Artists/Clinicians

Artists/Clinicians

Thomas Lang (USA)
Virgil Donati
Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats)
Michael Schack (Belgium)
Lucius Borich (From COG)
Lozz Benson Trio
Gang Of Brothers
Pete Drummond
Ben Ellingworth
Jake Taylor Sproule
Taikoz
Synergy Percussion
Sydney Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble
Allans Watson (Associate Principal Timpanist and Percussionist Opera Australia Orchestra)
Dave Goodman
Gary France
Byron Mark Cajon Ensemble
Stan Bicknell
Alex West
Dynasty Drum Line
Thomas Hassall Anglican College Drum Circle
DRUMFILL Percussion Ensemble

More to be announced soon

Artist/clinician profiles below in alphabetical order

ALEX WEST

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Alex West,B Mus, has a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Southern Cross University. With more than 25 years experience as an educator and 1nstrumental teacher, he has been a pioneer in music for education, health, well being and aged care. His educational work was honoured by the National Australia…

read more >
 
 

BEN ELLINGWORTH

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Ben started playing at the age of 12 through and quickly joined the Billy Hyde Academy under Milan Troha, He later became the events co-coordinator for Drumcraft and put together such events and clinics as the Australian Drummers weekends, Mike Mangini, Pat Torpy, Kenny Aronoff, Jimmy DeGrasso, Grant Collins and…

read more >
 
 

BYRON MARK CAJON ENSEMBLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

It’s not often you see a group of Cajons being played at the same time…..however the Cajon Cats are here to show you how it’s done! Hailing from different areas all over Sydney, the group meets weekly in Rockdale to jam some funky grooves on their Cajon box drums! Led…

read more >
 
 

DAVE GOODMAN

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

DAVE GOODMAN presents STICK CONTROL Dave Goodman presents Stick Control featuring the Moeller technique and what he learned from lessons with Jim Chapin and Joe Morello, plus techniques for developing the ability to play accents amongst different sticking patterns as well as methods for creatively developing one’s own vocabulary for…

read more >
 
 

DRUMFILL

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

drumfill is a community percussion ensemble whose members range in age from 5 to 18 years of age. All drumfill members are also members of their school or a community concert band or orchestra when they are old enough to join. There are four drumfill percussion ensembles and they are…

read more >
 
 

DYNASTY DRUMLINE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

The Sydney Stick’s Dynasty Drumline believes in the power of music.
Having the Sydney Sticks at an event brings people together and takes the atmosphere to a new level.
As fully mobile entertainers they can grab an audiences’ undivided attention, blow them away with ferocious grooves and show stopping moves. Not just a…

read more >
 
 

GANG OF BROTHERS

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

We’re also delighted to present the highly acclaimed Gang of Brothers. Led by vibrant drummer, vocalist Buddy Siolo and featuring the amazingly talented brothers Andro, Dauno, Fenix and Banel Martinez, Sydney’s Gang of Brothers offer a cross-genre, musical assault you’re not going to want to miss. With their seriously phat grooves,…

read more >
 
 

GARY FRANCE – DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATOR

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Gary France is a passionate advocate for music education throughout the world. He presents workshops, motivational speeches and concerts in the widest range of musical genres including jazz, commercial, world and classical music’s. He received his Bachelor of Music degree, Music Education, in 1979, from the Crane School of Music,…

read more >
 
 

JAKE TAYLOR SPROULE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Performing at the  SYDNEY DRUM & PERCUSSION SHOW with Guitar accompaniment presented by Los Cabos Drumsticks Jake Taylor Sproule is one of Australia’s most respected hard rock and metal drummers, who has played with numerous bands including Necrospyre, Whoretopsy, and Cyaneye. Don’t miss this energetic session with Los Cabos drumsticks…

read more >
 
 

LOZZ BENSON

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Also announced for the SD&PS is singer, songwriter, band leader Lozz Benson. Lozz has played and toured with well-established Sydney acts including Urthboy, Pat Capocci, The Drey Rollan Band, Drummer Queens, The JHD Revival Band, Sirens Big Band and Rackett. Lozz is well known and respected in the Sydney music…

read more >
 
 

LUCIUS BORICH

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Since sitting behind a kit for the first time at the age of 3, Lucius Borich has established a reputation as being one of Australia’s finest and most flexible drummers. In 1998, Lucius formed the highly regarded prog rock band Cog, who have gone on to become one of Australia’s…

read more >
 
 

MICHAEL SCHACK

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

We are thrilled to announced acclaimed Belgian drummer Michael Schack. Over the years, Michael has won several awards, has been nominated for “best clinician/ demonstrator” in international drummer magazine polls and just recently (Feb 2017) received the E-drummer Of The Year award for the third time. He’s also an affiliate…

read more >
 
 

PETE DRUMMOND

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Peter Drummond is one of Australia’s most phenomenal drummers. His relentless pursuit of technical mastery, and his deep-rooted musicality have captured the attention of many of the world’s great drumming artists including: Virgil Donati, Dave Weckl, Thomas Lang and Mike Mangini. His reputation as a producer, composer and teacher is…

read more >
 
 

SLIM JIM PHANTOM

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Since The Stray Cats first etched their name into rock n roll history with their punkified version of rockabilly in the late 70s, Phantom has been able to trade on that name by touring with various rockabilly flavoured projects. There was Phantom, Rocker and Slick with former Stray Cat bassist…

read more >
 
 

STAN BICKNELL

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

New Zealand born Stan Bicknell is a self-taught drummer now residing in Melbourne, Australia. His time here has seen him touring and recording with artists such as: Kimbra, Miami Horror, Ecca Vandal and his own band The New Caledonia. During his time with Kimbra, Stan played on her acclaimed debut…

read more >
 
 

SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Percussion Ensemble was founded in 1991 by Daryl Pratt.  Members of the ensemble, all percussion students at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, perform a variety of works for percussion ranging from transcriptions to contemporary classical and jazz with an emphasis on works by Australian composers….

read more >
 
 

SYNERGY PERCUSSION

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Synergy Percussion is an amazing 3 piece sonic art collective. It is percussion at its core but if you dig deeper, you’ll find it is human, stone, wood, steel, air, and skin, all coming together, all being reassembled, re-appropriated, re-interpreted, re-contextualised. Synergy’s expansive vision of percussion has allowed the group…

read more >
 
 

TAIKOZ

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Since 1997 Taikoz has developed an international reputation for vibrant performances that couple explosive energy and extreme dynamism with refinement and grace. From the most delicate melodies of the shakuhachi to the thunderous impact of the odaiko, Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic.

read more >
 
 

THOMAS HASSALL ANGLICAN COLLEGE DRUM CIRCLE

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Senior School students from Thomas Hassall Anglican College in Sydney’s south-west (Middleton Grange) come together once a week to learn modern arrangements of traditional rhythms from North-West Africa. Mr Byron Mark, their teacher, has spent some time in Guinea and brings a fresh edge and authenticity to the drum-circle sound….

read more >
 
 

THOMAS LANG

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Thomas Lang has headlined almost every major international drum festival in the world and has toured the globe many times as a solo artist. As a session musician he played for artists such as  Paul Gilbert/StOrk, Robert Fripp, Asia, Nik Kershaw, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Ronan Keating, and George Michael…

read more >
 
 

VIRGIL DONATI

Posted in SDS Performer Profile

Since the mid-nineties Australian born, LA based drummer, Virgil Donati has been a household name, performing and touring with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Vai and Allan Holdsworth, while also maintaining a busy schedule as a band leader and member of numerous recording and touring bands.

read more >