The London Drum Show 2017: top clinician Jim Riley confirmed!


Here’s some exciting news about The London Drum show – the ultimate two-day event for drummers on the 11 & 12 November 2017 at Olympia London.

We are excited to reveal that Rascal Flatts drummer and bandleader and all-round awesome clinician Jim Riley will hold a Masterclass and appear on the Education Stage at the 2017 show.

Jim is regularly recognised by his peers as being one of the best in the business, winning multiple awards from ‘Best Country Drummer’ to ‘Best Drum Clinician’. As well as playing with multi-platinum group Rascal Flatts, he is one of Nashville’s elite touring drummers, an internationally recognised educator, author of bestselling books, a published composer and an educational columnist. He will join Jimmy Chamberlin, Andy Gangadeen, Kaz Rodriguez, Steve White and Ian Palmer, plus more to be announced, at what’s set to be the biggest and best London Drum Show yet.

In his Masterclass on Sunday 12 November, Jim will cover those all-important drum set ergonomics, constructing grooves and fills and creating your sound. He will also talk about learning to play for the song, and the importance of expanding your knowledge of styles. At 12:15 on the Saturday, Jim’s session on the Education Stage will cover hand development, useful triplet combinations and inverted paradiddle applications. He will also be touching on country drumming and world styles.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or a drum whizz, we all have room to improve so don’t miss your chance to learn from the very best at the London Drum Show 2017. Check out the website for full info and to see what else we have in store for you, and to buy your advance tickets. 50p from every ticket we sell will be donated to Music For All, the charity of the UK musical instrument industry.

Advance tickets are available now from