Ali Richardson - ARTIST

Ali is appearing in association with Yamaha, Sabian, Promark and Evans.

Yamaha Drums
Sabian Unbound 2019
Promark by D'Addario
Evans Drumheads


Born and raised outside Glasgow, Scotland, Ali first picked up the sticks at age 13 and received his first drum kit soon after. Listening to bands like Pantera, Tool and Lamb Of God, he immediately began developing his own voice behind the kit. A voice that focused heavily on two things; power and groove.

Following these principles, Ali has built an impressive following online and is regularly on tour or in the studio. In 2016, he was nominated for Rhythm’s ‘Best New Drummer’ and a had a 4 page feature in the popular UK magazine.

In May 2018 he was invited to play alongside Anika Nilles, Adam Marcello and The Drumbassadors at the ‘Drummers Only Day Out’ in his hometown of Glasgow. The clinic was a major success and gave Ali an opportunity to highlight the intricacies of a genre that is somewhat overlooked at these events.

His current musical ventures are; Bleed From Within and Sylosis. A founding member of the former and a full time member of Sylosis since 2015, he has toured extensively over the past decade along side Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Testament & Children Of Bodom to name a few.

He has also performed at a number of festivals including Download (UK), Bloodstock (UK), HellFest (FR), Graspop Metal Meeting (BEL), SummerBreeze (GER) & Pukkelpop (BEL).

Ali continues to add more educational performances to his resume whilst continuing to fuel his passion for live performance. Follow him on Instagram (@alieatsdrums) to see where he is next and witness the groove.


Yamaha Oak Live Custom with Black Wood finish 22×16
Yamaha Brass Recording Custom Snare 14×6.5

UV EMAD on Kick Batter
Red Hydraulic snare top, Glass 300 snare bottom G2 on all tom batter heads
Genera Reso on 10, 12
EC Reso on 16, 18

16″ AAX Metal Crash 14″ HHX Groove Hats 10″ AAX Splash 19″ HHXplosion Crash 16″ AAX Chinese
8” AAX Splash
18” Artisan Crash 22″ HH Power Bell Ride 20″ AA Raw Bell Crash 19” AA Holy China 14″ HHX Fusion Hats

Pro Mark Hickory 2B

Ali Richardson - KIT