Ali Richardson

See Ali on Sunday at 11:15 on the Main Stage

BUY TICKETSMain Stage Auditorium


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 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. He’s since gone on to perform at numerous clinics, including The UK Drum Show, where he has helped highlight the intricacies of a genre that is somewhat overlooked at such events.

His current musical ventures are Bleed From Within and Sylosis, 2 of the UK’s premier metal bands. A founding member of the former and a full time member of Sylosis since 2015, he has toured extensively over the past decade alongside Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Amon Amarth, Testament & Children Of Bodom to name a few.

International touring aside, he has performed at a number of major festivals including Download (UK), Bloodstock (UK), HellFest (FR), Graspop Metal Meeting (BEL), SummerBreeze (GER) & Pukkelpop (BEL) amongst others.

Ali continues to add more educational performances to his resume whilst continuing to fuel his passion for live performance.

Ali Richardson | The UK Drum Show - Photo: Tom JD Armstrong

Photos: Tom JD Armstrong 

Ali is appearing in association with Meinl Cymbals.




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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