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Slingerland Drums Making Big Sounds With Artists Around the World

United States
Conway, Ark. (March 6, 2007) — Slingerland Drums, the ultimate in percussion for over 70 years, continues to rock the music scene with top musicians performing around the world with the renowned high-quality Slingerland sounds. Known worldwide for classic and quality percussion instruments, Slingerland is the brand of choice for such popular current acts as Aqme; BP Zoom; Dionysos; Holy F$%K; Louise Attaque, Kevin McAdams (Elefant) and Sam Bair (Locksley). Notable artists including Carmine Appice Jr.; Pete Coatney (Jack Ingram band); Bobby Drake (The Hold Steady); Tom Drenon (Daryl Worley band); Chris Farr (Johnny A band); Thommy Price (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts); Wayne Proctor; Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Earl Smith Jr. (Aaron Neville Quintet); Chris Sutherland (Doc Walker band) and Billy Bob Thornton are among a group of elite artists who perform with Slingerland.

The Slingerland Modern Jazz in the Green Glitter Classic Wrap finish

Slingerland serves musical artists in a wide variety of popular music genres; from punk rock to country, jazz and Latin rock, artists with a variety of musical styles look to Slingerland to provide the quality of sound they’re looking for. The influential and trailblazing punk rock band Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are perhaps one of the current most popular punk and indie rock bands touring the U.S. at this moment. The band’s drummer, Thommy Price rocks the stage, and the studio, using an impeccable Slingerland drum kit to bring the energy level for the band’s fans to an ultimate high.

On another front, the hugely admired jazz and R&B artist Aaron Neville is a tremendous supporter of the Gibson family of brands. His entire band, The Aaron Neville Quintet, plays Gibson instruments including his drummer, Earl Smith Jr. who plays Slingerland drums. The drummers of such country acts as The Jack Ingram Band and The Darryl Worley Band, Pete Coatney and Tom Drenon respectively, bring the electrifying sound of the Slingerland drums to the very popular country music scene.

Slingerland is also the popular brand of choice for musicians internationally. From Latin artists Carlos Benitez (Luis Fonsi Band), Mauricio Montenegro (Aterciopelados) and JD Lakambra (Locos Por Juana) to Canadian drummers Chris Sutherland (Doc Walker) and the cutting edge indie act Holy F$%K to the United Kingdom’s Wayne Proctor, Slingerland proves its high reputation crosses oceans as well as genres.

About Slingerland:

Slingerland was founded by H.H. Slingerland in 1912 to produce ukuleles and banjos, and the company introduced its first drums in 1928. Slingerland USA is based in a facility previously used for Baldwin piano production and now is made by superior craftsman in Conway, Arkansas. Slingerland continues to offer instruments made in the United States. Slingerland is part of the Gibson family of brands.
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