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Oct152012

LONDON DRUM SHOW 2012

 

 Another enjoyable London Drum Show came to an end yesterday. Our 3rd in 3 years and probably our most benificial for showing the trade and public new product and seeing some old and new faces in the industry.

Here are our highlights from a fantastic weekend on the BR Distribution stand.

 

DE GREGORIO CAJONS

It has only been a couple of months since we started distributing these beautiful hand made, Spanish Cajons and there was a general feeling that we may have been too late to the Cajon party with so many other brands on the market. What we found this weekend was a huge interest from young and old, beginner to seasoned percussionists. It was made clear that although there are many brands of Cajon out there, this market is still very new and consumers are open and unbiased towards these fun, portable percussion boxes.

We had the very talented Tom Chapman (DG Endorsee and Percussionist for Urban Folk Quartet) Demoing the Cajons. It really is amazing the depth of sound that you can drag out of the Cajon and Tom showed onlookers how it was done.

ISTANBUL AGOP

Poogie Bell (Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Roberta Flack, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, John Scofield, David Sanborn, Angelique Kidjo, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Vanessa Williams, Stanley Turrentine, Victor Wooten, Randy Crawford, and many more) stopped by the stand on Sunday for a meet and greet. Poogie has been an endorsee of Agop cymbals for many years and is now playing the new ART20 range.

Poogie is a perfect example of the type of person that Istanbul Agop like to have as part of their family. A lovely guy who is passionate about the sound of the cymbals.

Thanks also to all of Poogies fans who left the stand delighted having met the man himself.

 

AHEAD ARMOR CASES

A year on from launching the product at LDS '11 it was amazing to see how the brand has established itself in such a short space of time. We received so much great feedback about the design, quality, protection and price of the product. A lot of praise must go to the UK retailers who have really gotten behind the cases over the past year. (A special 1st year anniversary deal is on its way for you guys so stay tuned). 

Lee Mullen (Percussionist for George Michael) is the latest name to join the Ahead Armor roster. Lee has been all over the world with George and couldnt be happier with the reliability of Ahead Armor Cases.

 

CRAVIOTTO

We took 3 beautiful Craviotto snare drums to the show this year. 14" x 5" Poplar, 14" x 6.5 Red sparkle laqcuer and Metal Masters (brass & copper). The response as expected was amazing and had customers and drum builders drooling at the stand. 

Craviotto is regarded as one of the worlds best solid shell drums and its easy to see why. The craftsmanship of Johnny Craviotto can be seen in every inch of these drums. 

 

A big thank you to everyone who came to the stand. It was great to talk to so many people and get such positive feedback. See you all next year!

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