EVER BEEN TO ICELAND?
DRUM FOR IT!
COMPETITION STARTS OCTOBER 1ST
Shure are pleased to announce the first Shure Drum Mastery Competition which will be live in 20 Countries from 1 October 2011.
What is it?
Shure are looking for EMEA’s best drummers, who aren’t currently earning a living from their drumming. So, if you’ve spent way too many hours annoying your parents, friends or neighbours with your incessant drumming and it was about time you were rewarded for it, then this is the competition for you!
How to enter
Simply visit ww.drum-mastery.eu (from 1 Oct), download the playalong, practise, then upload a video of yourself playing along to it, not forgetting to add a bit of your own style to your playalong.
The competition will be live from 1 Oct – 16 December. The 3 entrants with the most votes in each country will be put forward to the panel of judges, plus one entrant voted for by Shure in each respective country.
The judges will select a total of 5 finalists from the shortlist. All 5 finalists will be flown to Iceland in March 2012. They will receive a one day drum masterclass with Darren Ashford, and will spend some time with a Shure sound engineer to learn some miking techniques and tips.
The 5 finalists will then battle against each other in front of a live club audience, who will vote for the winner. The winner will receive a voucher worth 5000 euros to spend on Shure equipment.
Due to licensing laws in Iceland the finalists travelling there must all be over the age of 18. Contestants under the age of 18 will still be allowed to enter and can stand a chance of winning a set of Shure Beta Drum microphones.
The judges include Shure UK’s Tom Colman, Drum Lesson Academy and Drummer Magazine columnist Darren Ashford, Cassell The Beatmaker (The Streets / Plan B drummer), and Dennis Poschwatta (Guano Apes).
Not just a competition
There is a whole host of educational videos on the website, from drum micing tips to how to choose the right microphone. Darren Ashford will also be providing a series of workshops for drummers of all levels.
Darren Ashford: “I have used Shure microphones for over twenty years and I can always count on them to capture my musical ideas with amazing clarity and fullness of tone whether on the road or in the studio. I am really pleased to be part of this exciting competition”
Please visit www.drum-mastery.eu from 1 October for more details, the terms and conditions and to enter.