Zildjian is delighted to announce our first signing of 2014, Ben Barter, drummer with Lorde.
Virtually unknown in early 2013, Lorde closed out 2013 with 4 Grammy nominations, record breaking singles in multiple countries, and one of the hottest albums of 2013 – Pure Heroine.
The complicated task of translating the drum sounds from the album ‘Pure Heroine’ to the live arena fell to Ben Barter, a seasoned drummer and native of New Zealand.
Ben’s current set-up for live shows is a pair 14” K Constantinople HiHats.
His studio set-up consists of:
14” K Constantinople HiHats
20” K Constantinople Medium Ride (or 19” K Crash Thin)
22" Constantinople Bounce Ride (Or 22" K Dark Medium Ride).
Ben says “Getting to endorse Zildjian is a childhood dream come true. I love the dryness that the Constantinoples and K Cymbals have and the range of sounds that can be produced from just one cymbal”.
You can follow Ben at: Twitter - @burgerblazer
To learn more about Ben, visit his Artist Page.
Welcome to the Zildjian Artist Family, Ben!