I’m back from this year’s London Drum Show with some fantastic news.
The London Drum Show is a great opportunity to meet some of the people behind the more well known brands in the drumming industry as well as a fantastic chance to see new products and brands that might only just be entering the market (and potentially pick them up at a discounted rate!).
From my perspective it’s a chance to catch up with some of the companies I already work closely with, to meet some for the very first time even if I’ve been in touch with them for awhile and to make entirely new acquaintances.
Only a day before heading down to London I received an email from Ian at Tuner Fish Lug Locks informing me that I was formally invited to join the artist roster before the new website launched.
My first proper stop was to find the Tuner Fish booth and finally meet Ian and the rest of the team – I was met with a very friendly welcome from Ian, Mike Bigwood (who’s responsible for the engineering and also runs his own drum manufacturing company – Bigwood Drums) and, of course, Mark Richardson himself (who’s brutally tough playing with Skunk Anansie led to the creation of Tuner Fish).
Having finally met the team in person I can honestly say it’s a real pleasure to be associated with not only an invention that I believe in but with a group of people who are truly dedicated to bringing their amazing product to everyone and I can confidently say that the new 3rd generation Tuner Fish are even better than the ones I reviewed several months ago!
You can finally purchase Tuner Fish Lug Locks directly using their online store or through my good friends at The Music Shipping Company. All new 3rd generation Tuner Fish will also be making their way to local dealers very soon in a variety of pack sizes (as little as 4 right up to 50) and an exciting new range of colours.
Speaking of partnerships – one particular meeting at the London Drum Show has led to what will hopefully be a very exciting development…more details to follow once I’m able to make them public!