass on Hybrid Drumming in our ROLAND sponsored electronics room at DODO2018. His full setup includes acoustic drums from Q Drums, electronics and triggers from Roland and Ableton Live software – he really does take hybrid to the next level!
Find out how he uses all of these together to help run a full stadium show 😮