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Rob Brian

Rob has worked with Goldfrapp, Peter Gabriel, Siouxsie Sioux, Simple Minds and Jason Rebello among others. Rob played on 2 vintage kits from 2 different eras and anyone who saw Rob in this clinic will tell you that it was a must see event for vintage enthusiasts and the general public alike.

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Neal Wilkinson

Neal Wilkinson appeared at this year’s show to perform on a very rare Ludwig 401 snare drum previously owned by the legendary Kenny Clare. Neal also talked about the history of the drum and how he became the proud owner of an ultra rare snare drum.

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 2019 show will be held over the weekend of 12th and 13th October at the Standard Triumph Club in Coventry.

City of Coventry

A fascinating city in its own right, Coventry is 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.

Find Us

At the 2018 Show

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32 Exhibition Stands

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Over 30 Kits Displayed

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Vintage Vault Section

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Over 2 Full Days


Been there, done that, now get the T Shirt!

One of the big surprises at last year's show was the demand for Vintage Drum Show merchandise featuring the logo. All we had were a dozen T shirts!

After repeated requests for beanie hats, hoodies, even badges and stickers we're giving in and will be offering a selection of goodies at the show. You will also be able to order out of stock things at the show which we'll post on to you.


Contact us

Links & Thanks

Lee Brayshaw at GO Graphix for this website and graphic designs

James Topp for the show's floorplan and booking facility