On Sunday 5th May, Dave's Drums hosted our second One Day Drum Shop event. We welcomed drummers from Berkshire and beyond to Grazeley Village Hall, where were were joined by The Cambridge Drum Company, Impression Cymbals, Skins DPM and Wokingham Drum Sales.
It proved to be an awesome afternoon of drum chat, trying and testing, buying and drinking of FREE hot brown beverages!
We had an amazing time #bringingdrummerstogether, and can't wait to do it all again on Sunday 11th August!
Who'll be there?
One Day Drum Shop is hosted by Dave & Sophie from Dave's Drums, Reading's drum specialists, who will bring a selection of both new & pre-loved drum gear (Code Drum Heads & Remo drum heads, Vic Firth sticks, SlapKlatz dampening gels, Gibraltar spares, plus second hand cymbals, stands & snare drums, cases etc).
Paul will be coming along from RJR Custom Drums - RJR Custom Drums specialise in re-wraps, and Paul Robertshaw will be happy to chat you through any of your drum wrapping needs.
Then there's Paul from Impression Cymbals GB. Impression are hand hammered Turkish cymbals, and as well as Paul (their UK distributor), we will also have the pleasure of the company of Jason Smith, an Impression endorsee and enthusiast.
Dave Longman will be there to talk you through Skins Drum Performance Method - a drum book written by Dave himself. It's a great option for drum pupils working towards grade 1, offering a multitude fun play-along tracks that gradually introduce more complex rhythms. This is a great opportunity for drum teachers to check out Dave's book and see how it might fit with their teaching.
And hopefully (!!!) Leanne all the way from Black Shed Drums (in Burrow in Furness, which is way north of Watford!!!)...keep checking back for updates!
There will be FREE (yes, free!) coffee, tea & biscuits, plenty of drum chat & geekery, and a chance to catch up with other drummers.
Click the Facebook logo to register your interest in the Facebook event, and receive updates as we get closer to the event! Alternatively, you can register on Eventbrite by clicking "Register" above (no ticket necessary to attend).
We are excited and delighted to announce 3 further One Day Drum Shop events in 2019.
Roughly once per quarter, on Sunday 5th May, 11th August & 26th November we will be offering drummers from Berkshire & beyond the chance to get together and geek out (and, of course, the opportunity to stock up on some drum gear).
Tell your friends, tell your pupils, spread the word to any drummers you know!
Join us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our plans, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events...
Well, the first ever One Day Drum Shop is over.
And what a day we had!
After a gig the night before for at least 2 of those involved, it was an early, wet and cold start to the day!
We arrived at the hall at around 10am to start setting up, and were just about ready in time for midday, with dozens waiting patiently in the rain!
The hall was busy with people trying, shopping, chatting and drinking coffee (and tea) for the next few hours.
We've had loads of positive feedback and are already planning the next event on Sunday 5th May (see below).
What People are Saying...
"It was fab!" Jessica S.
Well done to Dave and Sophie for putting on a great show, something for everyone, let's make it a regular thing. Hats off to everyine that displayed their wares." Paddy D.
"Well done Dave! And all involved. Nice to see plenty of footfall from local drummers. Be great if this was a regular thing...great coffee too." Derek M.
"Great to catch up with so many like minded drum fanatics." Neil B.
"That was a great afternoon. Seriously well done." Alan B.
"Well done for today Dave. Your efforts were much appreciated by all. I didn't get a chance to say hello, you were so busy! " Ross E.
Dave from Dave's Drums will be on hand on Sunday to apply decals & holes to your bass drum skin - either bring your own head, or there will be Code Enigma bass drum resonant heads for sale in either black or white in 16"-22" diameter.
Logos available will be Mapex, Yamaha, Gretsch, Ludwig & Pearl.
There will also be Code holes in 2"-6" diameter (black) and 4" or 5" (white), as well as chrome 4" or 5" holes).
The photo is of a bass drum head Dave added a Yamaha decal and hole to for Ian (he supplied and fitted the shield decal - these won't be available on the day).
All of those involved are busy making their last minute preparations.
Paul from RJR Custom Drums will be bringing a couple of kits - a sneak preview of one of them below!
If you haven't already joined our Facebook group, click the Facebook logo below and stay up to date with this and future One Day Drum Shop events!
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!!!
As well as a good old drum-related chinwag, we'll also have a nice selection of new and second hand/refurbished drum stuff available for sale - here are some photos as a taster!!!
Question: what do you get if you cross lots of rack bits with a selection of snare drums?
Hint: you may also require a spirit level, an autosaw, several cups of coffee, spray lubricant and a slightly bemused dog.
Answer: you get a luscious display of snare drums from the humble Pearl Forum, right up to a gorgeous maple Gretsch, all ready for the eager masses to try at One Day Drum Shop!
If you haven't already, hop onto Facebook and join the event for regular news & updates.
We were thrilled to be approached by The Cambridge Drum Company would love to share what they do with Berkshire's drummers. They'll be bringing a kit and some snares, as well as colour samples.
Visitors to One Day Drum Shop will be able to discuss how Cambridge can create the kit of their dreams, or to buy one of their gorgeous, UK-made snare drums.
The Cambridge Drum Company was founded in 2014 by Ian Croft, to give the drummer a genuine, bespoke, British made drum kit at an affordable price, where you can be involved in the process from beginning to end.
Every Cambridge drum shell is made by hand from scratch - nothing generic here!
Cambridge offer a massive range of truly sumptuous veneer & lacquer finishes for you to choose from...
Operations Manager at Dave's Drums, Reading.