Introducing: Drummer's Review Xtra...

Here at Drummer’s Review, our aim is to bring you the highest quality, completely impartial gear reviews as well as delivering all the latest drumming news. Alongside this, we’re also passionate about every aspect of the art of drumming, and this is where Drummer’s Review Xtra comes in. With regular gear-focussed features, interviews with the people behind the biggest drumming brands and insights into the drumming industry, Drummer’s Review Xtra delves a little deeper to bring you more from the drumming world…

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – David ‘The Cardinal’ Cardona

David Cardona
David Cardona was born in Columbia but moved to London in 2012 to pursue his career as a musician. Now an integral part of...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Pete Ray Biggin

Back on the road with Level 42 for a string of European dates, Matt Butlin caught up with drummer Pete Ray Biggin on how he...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Carter McLean

Carter McLean
Carter McLean is an all-round musician. He plays guitar, piano, bass, and of course, drums, most regularly in the long-running Broadway hit musical, The...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: Balbex Drum Sticks

Balbex
Hailing from the Czech Republic, Balbex have been manufacturing drum sticks for around a quarter of a century and have gradually been branching out...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Anika Nilles

Anika Nilles is definitely part of the ‘new breed’ of drummers coming through to prominence in the new century. Although Anika did not start playing...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed – Andy Gangadeen

Andy Gangadeen is without doubt one of the most innovative and exciting drummers on the scene today. As a noted session musician he has...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: Drummers Brainchild Accessories

The Original Magnetic Drummers Brush Holder - £69.99 Every now and then a product comes along that really catches your attention, and The Magnetic Brush...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: DW 3000 Series Hardware

DW 3000 Hardware
The DW 3000 series hardware pack consists of a Hi-Hat stand, Snare stand and two Boom Cymbal stands with some common features.  All have...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Special Feature – Primas Custom Drums

Primas Drums
UK-based custom drum company Primas Custom Drums is the brainchild of Eddie Hodgkinson, who is determined to make an impact in the world of...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed: Vic Firth Rutes & Artist Sticks

Vic Firth Rutes
Over the years there has been a definite swing towards more acoustic live acts in venues. This meant that drummers had to adapt from...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Interviewed: Jamie Morrison (Stereophonics)

Jamie Morrison
As a professional drummer, Stereophonics sticksman Jamie Morrison has played stages big and small all over the globe, which is perfect as he has never...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Special Feature – Jobeky Custom Electronic Drums

Jobeky Custom Electronic Drums is a family business specialising in electronic drums and triggers. The company manufacture everything from individual triggers all the way...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Ash Soan Interview

Ash Soan
Ash Soan has been a fixture on the British session and recording scene, following his huge success with Del Amitri in the 1990’s, and...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Alan White (YES) Interview

Alan White has an enviable pedigree as a drummer.  Having played on John Lennon’s Imagine album and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass opus...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Special Feature – Tamburo Drums UK Showcase Day

Tamburo - Opera Series
Back in November 2021, the Drummer’s Review team had the privilege of being invited to Soho, London, to join Tamburo Drums as they showcased...

Drummer’s Review Xtra: Reviewed – Minuendo Lossless Earplugs

When it comes to our hearing, we musicians can’t be too careful in protecting ourselves against the onslaught of loud noise every time we...