Meet OUR family...
RICK JUPP (elbow/Rogue Emperor)
Jupp is one of the UK's modern day greats, up there with Steve White and Craig Blundell.
Having toured with elbow, a pioneering band of the modern age we live in today has played stages worldwide and have sold millions of albums across the globe.
Jupp left the band in 2016 to take new paths of education (currently teaching at ACM, LIPA and Salford university), sessions for a number of UK top artists, private drum tution and has recruited a number of 'star' musicians for a new project 'Rogue Emperor'.
Jupp is on the board of directors for dRdrums UK and is an ambassador for the company.
Jupp showcased his teaching skills at the UK drum show this year in Manchester.
Jupp's endorsed by dRdrums, Gretsch, Zildjian, Vic Firth and Porter & Davies.
Below is a 14 x 8" cherry and Ziricote (outer) snare, one of jupp's many...
COLIN JONES (Circa Waves)
Colin is most certainly one of the leading young rock star drummers of the modern era. His electric presence on stage, surrounded by amazing technique and showmanship make Colin the new Taylor Hawkins.
Music has been in Colin's vains from being a young kid. He started on the guitar at an early age, finally picking up the stix and sitting behind kit in his early teens.
Colin began drum teching in his early 20's, soon followed by the appointment as the drummer for Circa Waves in 2015. Since then, he and the band have begun to develop a worldwide following, playing some of the biggest stages around the globe.
Following the release of the bands 'Different Creatures' in the spring of 2017, Colin and Circa Waves will be headlining some major festivals and playing some big gigs in the UK and around the world this summer....
Colin is endorsed by dRdrums UK, premier drums, Sabian and Vater drum sticks.
Below is Colin's 'crackle' snare...
JOE LAZARUS (INHEAVEN)
Joe Lazarus is most certainly one of the graceful young drummers in the UK. Joe currently plays with INHEAVEN and has featured in the best newcomer drummers poll in this years RHYTHM magazine.
He started playing drums at the tender age of 5 years old. Excuse the massive cliche but drums are definitely in his blood. Joe grew up on a strict musical diet of 70's classic rock so naturally his favourite drummers are players such as John Bonham, Mitch Mitchell and Cozy Powell.
Joe's played some great shows including festival sets at Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury and BBK in Bilbao. He has toured the UK and Europe supporting Blossoms and Jamie T.
Joe and INHEAVEN are currently supporting Circa Waves on their UK and European tour.
Joe was kind enough to say...."Danny Rees was kind enough to give me a snare to play and it's safe to say I've fallen in love with it....HARD. It really is a masterpiece and I'm hugely grateful to him and the the dR team for giving me the opportunity to play it. 2017 looks to be another busy year and I'm looking forward to using my dR snare at every show".
Joe is endorsed by dR snares, premier drum company and Paiste cymbals.
Joe's snare (below) is a elm cluster over walnut with a high gloss finish...