Picture: British Drum Co. welcomes Richard Brook to the BDC Artist family. Richard is pictured behind his Legend Series drums in his custom Silver Sparkle finish as he prepares for the Take That tour where he is keeping the drum seat warm for Donovan Hepburn.
Drummer Richard Brook has joined the growing roster of artists who have chosen British Drum Co. drums as their instrument of choice. Richard’s decision to join British Drum Co. coincides with him sitting in on the European leg of the Take That tour for Donovan Hepburn…
Over the years, Richard has enjoyed a successful career in music, working with a wide variety of artistes including : Sister Sledge, ABC, Gary Barlow, Nik Kershaw, Sugababes, Go West, Anne Dudley, Holly Johnson, Fraser T Smith, Heather Small, Acoustic Alchemy, Rick Astley, Marc Almond, Hugh Cornwell and the JB horns. His own progressive band ‘Headspace’ released an album ‘I am Anonymous’ to critical acclaim.
He is currently musical director for Jimmy Somerville, Britpop Classical and has been resident musical director for the REWIND festival house band for 10 years.
Richard is also head of drums (working alongside another British Drum Company artiste, Pete Cater) at the London College of Creative Media.
Speaking about his brand new Legend Series drum kit, Richard said, “For a while I was happy not being with a particular company and then I spoke to Mel and Keith at British Drum Co. I thought I was a drum geek, but they are on another level! The thought and passion that goes into these drums is staggering. I love the Legend kit that Keith and the team built for me. Great live kits sometimes don’t step up in the studio but these drums also sound fantastic under the mic’s. BDC are onto something really special here and I’m so glad to be a part of it.”
British Drum Co., which launched in September 2015, was founded by master drum maker Keith Keough; Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews; top-level marching specialist Stu Warmington; product designer Alan Kitching; and award winning comedian and drum enthusiast Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord. The ranks expanded when in 2017 The Verve & Charlatans drummer, Pete Salisbury, joined the company.
Richard Brook – British Drum Co. Drum Kit specifications:
Legend Series – finished in custom Silver Sparkle
22” x 16” Bass Drum
10” x 7”, 12” x 8”, 13” x 9” Rack Toms
14” x 14”, 16” x 16” Floor Toms
14” x 6” Bluebird Snare Drum
14” x 6.5” Big Softy Snare Drum
20” x 8” Gong Drum
For more details, visit www.britishdrumco.com or contact the British Drum Co. on 0161 804 4724