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DW Signs Kasabian’s Drummer, Ian Matthews

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8 February 2007 — U.S custom drum manufacturer Drum Workshop has announced the addition of UK drummer Ian Matthews (Kasabian) to its roster of artists. In recent years, Ian has been the driving force behind the band’s much talked about live performances and most recently, Kasabian has been nominated for “ Best Live Band” at both the Brit awards and NME awards. DW Artist Relations Manager Garrison comments, “Ian is a great drummer and the band has been making a lot of noise in Europe lately. He’s a perfect addition to our international artist family and we’re really proud to have him on board”

Ian is currently touring the band’s number 1 album and latest release “Empire”. Selling out shows in the UK, Japan and Australia, where they performed at the “Big Day out” festival, Kasabian continues to cement their reputation as on e of the most exciting live bands in rock.

Ian’s live set up is a DW Collector’s Series Maple VLT kit in Broken Glass Finish Ply with chrome hardware. The sizes are as follows: 24″ bass drum, 13″ rack tom, 16″ &18″ floor toms and 7x14” and 5 x14” snare drums. He also plays DW 9000 Series pedals and hardware exclusively.

Other DW UK artists include Zak Starkey (The Who), Geoff Dugmore (independent), Omar Abidi (Fightstar) Benjamin Byrne (Star Sailor), Graham Broad (Roger Waters), Carlos Hercules (George Michael), James Irving (22/20s), Steve Dolder (independent), Gary Wallis (Mike and the Michanics and Nick Mason (Pink Floyd).
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