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In our April issue of Drummer we spend time with a host of players well known for their approach to live playing. Our cover artist Johnny Jenkins can regularly be found touring arenas in the company of artists such as Example and Lily Allen, while Skunk Anansie’s powerhouse Mark Richardson is truly a force of nature when witnessed in a live setting. We also speak to Jungle Drummer, who, after an eenforced break due to injury, is back in the spotlight thanks to his incendiary live playing. Josh Devine, who has toured the world several times over with One Direction, gives us his final word on drumming, while we bring you full reviews of two recent drum-led events.
Not to ignore the countless other aspects of our musical lives, however, we also bring you an exclusive interview with John DeChristopher, who for many years was head of artist relations in the US for Zildjian, and is perfectly placed to give us an alternative view on our chosen industry. Plus we continue our look at recording for the modern era, this time focussing our attention on getting the best out of your kick drum.
On the gear front, we take a look at Mapex’s new Armory series kit, Paiste’s Formula 602 Modern Essentials ride cymbals and hi-hats, Fusion’s premium range of drum bags, and a traditionally built Spanish cajón courtesy of J.Leiva. We also take a look at an incredibly cool 6” Carbon Fibre Side Snare from VK Drums, which you can walk away with by entering this month’s competition.
All of this plus our regular mix of fresh features, top-notch tuition and the latest news makes for a jam-packed issue!