July 31, 2009

Drinks line-up a cast of international drumming stars

The third annual “Drumming for Drinks” competition at the University of Strahclyde’s Lord Todd Bar on Wednesday, August 12th, will expand to include a veritable who’s-who of international drumming talent.
The event will crown one snare-, tenor- and bass-drummer “Lord/Lady of the Todd” while entertaining an audience thirsty for creativity.
“We have a fantastic international line-up of top drumming talent confirmed for this unique ‘anything goes’ event,” said organizer Scott Currie. “This year’s event promises to be a barnstormer.”
The events call for competitors to use their creativity and skill to create a unique and entertaining selection, using their musical instrument, and accompaniment from any other musicians and music they choose. There are no restrictions on attire.
Confirmed competitors in each category:
Bass Drum
  • Steve Foley, Los Angeles Scottish (USA)
  • Christina Hanks, Oran Mor (USA)
  • Nichole Holdbak, Dowco Triumph Street (Canada)
Snare Drum
  • Ryan Barr, 78th Fraser Highlanders (Canada)
  • Richard Baughman, Los Angeles Scottish
  • Graham Brown, Peel Regional Police (Canada)
  • Aaron Carter, Peel Regional Police
  • Grant Cassidy, House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead / NYPBoS (Scotland)
  • Dougal McConnell, PipeBand Club (Australia)
  • David Ross, Strathclyde Police / NYPBoS (Scotland)
  • Andre Tessier, Dowco Triumph Street
Tenor Drum
  • Matt Bellia, 78th Fraser Highlanders
  • Mary Bruce, Dowco Triumph Street
  • Neil Bruce, House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band / NYPBoS
  • Andrew Elliott, Peel Regional Police
Tickets are priced at £10, with a limited number available at the door. The contest starts at 1 pm.




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