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28th - 29th September 2024

The UK Drum Show returns to the ACC Liverpool

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This two day event is a dedicated show to champion, promote and support the fantastic community that is drummers! All abilities welcome at this family and community orientated event. There is nothing like it!

We’ve welcomed more new drum and percussion businesses than ever before from around the world. For 2024 we expect our biggest display ever, with returning companies, new businesses, and some that were unable to join us for 2022-23.

Come and see all your favourite drum and percussion products, including worldwide launches, artist performances, clinics and lessons from the best in the business. Be sure to tell your drumming friends and be sure to follow us on our socials for the latest news!

You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


The Main Stage

Come and experience the very best players from around the world on the Main Stage auditorium at ACC Liverpool. Hosted by podcaster and former BBC presenter, Ollie Winiberg.

With a total of 12 acts appearing across both days, covering a variety of genres and styles, be prepared to be blown away by some of the most established names in drumming, along with hot up and coming talent.


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Corey is a founding member of the Butcher Brown group and a pioneer in today’s music scene. Although he is often labelled as a jazz drummer, his unique approach and style on the kit is influenced by R&B, alternative, and funk. He has dedicated his life to learning the craft and its history to be one of the best drummers of his time.

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John Stanier is an American drummer who has been actively in the game since 1988. His first and perhaps best-known musical work was as a founding member of the band HELMET in 1989 through its breakup in 1998. After leaving the band, he joined forces with the multi-talented Mike Patton and Duane Dennison to form the supergroup TOMAHAWK, who have released five records since 2001. 

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Nic Collins picked up the sticks at the age of 3 and never looked back. Being the son of legendary drummer Phil Collins, Nic gravitated towards the instrument immediately. His first vivid memories come from his father’s “Final Farewell Tour” in 2004, where Nic was able to watch his dad play drums and sing every night, igniting his passion for music.

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Christopher R. Coleman has been playing drums since the ripe old age of 2, sitting on his uncle’s knee in church. He travelled with his father and uncles who performed together in a gospel ensemble. In his youth he practiced relentlessly with the aim of making it big as a drummer. In Junior high school he earned numerous awards in band competitions, including 1st place for instrumental soloist three years running.

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Anika built up a name for herself as a Youtube sensation, boasting almost 20 million views on her drum videos featuring original compositions, as well as being a solo artist touring through Europe, China and North America. Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse in technique, and her unique sound! The multi-instrumentalist Santino Scavelli is currently one of the most popular new comers within Germany’s world music scene and is currently playing percussion with Anika Nilles’ band ‘Nevell’.

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Keith Carlock has been the drummer with iconic jazz-rock band Steely Dan for over 20 years. He has performed on every tour since 2003 and his first recording with them, “Two Against Nature” won the Grammy award for “Album Of The Year” in 2001. Keith was honored to be voted the winner in the Pop, Fusion, and Best All-Around categories in Modern Drummer’s 2009 Readers Poll. He was also voted the winner in the Jazz category in 2010, and the Pop category in 2008.

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Ray Hearne is the driving force behind UK prog rock/metal powerhouse Haken. Since co-forming the band in his teens, Haken has been met with huge success worldwide, blending traditional progressive rock sounds from the 70s and 80s with modern metal, jazz fusion, symphonic and electronic music.

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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.

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Lina Anderberg’s story is one of unexpected turns and steadfast determination. Born in a small town in Sweden, Lina had no musical background and discovered her passion for the drums almost by accident. This fortuitous encounter led her to dedicate her life to music, a decision that has shaped her entire career. After honing her skills at one of Sweden’s top music schools, graduating in 2016, Lina quickly made a name for herself in the music industry. She has worked with a variety of artists, playing for thousands of people and performing on live TV, where she reached millions of viewers.

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Jay Postones has carved a niche within the world of progressive metal with his exceptional skills and distinctive style. Since the age of 12, Jay has been on a journey that would see him become the rhythmic backbone of the influential band TesseracT.

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Considered the best Brazilian heavy metal drummer of the last nineteen years by drumming magazines and sites, Aquiles Priester has made a name for himself among drummers both locally and worldwide. He has collected awards and achievements throughout his career and has made his home country of Brazil proud.

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Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in demand session and live drummers. Rolling Stone Magazine, in fact, cited him as one of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time” and Modern Drummer named him #1 Pop/Rock Drummer and #1 Studio Drummer for five consecutive years.



Main Stage Mini

NEW for 2024, the Main Stage Mini will be supported by SONOR Drums! 

Main Stage Mini will host ages up to 12 years on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September from 10am – 12pm. From 1pm till 5.20pm the room will host drummers aged 13-21 years. Stay tuned for new announcements!


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Mike Dolbear Masterclasses

For most, Mike Dolbear requires no introduction, as this online pioneer and committed educator to all things drumming is at the very epicentre of the drum community. Mike will be hosting 8 artists in his Masterclass room across both days. Stay tuned for artist announcements in the lead up to the show.


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Jared, born on January 16, 2008, discovered his passion for drums at the age of 7. His journey began at church, and his dedication led him to win the Young Drummer of the Year award from Mike Dolbear, earning his first drum kit.

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Simon Gattringer was born in Linz / Austria. Simon got his first drum set at the age of 6 years, from his uncle, who also made him more and more enthusiastic about music. After autodidactic drum playing followed some years of lessons at the Upper Austrian Landesmusikschulwerk and at the Music School Linz.

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Giuliana Merello is a professional drummer and composer with 20 years of experience, from Argentina, Buenos Aires, currently based in New York City. She leads her own project, Top Queens, and the drum duo project “Back to Back Beat” with Helen de la Rosa.

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Affy Green is a renowned drummer, composer, content creator, writer, and award-winning rat keeper. She’s performed with major recording artists including Pet Shop Boys, Becky Hill, DJ High Contrast, Goldie, Sigala, Zara Larson and many more.

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Since 2016, Gabi’s journey as a session drummer has been nothing short of exhillerating. It all began with a bold decision to drop out from a prestigious London music school, opting instead to tour the world with indie pop icon, Declan McKenna. Touring with Declan not only certified Gabi’s passion for touring and live music, but also honed her craft in ways she never anticipated.

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Samson Jatto’s instinctive ability to know what’s right for a song has made him the first point of call for many Producers, Musical Directors, and Artists. His experience spans over two decades having been introduced to the drums in 2001. By 2010 Samson was recording and touring with Maverick Sabre, this led to prime-time radio and television performances, major festivals, and world tours.

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If you chip away at the exterior of Reuben Spyker, you will find threads of DNA leading to the exciting rhythms and fiery spirit found in flamenco, Jazz music, Funk and mysterious sounds of electronic music. Below the surface you’ll find a heart of curiosity fuelling a love of learning, a passion for movement and the philosophies behind true self expression. Whether you catch him at a live performance or a clinic, you are sure to have a memorable experience.



Mike Johnston Education Room

We’re massively excited to welcome back the incredible Mike Johnston to The UK Drum Show for 2024, as the resident host of our Education Room. This room will see Mike along with world-class drum educators, delivering lessons over the course of the weekend, giving visitors the chance to truly learn from the Pros.


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The Venue

ACC Liverpool, King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool
Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, L3 4FP
T: 0151 475 8888

Show Opening Times

28th – 29th Sept 2024
9am – 6pm

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