Former drumming student Finlay Mayers reaches final of UK Young Drummer of the Year 2019

Congratulations to former drumming student Finlay Mayers who has just been announced as one of the ten finalists in next year’s UK Young Drummer of the Year 2019 competition. Finlay studied drums at Portobello Music School from Primary 3, completing his Rockschool Grade 8 exam by the age of 12.  He went on to study advanced drumming technique at Junior Napier Music for a couple of years and is now working on developing his own unique style.

Now in its 17th consecutive year, the competition provides an opportunity for young drummers aged 16 and under to showcase their talents to a panel of judges and in front of a live audience.

The final will take place on Sunday February 3rd at 2pm at Artex Arts centre, School Drive, Bromsgove, B60 1AX.

All tickets are £10 and will go on sale for general release on 14th December – Box office 01527 577330.

This year, the competition winner will win a Sonor drum kit, a set of Meinl cymbals and a set of Evans drum heads!


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