Featuring The Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend And Drum Off Singapore
The annual Singapore Drum Festival, organised by Fest Events International, began in 2007 to accommodate to the heightened demand from the Singapore drumming community to organise events and competitions to grow the drumming scene in the country. Gathering local talents & renowned Drummers, Percussionist & Bands from around the world, drum clinics & drum challenges were also introduced to further provide local talents an avenue to hone and compete their skills, enabling them to grow as musicians. By doing so, Fest Events International has helped local talents to being recognised and secured endorsements by renowned drumming equipment manufacturers over the years.
As part of 2017’s Singapore Drum Festival, the Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend will be held at MAX Atria@ Singapore EXPO alongside PlayLAH! from 5 to 6 August. The Ultimate Drummers Weekend celebrates the musicianship of the finest drummers from around the world in a single weekend. Singapore Drum Fest 2017 will witness an impressive line-up of local and foreign artists who will convene at MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO for two days of musicianship and showmanship, and some of the best talents that will be represented include Stanley Randolph from the United States (who has drummed for Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and The Jacksons), Jost Nickel from Germany, Anson Koh from Singapore (Drum off Singapore 2016 winner) and Federico Paulovich from Italy, amongst a host of other star performers.
The Grand Finals of Drum off, the world’s definitive open drumming competition annually held in Singapore, will see the most talented competitors from all over the world battle for the championship through 4 Drum Off categories – Junior, Intermediate, Girls and Open, during the same weekend (5 to 6 August 2017) on the PlayLAH! stage.
Fest Events International is proud to present the Annual Singapore Drum Fest 2017! Get all ready for a music-soaked weekend filled with finesse on August 5th and 6th, with TWO highly-anticipated events:
- ULTIMATE DRUMMERS WEEKEND – the only most important Annual International Modern Drum set festival organized for every drummer in Singapore and all around Asia. One can expect top notch performances from the best drummers in the world and highly-beneficial small group masterclasses from the star-studded line up.
The International Drumming stars hailing from USA, Germany & Italy are all performing in Singapore for the very first time! First choice drummer for Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera, Stanley Randolph will demonstrate an impeccable style of playing music from his perspective and why he is a first call musician. Meytal Cohen, a darling of the internet, with 2.5 million followers will set to wow you with her set. A great German drummer, Jost Nickel packs all the groove in his body and soul that makes him the top German drummer for Jan Delay and Disko no.1!
Expect all the amazing antics coming from Juan Carlito Mendoza, the Winner of USA wide Drum Off Competition 2012. Top Italy Drummer, Federico Paulovich will thrill you with his finesse and movements around the drum kit. Singaporean drummer Benjamin Lim from Villes, just fresh from Baybeats is set to impress at the fest. Anson Koh, winner of Drum Off Singapore 2016 and first choice drummer for Nathan Hartono will grace the stage with his awesome band.
A great German drummer, Jost Nickel packs all the groove in his body and soul that makes him the top German drummer for Jan Delay and Disko no.1! Expect all the amazing antics coming from Juan Carlito Mendoza, the Winner of USA wide Drum Off Competition 2012.
Top Italy Drummer, Federico Paulovich will thrill you with his finesse and movements around the drum kit. Singaporean drummer Benjamin Lim from Villes, just fresh from Baybeats is set to impress at the fest. Anson Koh, winner of Drum Off Singapore 2016 and first choice drummer for Nathan Hartono will grace the stage with his awesome band.
- DRUM OFF SINGAPORE – The finals of this competition (a part of the aforementioned event) will feature representatives from more than 10 countries coming from as far as U.S.A.. An exciting friendly battle ensues with contestants of Junior, Intermediate, Girls and Open categories vying for the coveted “first ever” Champion’s Cymbal Trophy in the world. Girls category is a brand new category.
Other Important Information
Official world-wide media partner – Drum Talk TV
Key Strength: more than 950,000 followers on their Facebook and more than 1 million interactions per month.
Most importantly Dan Shinder the man behind drum Talk TV will be in Singapore to cover the events and interview our Singaporean artists and sponsors and yet again, this will place Singapore on the world stage for music.
Main event partner – Play LAH and Music Village
Key Strength: more than 20,000 people will be at Singapore Expo Hall 5 during 4 August to 6 August.
PlayLAH! Let’s Celebrate! National Day 2017 has an even more exciting line-up of activities this year for the whole family, complete with hands-on workshops, game booths and a MUSIC VILLAGE (co-curated by Fest Events International) a special music instrument cum music school exhibition show in Singapore! This event is organised by SingEx Venues International.
Studio 72 – co presenter of Meytal Cohen and Advocator for Women’s Drumming in Singapore
This year we welcome the initiative from Ms Ivy Toh Tan, founder and director of Studio 72 Music School. Being a professional female drummer herself, she is leading the way to promote and introduce drumming for more ladies to pick up and enjoy. Pls visit here for more information.
Here is the 2017 line-up of accomplished guest drummers from America, Europe and Singapore. *They are also judges of the drum off, lending great credibility & validation to the contestants.
Key Strength : First choice drummer for Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet Boys and the Jacksons
Meytal COHEN (performing w/ bassist Anel Pedrero)
Country : USA / ISRAEL
Key Strength: Female drummer with 1.5 million followers on Facebook, 1 million subscribers on Youtube
Country : GERMANY
Key Strength: Drummer for German super group Jan Delay & Disko no.1 , Top session and touring drummer in Germany
Juan “Carlito” MENDOZA
Country : USA
Key Strength: Drum Off Grand Champion USA wide 2012
Country : ITALY
Key Strength: Drummer for Top Metalcore band Destrage, Top drummer in Italy
Country : SINGAPORE
Key Strength: Drummer for VILLES, no.1 post-hardcore band in Singapore. Also drummer for Paul Wong of Beyond
Key Strength: First choice drummer for Nathan Hartono, Gareth Fernandez. Winner of Drum Off Singapore 2016