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Scottish Drum Festival 2016

Scottish Drum Festival 2016

30th Oct 2016 - 30th Oct 2016

Location: Falkirk
Venue: St. Mungo’s High School

For the fifth consecutive year, dD Drums is presenting its Scottish Drum Festival.

The day-long event at St. Mungo’s High School, Falkirk, between Edinburgh and Glasgow, will attract drumming fans from across central Scotland.

It has featured major names in previous years and 2016 sees that high caliber continuing with Kasabian’s Ian Matthews (pictured) and renowned German groove conceptualist Benny Greb, who are joined by fast-rising session player to the stars Richard Kass, and Kaz Rodriguez, whose fierce playing will be delivered on an electronic kit pumped through the SDF sound system.

“Aye, we’ve got another cracker of a lineup,” noted David Dowell, festival producer and namesake of dD Drums. “Four drummers, all uniquely different from each other and whose playing will prove to be a big reveal and probably even a serious surprise, because these are players with much more to offer than many of the festival goers realise.

“Ian Matthews, who played at our 2012 event and was a visiting guest last year may be a member of Kasabian, but as a drummer he’s a seriously diverse player who can groove, swing and solo as well as he rocks out.

“Benny Greb will be educating us with his cool, almost scientifically devised groove concepts, while fellow Scot Richard Kass is one of the hottest new session players in the UK, and Kaz Rodriguez will demo his own wicked chops and grooves on an electronic kit…a bit of a changeup to remind us of the diversity of sounds and styles that make up the drumming community.

He continued: “We have a lot of students attending and festival players like these are both an inspiration and an education.”

The 5th annual Scottish Drum Festival takes place on 30th October at St. Mungo’s High School, Merchiston Ave., Falkirk, Scotland. It opens at 11:30am and finishes at 5:30pm.

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