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The UK Drum Show Announce Caleb Hayes for Main Stage Mini!

The UK Drum Show have announced Caleb Hayes as the first artist to be appearing on their new for 2024,  Main Stage Mini, sponsored by Into Music – Drum Store, who recently turned 9 years old..!
Caleb started playing the drums at the age of two, he hasn’t had any lessons but progressed very quickly playing by ear. His main influences being – Joey Jordison, Jay Weinberg, Will Hunt, Eloy Cassagrande, Ray Luzier & Art Cruz to name a few.
Caleb Hayes with Lamb Of God drummer Art Cruz
Extremely passionate about playing rock & metal music, Caleb enjoys the fast pace & complexity of this genre, the double bass has got to be his favourite element.
In 2019, Caleb played his first live music festival at just 4 years old. He opened the festival’s main stage performing some well known rock classics.
(he hadn’t even started school at this point!)

Since 2020, Caleb has played SJC Drums after Jay Weinberg from Slipknot gifted him a snare drum & double bass pedal at their Birmingham show.

From there, Caleb has show cased his drumming skills on a number of TV shows, The Ellen Degeneres show, Game of Talents & most recently Blue Peter.
In 2022 he performed live on the serpent’s lair stage at Heavy Metal festival – Bloodstock open air & became a Roland artist shortly after this.

Last November Caleb got the the amazing opportunity to perform with Evanescence live at their show in Glasgow to a group of VIP guests.
Caleb’s passion for playing the drums is beyond inspiring for us all & when he’s not playing his drums or watching live music, you’ll finding him drawing or building Lego!
Well done from all of us here at The UK Drum Show for your passion and commitment at such a young age!
Caleb will appear at 12 noon Saturday 28th September 2024. Submissions for our Main Stage Mini will close 30th November for submissions and we will continue to review videos and announce further artists up until this point.