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DrummerLive 2008 masterclass room
at Drummer Live 2008

For the fifth year running, will be co-sponsoring the biggest Drum show in the UK. We've built on the tremendous success of our previous masterclasses and this year we have another very strong line up for you. The masterclass room will play host to three of the top players in their respective genres, allowing you to listen and learn from the masters. Education is the focus of our masterclasses and with limited seating there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions, see the action and chat with the artists.

In association with Drummer, we will be selling VIP passes for each day of the show. The VIP passes will give you access to a VIP lounge, where you can relax and enjoy complementary hot and cold drinks. You will also gain early entry into main live stage area and the masterclass room - no queueing! You will also receive a special VIP goodie bag.

VIP passes are £20 per person per day. These passes are sold in addition to your normal show ticket and are being limited to 150 per day

Purchase your VIP tickets from our online shop here.
Purchase your show tickets here

Geoff Dugmore at Drummerlive 2008

Geoff Dugmore - “The session drummer” 
(Roland drums)

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.

Geoff is one of the busiest session drummers in the UK today playing with artists like Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Killing Joke and Tina Turner to name but a few. Geoff is also Songwriter, Producer. Musical Director and Programmer.  This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the most successful session drummers in the country.

Show times:
Saturday 11.00 - 12.00
Sunday 12.00 - 1.00

Jerry Brown “The touring drummer”
(Pearl drums/Zildjian cymbals/Vic Firth sticks)

Jerry will cover life on the road as a gigging drummer and how his upbringing in gospel music has helped him become one of the first call UK touring drummers.

Jerry is an incredibly versatile drummer and has played with a variety of top Jazz, pop and gospel acts including the Mercury Award winning Ms Dynamite, Jamelia, A1, Will Young, and Courtney Pine. Jerry is currently touring with Girls Aloud.

Show times:
Saturday: 4.00 - 5.00
Sunday: 10.30 – 11.30

Jerry Brown at Drummerlive 2008

Ian Matthews at Drummerlive 2008

Ian Matthews “from Studio to Live”
(Sabian cymbals/Vic Firth sticks/Remo drum heads)

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.

Ian is a very versatile drummer from playing in a soul function band and teaching in Bristol to headlining major festivals with Kasabian.

Show times:
Saturday: 12.45 - 1.45
Sunday: 2.45 – 3.45

The drum tech "Yard", in association with Yamaha/Zildjian/Remo

Everything you want to know about tuning and the life of a drum tech with the UK drum tech legend Yard

Yard Gavrilovic is the owner of The Vintage DrumYard ( and has maintained a long association with drummers, such as Zak Starkey, Steve Gadd, Ginger Baker, Jim Keltner, Henry Spinetti, Steve Barney, Steve Ferrone, Paulinho da Costa, Ricky Lawson, and many more. He is currently on tour with Ian Thomas for Eric Clapton and is Annie Lennox's Production Manager.

Show times:
Saturday: 2.30 - 3.15
Sunday: 1.30 – 2.15

Yard at Drummerlive 2008

Show Times:
Geoff Dugmore
11.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 1.00
Ian Matthews
12.45 - 1.45
2.45 – 3.45
2.30 - 3.15
1.30 – 2.15
Jerry Brown
4.00 - 5.00
10.30 – 11.30

All master classes will be on a first come first served basis. There is no pre-booking. The master class room has space for 150 people maximum which will allow you to get up close to these amazing drummers. will also have a shop selling a large array of DVD's Videos, books and T-shirts.

Make sure you come early to avoid disappointment
Check for performance times -We look forward to seeing you there!


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