Drummer Salle de Jonge has joined the growing roster of artists who have chosen British Drum Co. drums as their instrument of choice. Salle’s decision to join British Drum Co. comes at the start of several exciting projects for the in-demand Dutch drummer.
Since graduating from the Rotterdam Conservatory in June 2006, Salle de Jonge (aka Salomon) has become recognised in the music industry as a dedicated, hard-working drummer. Salle is considered by many to be the go-to guy for hip, grooving beats with a unique, eclectic sound ranging from jazz to hip hop and all points in between. Salle has been fortunate to have shared the stage with some of the greats of Jazz & Soul, including Roy Hargrove, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Three Degrees, Till Brönner, Ronny Jordan and Bennie Maupin, amongst others. For several years, Salle has been building his reputation on the domestic Dutch Jazz scene, playing and touring with Benjamin Herman, Mathilde Santing, Boris, Michiel Borstlap, Alain Clark, Edsilia Rombley and Loïs Lane, to name just a few.
Bands and projects he has been involved with include Shirma Rouse, LeslieNielsen, The Fresh Cuts and Sabrina Starke with whom he wrote, played and produced her self-titled album, released in September 2016 as well as its follow-up, released in 2018.
Currently, Salle is teaming up with renowned DJ Collective, Fremdtunes for their third “Breakbeats and Drumloops” sample library. Together they released a Volume 1 & 2 with beats, sounds and breaks, which was a global hit and has been “chopped” on tracks by famous DJs and producers worldwide. Salle has also been fortunate to work with Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Russel Elevado (Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Alicia Keys,Al Green) on singer iET’s latest record, “So Unreal”.
British Drum Co., which launched in September 2015, was founded by master drum maker Keith Keough; Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews; top-level marching specialist Stu Warmington; product designer Alan Kitching; and award winning comedian and drum enthusiast Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord. The ranks expanded when in 2017 The Verve & Charlatans drummer, Pete Salisbury, joined the company.
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