Tyler Baker has been crowned winner of the Mike Dolbear “Young Drummer Of The Year 2023,” which took place Sunday 19th of February, sponsored by PDP Drums, Paiste Cymbals, GEWA Drums and Gibraltar Hardware.
Tyler Baker is 15 years old and comes from Colchester. Tyler will be kicking off things in the Mike Dolbear Room at The UK Drum Show Saturday 30th September at the ACC Liverpool at 12 noon.
The inaugural competition kicked off in October 2001 when a story was posted on the mikedolbear.com website, inviting young drummers aged 16 and under from around the UK to enter the first annual Young Drummer of the Year competition. The competition was put together to give the country’s young drumming talent a national and indeed international platform, which we hope will be the first steps in their musical career.
Mike talking about YDOTY 2023 ahead of this years competition.
Since then, the event has seen tremendous growth. It has established itself as an internationally recognised event, attracting an ever-increasing number of entries and seeing the very best in terms of drumming talent. Sponsorship from various high-profile companies has meant that the competition has continued to improve, both in terms of popularity and scale of production.