Drum Hangs are pleased to be able to offer the world's drumming community a completely immersive, interactive and informal experience harnessing the capabilities of Zoom.
Each week first-call session drummer, Neal Wilkinson, will be 'live from London' for a two hour broadcast where all participants can enjoy gaining immensely from Neal's insights into drums, music & drumming all gathered from a 40+ year career at the top.
A special guest will join the hang every week. Our special guests are chosen based on their contribution to music in real working situations, so they're able to give further insight into the music industry from their point of view.
All participants are encouraged to interact spontaneously throughout these sessions; being in the moment is a thing of beauty in life & music.
For over 25 years, Russ has worked in the music industry in various sales, marketing and product management guises for many of the leading drum brands including Yamaha, Zildjian, Gretsch, DW, Paiste & LP.
As a drummer, Russ has performed at festivals, theatres, clubs & pubs internationally.
Russ has previously studied extensively with notable teachers including Jim Blackley, Allan Cox & Bob Armstrong.
Over the last 40 years, Neal has built an incredible reputation as a first call session drummer working with artists such as Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, James Morrison, Ray Charles, Annie Lennox and Joan Armatrading to name but a few.
As well as working on many film soundtracks including Star Wars - ‘Return of the Jedi’ & Avengers ‘End Game’, Neal was also the drummer on the first series of American Idol and could also be seen on ITV’s X-Factor and BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.