JJ Wallace, crowned winner of the Mike Dolbear Young Drummer of The Year is to appear at The UK Drum Show, in Mike’s Best of British Room September 29 & 30 Manchester Central. Sponsored by the British Drum Co and The UK Drum Show.
Jeremiah Joshua Wallace started playing drums when he was 2 years old and since then has never given up the passion. He started playing in church which gave him the ability to play with other musicians from a very early age. JJ drumming influences have changed during the course of his life but has always been a fan of drummers such as Tony Taylor Jr and Nate Smith. By the age of 13 JJ gained grade 8 and since then has been studying more about unique styles of music stretching from Jazz to hip hop and funk.
JJ has been involved in various musical events including his school Jazz band he has also recently been involved in the Hertfordshire Youth Gospel Choir which has been an excellent experience and a wonderful opportunity to highlight the music he enjoys.
JJ told us “Being a part of the Young Drummer of the Year competition really means a lot to me as it is an event which I have worked really hard to be a part of and one that I have admired since I was much younger and so I am honoured and proud to be the 2018 winner”