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UK Artist Session

Zildjian's UK Artist Session 2010


The Avedis Zildjian Company hosted its 7th UK Artist Session at the renowned London Hard Rock Café on 29 March 2010 attracting its biggest attendance of Artists to date.

Zildjian and the Hard Rock Café rolled out the red carpet to welcome Zildjian Artists to an afternoon of rock n roll hospitality, whilst being given the opportunity to see and play all of the latest offerings from Zildjian, including some exciting proto-type cymbals...with creator Gavin Harrison on hand to explain his reasoning behind them.

Hosted by Zildjian's Tina Clarke (International Artist Relations Manager) and Bob Wiczling (International Marketing Manager), together with colleagues from Head Office, John DeChristopher (Vice President, Artist Relations and Event Marketing Worldwide) and Brad Baker (VP Marketing Worldwide), the Event was also enjoyed by many of Zildjian's industry friends, including associates from the UK's Drum Media (Rhythm Magazine and Drummer Magazine), Mike Dolbear, friends from UK Hire Companies, including Jamie Henry from John Henrys Ents, Yard Gavrilovic ('supertech' to Steve Gadd and Ginger Baker), Scott Johnson (tech to Richard Hughes of Keane) and our very special friends from Cato Music Ltd (Zildjian's UK Artist Outlet) Glen Rowe and Woody. Check out some great photos taken by Tina K. below.

Says Tina Clarke, "It's quite a feat getting so many of our Artists in one room at the same time, but word must be spreading that this is a unique event not to be missed, where everyone has a lot of fun catching up with old friends, making new ones and all whilst checking out the latest Zildjian offerings. Once again it's great to see so many established Artists like Bob Henrit, Henry Spinetti, Steve White and Ian Thomas mingling with some of our recent signings including Sam Doyle (Maccabees), Chris Bussey (TrioVD) and Aicha Djidjelli (Daisy Dares You) - not forgetting the guys from some of the UK's hottest bands right now, Jack Savidge and Rob Lee (Friendly Fires), Jack Lawrence-Brown (White Lies), Richard Jupp (Elbow) and of course the exclusive drummer news of the day from Gary Powell that he and the rest of the Libertines are reuniting to play Reading and Leeds Festivals."

Artists in attendance included:

Sam Agard (Palomar Faith), Nathan Allen (The Score), Elliott Andrews (Kate Nash), Bob Armstrong, Simon Ash, Steve Barney, Richard Brook, Chris Bussey (TrioVD), Ben Calvert (Calvin Harris), Pete Cater, Paul Clavis, Laura Conway, Jason Cooper (The Cure), Toby Couling (The Noisettes), Colin Currie, Guy Davis, Jamie Dawson, Aicha Djidjelli (Daisy Dares You), Emily Dolan-Davies (Bryan Ferry), Sam Doyle (The Maccabees), Eddie Edwards, Karlos Edwards, Stuart Elliott, Laura Fares (Sam Sparro), Andy Fisenden (Sugababes), Steve Forrest (Placebo), Martin France, Fyffe Elliott, Paul Elliott, Paul Francis and Richard Rayner, Russell Gair, Andy Gangadeen, Paul Garred, Fergus Gerrand, Davide Giovannini, Robin Goodridge (Stone Gods), Lisa Gordon, Alun Harris, Roxy Harris, Gavin Harrison, Bob Henrit, Donavan Hepburn (Cheryl Cole), Carlos Hercules (Beverley Knight), Dan Heterton (Elliott Minor), Preston Heyman, Geoff Holroyde, Dylan Howe, Kas Hussain, Mem Jago (Ghost Of A Thousand), Richard Jupp (Elbow), Chris Karan, Ben Kennedy (Ladyhawke), Bob Knight, Paul Kodish, Jack Lawrence-Brown (White Lies), Rob Lee (Friendly Fires), Pete Lewinson (Simply Red), Ged Lynch (Peter Gabriel), Ross McFarlane (Sharleen Spiteri), Josh McKenzie (Tinie Tempah), Travis Marc, John Marter (SAS Band), Mark Mondesir, Lea Mullen, Martin Oldham, Michael Olubamowo, Billy Osbourne, Louie Palmer, Adam Perry, Gary Powell (The Libertines), Mark Pusey, Mike Richardson, Mark Roberts, Neil Robinson, Dave Ruffy, Chuck Sabo, Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires), Steve Sidelnyk (Seal), Andrew Small, Paul Smith, Spike Smith, Steve Smith, Phil Solomon, Henry Spinetti, Jeremy Stacey, Paul Stewart (The Feeling), Ian Thomas, Darby Todd, Alex Toff, Dave Wagstaff, Mark Walker, Tim Weller, Javier Weyler (Stereophonics), Steve White, Daniel Wilding (Aborted), Simon Wolstencroft, Colin Woolway and Simon Wray.

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