5, June 2008
Fresh from playing in the Led Zeppelin reunion tour Jason Bonham today confirmed he will officially open The London International Music Show next week. The son of drumming legend John Bonham will cut the red ribbon and welcome crowds next Thursday 12 June at 10am at ExCeL London.
Europe's largest drumming festival, Drummer Live, is part of the overall music show and has a truly world class line up of drummers to play the show. The final line-up is now as follows:
Drummer Live Stage (Saturday & Sunday)
Saturday 14th June
11.15 George Barnett (Young Drummer of the Year) (mikedolbear.com)
11.30 Ray Luzier (Korn & Jonathon Davis)
12.45 Derico Watson (Victor Wooten Band)
14.00 Trevor Lawrence (Snoop Dogg, Independent)
15.15 Jojo Mayer (NERVE)
16.30 Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Sunday 15th June
11.30 Josh Devine (Mapex Drummer of Tomorrow)
11.45 Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)
13.00 Pete Ray Biggin (Mark Ronson)
14.15 Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)
15.45 Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin & Foreigner)
Mike Dolbear.com master class Room
For the fifth year running, mikedolbear.com will be co-sponsoring the biggest Drum show in the UK and plays host to three of the top players and the legendary Yard, allowing you to listen and learn from the masters. See http://www.mikedolbear.co.uk/drummerlive2008.asp for timings.
Geoff Dugmore - "The session drummer" (Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Killing Joke and Tina Turner)
An insight into the work of a modern day session drummer. Topics ranging from building drum tracks from scratch to the role of electronic drums in today's studios.
Jerry Brown "The touring drummer" ( Girls Aloud, Ms Dynamite, Jamelia, A1, Will Young )
Jerry will cover life on the road as a gigging drummer and how his upbringing in gospel music has helped him
Ian Matthews "from Studio to Live"
Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews will cover the various musical styles that he has to play when working with his band from rock, new wave and dub beats and showing how he transfers his grooves from the studio to live.
The drum tech "Yard",
Everything you want to know about tuning and the life of a drum tech with the UK drum tech legend Yard.
The show includes an exhibition from a huge range of top drumming manufacturers with the hottest gear and coolest products any drummer could wish for.
Drummer Live is part of the UK's Biggest Music exhibition, The London International Music show, which includes The London Guitar Show, Unplugged and Sound Recording and Technology Show. It takes place at www.excel-london.co.uk
For further information on Drummer Live, the London International Music show and for all the latest news and show updates see: http://www.londoninternationalmusicshow.com