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Tristan Long of The Tornados Calendar Launch

Tristan will be launching a "SIXTIES DRUMMERS & THEIR GEAR" calendar for 2018 in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity on the Sunday of the show.

The well known drum instructor Lloyd Ryan pictured here is featured in the calendar. Lloyd will also be there for a short presentation and demonsration on a Sakae kit and to sign calendars which include fully endorsed photos of some very famous sixties period drummers including Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. Other drummers featured in the calendar are Scott Ottoway, Barry Witwam, Ted Duggan, Lou Rosenthal and Nick Woolgar


Lloyd Ryan of The Tornados

Lloyd Ryan will be appearing on Sunday between 1:30pm and 2:00pm

The Show

Simon John's Vintage Drum Show is an annual event organised, promoted and managed by drummers for drummers to provide an opportunity for the display, promotion, trading of drums, associated products/items and drumming skills to be available to the drummers and potential drummers of the UK and beyond. It is a non-profit organisation and seeks to be self-funding.

The 2017 show will be held over the weekend of 30th September to 1st October at the Standard Triumph Club in Coventry.


City of Coventry

A fascinating city in its own right, Coventry is right at the heart of the English Midlands - close to Birmingham, Leicester and the historic towns of Worcester, Leamington and Stratford upon Avon.

The city of Lady Godiva is steeped in history - it was briefly the capital of England in the 15th century - and with two universities and a population of 300,000, it offers plenty of culture including the Coventry Music Museum and some lively nightlife and live music in the nearby suburb of Earlsdon.


Accomodation Nearby

The Village
Dolomite Avenue
Coventry Business Park
Coventry, CV4 9GZ
Phone : 02477 710860

Literally a stones throw away, the Village has everything you want from a hotel - gym, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Easy access from the A45 via M6 and M69 or Canley Railway Station.

Premier Inn, Earlsdon Park
53 Butts Road
Coventry CV1 3BH
Phone : 0871 527 9318

Set in a prominent art deco building, this is a modern no-frills hotel 1.5 miles away. Rooms feature en suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Kids aged 15 and under eat and stay free with a paying adult. Easy access from the A45 via M6 and M69 or Canley Railway Station.

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At this Year's Show

26 Exhibition Stands

Over 30 Kits on Display

Vintage Vault Section

Over 2 Full Days


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Feature stalls 2, 3, 24, 25 & 26 are £40 each per day.
NOW SOLD OUT

Remaining stalls are £30 per day

A 50% reserve deposit is required for booking

Balance of hire costs to be paid by 01/09/2017


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Ken Hickey's Blog

There's Life in the Old Drum Yet!

Hello vintage drum folks, Ken here again. Here you see three drums from the Carlton/Hayman companies. First of all the Gigster - yes, Gigster floor tom. This started out as a single headed, stick chopper hoop, 14" X 14" floor tom. It was wrapped in a very dark blue, typical early 60s sparkle. I decided to strip the sparkle off to see what the grain of the birch was - WOW, I was amazed!!! You will be too when you see it and the two snare drums at Simon John's Vintage Drum Show.

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Finally, I will be on hand at the show for any help or advice you may need to strip, leave as natural wood, re-cover, cut down, glue and dowel your drum restoration projects. Most important of all, you will be able to admire your handiwork and enjoy playing your vintage kit.


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