Dave McKeague Wins SDF14 Competition!

The winner of the Scottish Drum Fair 2014 Competition is…

Dave McKeague!

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Our judges recognised Dave’s obvious talents behind a drum kit. He impressed them with his musicality, touch and incredible technique. We know he’s a fantastic addition to the bill and undoubtedly a name to watch for in the future!

We’d once again to like to thank all entrants to our competition and especially the final 10. The standard across the whole competition was incredibly high and we hope all of the entrants will be able to take something from the contest.

Check out Dave’s winning video below…

 

Our judges had some kind words to say about Dave and the other competition entrants…

“Dave McKeague is a very tasteful and musical player.”  –  George Frederick (Premier Drum Co.)

“Really enjoyed doing this. All the videos were great and such a wide range of styles and talent on display.”  –  Chris Barnes (Rhythm Magazine)

“Dave McKeague – Lovely bit of playing & some fantastic looking lampshades to boot!”  – Robin Guy (SDF Performer / rock’n’roll rascal)

YOU can play at the Scottish Drum Fair 2014 !

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Yes that’s correct. The next addition to the bill could be YOU !

As part of Scottish Drum Fair 2014 and in association with Rhythm Magazine and Music Radar, we would like to offer YOU the chance to be on the bill.
The competition will be hosted over on our SCOTTISH DRUM FAIR Facebook page and will run as a Video based multimedia competition. All YOU need is a 2-5 minute
video of YOU playing, either filmed for the purpose or an existing video showcasing your talents. For further details please check our SDF Competition page. Good Luck!

Robin Guy is heading to the Scottish Drum Fair 2014

Robin Guy

 

We are delighted to announce that the incredible Robin Guy will be playing at this years Scottish Drum Fair.

Robin has a unique & original playing style which commands huge stage presence & is always visually exciting & fun to watch and has seen him working with some of the biggest names in Rock, Pop, Punk and Metal.

He has played and worked with members from Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Twisted Sister, Faith No More, Jethro Tull, Rancid, Bay City Rollers, Joss Stone,Whitesnake and James Brown to name but a few! His clinics are not only entertaining and engaging, but highly informative, catering for drummers of ALL levels – both young and old, amateur or pro, impressing but more importantly inspiring drummers. Robins performance is kindly supported by Aquarian Drumheads and Sabian cymbals.

 

Gabor Dornyei heading for the Scottish Drum Fair 2014

Gabor Dornyei

It gives us great pleasure to unveil that Gabor Dornyei will be performing at the Scottish Drum Fair 2014!

Technical brilliance combined with supreme musicality has led to Gabor taking the world-wide drumming community by storm in recent months with his jaw-dropping performances on DrumChannel.com and Zildjian’s new 3D Series.

Gabor has enjoyed a wide and varied career including working on west-end musicals, educating drummers at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London and performances with his percussion super-group Thunder Duo.

http://www.gabordornyei.com/

Steve White Headliner of the Scottish Drum Fair 2014

Steve White

 

We’re delighted to announce that the headline act of The Scottish Drum Fair 2014 will be the one and only Steve White! Steve has long been a pillar of the UK drum community. He has a un-paralleled CV which most notably includes his work with Paul Weller and the Style Council – not to mention stints with The Who and Oasis! This year has already seen his celebrated return to Premier Drums as head of education and there was simply no better drummer to top the bill of our biggest drum fair yet.

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wee wanExciting times at the moment with incoming and outgoing calls and emails to and from some of the greatest figures of the European drumming community all with one thing on the agenda.

The 2014 Scottish Drum Fair.

In our third year hosting this unique annual event we have certainly been inspired by the success of the previous 2 years to work on the most incredible event possible for you all this year.

It’s all over for another year… but finally a few words of thanks.

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And so the ringing in our ears begins to fade and we can look back at the Scottish Drum Fair 2013 and have time to take it all in and thank everyone who made it happen.

Our first vote of thanks must go to our incredible performers Ian Matthews, Damon Wilson, Stu Brown and Simon Grant and the lads and lassies from Preston Lodge High School. Your performances were inspiring as well as entertaining. Hopefully some of the young drummers in the audience will take your advice to heart and become the stars of Scottish Drum Fair 2033.

Jim McDermott. Not only one of Scotland’s finest drummers he is also one of Scotland’s finest hosts. He took all of the behind the scenes chaos in his stride and made the Scottish Drum Fair look good. Legend!

Big thanks to Allan McFarlane, artist liaison, chauffeur and the guy who put us in contact with both Ian and Damon in the first place. We appreciate everything you do for us mate. A special thanks also to Laurie Jenkins. It’s not quite Wembley but we hope you had a good time.

The dD Drums Crew, both old and new! Stu, Ali, Sam, Matthew and Kyle – You guys went above and beyond the call of duty on Sunday. We actually couldn’t have done it without you. You were all great! Thanks also to Robbie Lesiuk for capturing the event on camera and video. Cheers bro.

Ronnie and Senga and the catering crew, Lindsay, Emma, Kathleen and Allyson for for manning the ticket desk adding some good looks to the event and to The Cookie Queens Ella and Grace. The Rock the Talkers for supporting the local music scene and Bruce Hotchkies for his amazing last minute printing abilities and his unending support. Thanks Babes!

The Ward Steedsy Crew for being very sound sound blokes and making the whole thing sound amazing yet again. The Falkirk Community Trust team at St. Mungo’s and Frazer for his technical support, patience and various bits of cable.

To all of our Drumble Salers and Kits Oot Heroes… keep all of those kits polished up boys! They looked stunning!

To all of our trade buddies, Keith Keough from Premier, John, Bruce and Dean from the D’Addario / Evans Crew, Alex and the Amedia Cymbals team, Dave Nuttall from Jalapeno Drums (hope your car is okay), Kevin and the pedaltastic Duallist posse, the wonderful Dave Eyre from Hardcase, Fraser Murray (and his invaluable gong), the very lovely Bullet and Kitch boys, Scott Currie Percussion and Steve Broadfoot and his much needed on the day Lug Plugs. A special thanks to Craig at Music Shipping for his invaluable help and support.

Thanks to Andy from Sabian, Julez from DW Drums and Iestyn from Gretsch for supporting your fantastic artists so well and also supporting the Scottish Drum Fair.

Thanks to Tim Holt from phatfotos.co.uk and Malcolm Stoney for kindly letting us use their images in our marketing campaign.

Thanks to our mate Phil Ragsdell for bringing his Roving Roland project to Falkirk – please support him and his charity work if you see him Roving about.

Most of all we have to thank YOU, the Scottish drumming public who turned out once again to support The Scottish Drum Fair and in doing so support the Scottish Drumming Community…to misquote Bryan Adams : “Everything we do, we do it for you”

Now go and have a bit of Quiet Time and we’ll do it all again next year!

p.s. PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY OF THE EVENT!

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A QUICK THANK YOU!

We will thank everyone properly in the next couple of days once we come down from our post -Drum Fair euphoric high, but this is just a quick thank you to everyone who made it happen! You guys rock our world.
THANK YOU

THE SCOTTISH DRUM FAIR! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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Once again, dD Drums, The Little Drum Shop That Could, is asking YOU to support the Scottish Drum Fair and the whole drumming community at large by coming to Falkirk and having a great day out with us

After months of planning and hard work we think we have put together an event that encompasses all that is great about modern drumming. But it’s now down to you, our friends and loyal customers, to come out in force and make The Scottish Drum Fairthe best drumming event yet!

So please join us on Sunday and celebrate drums and drumming at its finest!

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2 DAYS TO GO! SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST DRUM SHOP!

With over 4000 square feet of floor space, the Scottish Drum Fair will be, for this Sunday at least, the BIGGEST DRUM SHOP IN SCOTLAND. Check out who’ll be there…
The Biggest Names in DrummingWith a selection of the biggest names and innovators in the business in attendance, this could be perfect place to grab a bargain. There will be a whole host of one off discounts and special offers only available during the event!

All at the Scottish Drum Fair