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SOULTONE CYMBALS ARE EXHIBITING AT THE NAMM SHOW 2016 - ANAHEIM , CALIFORNIA , Thursday 21st- Sunday 24th January.
Booth 2879 , HALL D . , come and see the latest Products that will be available in 2016.
YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR FINALS -2016.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ZOE PASCAL , SOULTONE CYMBALS ARTIST. Who has been announced as one of the 10 Finalists
for this Years Finals, to be held at the Spa Centre, Leamington Spa , on Sunday 7th February 2016 , good luck Zoe.
LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.
ADS DRUMS & SOULTONE CYMBALS WERE PROUD TO SUPPORT FOOTES MUSIC AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.
THE EVENT TOOK PLACE ON NOVEMBER 8th-9th 2014 at THE OLYMPIA CONFERENCE CENTRE , LONDON.
FOOTES of 41, STORE STREET , LONDON , WC1E 7DB are our London Premium Dealer for SOULTONE CYMBALS.
THEY CAN BE CONTACTED ON 020 7323 2213 ; www.footesmusic.com .
Footes displayed a substantial collection of Soultone Cymbals including the Latest Soundwave Hihats and Light
Hammered Prototype & Natural Prototype Cymbals as well as the Standard Soultone Ranges.
FOOTES STAND at the London Drum Show 2014.
SOULTONE VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL 64 LINE RIDE WITH SUNBURST ENGRAVING ON DISPLAY AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.
FOOTES STAND SHOWCASED A LARGE SOULTONE CYMBALS EXHIBITION.
MORGAN SIMPSON - YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2014 and SOULTONE ARTIST performing at THE LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.
ZOE PASCAL - SOULTONE ARTIST PERFORMING ON THE FOOTES STAND AT LONDON DRUM SHOW 2014.
SOULTONE CYMBALS WILL BE EXHIBITING THE SOULTONE CYMBALS RANGE AT MUSIKMESSE , FRANKFURT 2014.
PLEASE VISIT THE BOOTH IN HALL 3.0 STAND A35 , THE SHOW RUNS FROM WEDNESDAY 12th - SATURDAY 15th MARCH.
ON HAND AT THE BOOTH WILL BE IKI LEVY SOULTONE FOUNDER AND CEO.
MORGAN SIMPSON - SOULTONE ARTIST WINS THE FINALS OF THE YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2014.
ADS Drums and Soultone Cymbals were pleased to attend the Young Drummer of the Year Finals at the Leamington Spa Centre on Sunday February 2nd 2014.
Morgan Simpson , Soultone Artist was the Winner of a Hard fought Finals of Ten Young Drummers hosted and organised by Mikedolbear.com. Our congratulations go out to Morgan, the other Finalists ,the Judges and the Organisers.
Morgan is seen here after the announcement with his Father Kevin and Soultone UK Rep. and ADS Drums Owner Adrian Darby.
ADS Drums are pleased to announce that they will be Exhibiting Soultone Cymbals and Ford Drums at the London Drum Show 2013
at London Olympia on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October. We will be pleased to see you on Stand D5- more information closer to
SOULTONE CYMBALS ARE PLEASED TO BE SUPPORTING FOOTES LEARN FOR FREE DAY ON SATURDAY 29th JUNE , AT THEIR 41, STORE STREET, BLOOMSBURY STORE.
All Soultone Artists are reminded that Soultone are supporting Footes Learn for Free Day at their 41, Store Street Shop on Saturday 29th June , we have two Young Soultone Artists at the Store during the day Morgan Simpson and Zoe Pascal showcasing our products , and some great Soultone Cymbals why not call in during the day and check them out.
Soultone representatives will be on site to discuss your requirements.
SPECIAL OFFER IN ASSOCIATION WITH FOOTES FOR LEARN FOR FREE DAY.
THIS UNIQUE VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL 64 LINE CRASH RIDE WITH SUNBURST FINISH AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE THIS CYMBAL HAS A NORMAL RRP OF £499 , CHECK WITH STORE FOR ONE OFF PRICING DEAL - FOOTES 0207 3232213. REMEMBER THERE IS ONLY ONE OF THESE CYMBALS.
WE HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM THE NAMM SHOW AT ANAHEIM , LOS ANGELES, CA. WITH IMAGES OF NEW 2013 PRODUCTS FROM FORD DRUMS AND SOULTONE CYMBALS THESE WILL BE POSTED BELOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ;
FIRST SIGHT OF THE FORD MAVERICK 2013 SILVER SPARKLE FINISH , KEVLAR TOUGH SURFACE ON FORD QUALITY DRUMS.
SOULTONE CYMBALS 2013 SHOWCASED PRODUCTS;
MORE NEW 2013 PRODUCTS TO FOLLOW;
BREAKING NEWS ;
ADS DRUMS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FOOTES LONDONS FAMOUS DRUM STORE , HAVE RELOCATED AND RE OPENED THEIR STORE AT FOOTES , 41 STORE STREET , LONDON WC1E 7DB . Tel; 0207 734 1822. FOOTES WILL BE STOCKING AN EVEN LARGER SELECTION OF SOULTONE CYMBALS AND WILL HAVE SOME RELOCATION SPECIAL DEALS ON FORD DRUMS.
IT WAS GREAT NEWS FOR THE DRUM INDUSTRY TO HEAR THAT PINK FLOYDS DRUMMER NICK MASON HAD STEPPED IN TO SAVE FOOTES THE HISTORIC LONDON MUSIC SHOP WHERE HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST EVER DRUM KIT. NICK - WHO HAS BEEN A CUSTOMER SINCE THE LATE 1950s HAS JOINED A BUYOUT BY THE STORES LONG TIME SALES DIRECTOR , ROB WILSON FROM THE FAMILY WHO HAS OWNED THE BUSINESS SINCE THE 30S.
INCREASED SOULTONE STOCKS AT FOOTES 41, STORE STREET SHOP RE OPENING PARTY.
PETERBOROUGH SPECIALIST DRUM SHOP - MAD ABOUT DRUMS , 971, LINCOLN ROAD, PETERBOROUGH, PE4 6AF EXPANDS SOULTONE CYMBALS RANGE AND GETS IN THE FESTIVE SPIRIT WITH CHRISTMAS CYMBAL TREE WINDOW ARRANGEMENT. CONTACT 01733 327987 FOR MORE INFO.
FORD ARTIST - RICHARD RICKY RAYNER PERFORMING AT THE CLOTHES SHOW , BIRMINGHAM ,NEC, RICHARD DRUMS FOR UPCOMING BAND FRANKO WHO ARE REGULARLY TOURING THE UK AND HAVE A TOUR OF INDONESIA PLANNED IN THE NEW YEAR. MORE NEWS SOON.
SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSING ARTIST VERONICA BELLINO IS ANNOUNCED AS THE OFFICIAL TOURING AND RECORDING DRUMMER FOR JEFF BECK THE LEGENDARY GUITARIST.
VERONICA PERFORMED WITH JEFF BECK AT THE ROUNDHOUSE AT THE CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS ON WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER WHERE JEFF RECEIVED THE LIVING LEGEND AWARD.
MORE IMAGES TO FOLLOW SHORTLY.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BACKLINE PARTNERS JOHN HENRYS PROVIDED BACKLINE SUPPORT BOTH FOR THE REHEARSALS , THE PERFORMANCE AND LATER STUDIO RECORDING , THE FORD MAVERICK TOURING GIGGING KIT THAT IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE FROM JOHN HENRYS WAS PARTNERED WITH A SET OF SOULTONE BACKLINE CYMBALS , TO VERONICAS SPECIFICATION.
VERONICA RECORDING IN THE STUDIOS WITH THE
FORD MAVERICK KIT.
VERONICA IN THE STUDIO WITH SOULTONE REP. ADRIAN DARBY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BACKLINE HIRE
JOHN HENRY'S- Specialist Suppliers To The Entertainment Industry.
16-24 BREWERY ROAD, LONDON N7 9NH. Tel; 020 7609 9181 Fax; 020 7700 7040 www.johnhenrys.com
ADS DRUMS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS OF FORD DRUMS AND SOULTONE CYMBALS REPRESENTED BOTH BRANDS AT THE LONDON DRUM SHOW AT OLYMPIA CONFERENCE CENTRE ON SATURDAY 15th & SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER.
ADS Drums were proud to showcase the Maverick Touring Gigging Kit in a four piece Rock configuration in Black Galaxy finish ideal for stage lights. Also flown in for the show were Soultone Latin, Natural , and Vintage Old School 64 Line Prototype Cymbals for display.
Soultone Artist and current Young Drummer of the Year Stephen Asamoah Duah performed on the stand on Saturday and Sunday , whilst also playing on the Mainstage on Sunday afternoon. Richard Rayner also an ex Young Drummer of the Year , Drummer for Band FranKo and Ford Artist also entertained us on Sunday.
Ford and John Henrys Backline Hire in London were pleased to announce at the show their partnership to provide Ford Maverick Touring kIts and Smart Ass Seats for Backline Hire and Sale from the Pro Shop in London . Soultone Cymbals will also be available in the Pro Shop and for Hire.
Soultone Cymbals who are the Cymbal provider for the Young Drummer of the Year competition were proud to provide the Soultone Cymbals set on the Mike Dolbear Young Drummer of the Year Audition Booth at the show. This booth was available throughout the show for aspiring Young Drummers to audition on film for the Young Drummer of the Year 2012.
KARL BRAZIL JOINS THE RANKS OF SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSERS.
KARL BRAZIL - HAS FAST BECOME ONE OF THE BUSIEST SESSION DRUMMERS IN THE COUNTRY.
HE KEEPS VERY COMFORTABLE AT WORK WITH HIS FORD SMART ASS THRONE .
KARL IS PICTURED JUST BEFORE A NEWMARKET RACE NIGHT GIG WITH JAMES BLUNT.
KARL IS ALSO CURRENTLY DRUMMING WITH FEEDER AND ROBBIE WILLIAMS.
WE WELCOME KARL'S SMART DECISION.
JOHN HENRY'S THE LONDON BASED SPECIALIST SUPPLIERS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY ARE NOW OFFERING THE FORD MAVERICK BACKLINE HIRE KIT AND SMART ASS SEAT FOR HIRE AND SALE IN THE PRO SHOP.
THIS KIT HAS A 22x 18" KICK , 10& 12 RACK TOMS, 14 & 16 FLOORS, and 14x6.5" & 14x5.5" SNARES ALL IN NORTH AMERICAN 10 PLY MAPLE . ALSO AVAILABLE IS A SMART ASS SEAT. THIS SELECTION OF DRUMS WILL ALLOW MOST CONFIGURATION REQUIREMENTS. THE MAVERICK KIT HAS OUR BTS/ KEVLAR FINISH INFUSED WITH SILVER SPARKLES. THIS FINISH IS SO TOUGH IT CAN TAKE EVERYTHING THE ROAD THROWS AT IT. IT IS THE IDEAL FINISH TO PUT ON A TOP QUALITY KIT , ALLOWING YOU TO TAKE IT ON THE ROAD WITH CONFIDENCE.
MORE INFORMATION ON BACKLINE HIRE RATES AND AVAILABILITY FROM;
JOHN HENRY'S- Specialist Suppliers To The Entertainment Industry.
16-24 BREWERY ROAD, LONDON N7 9NH. Tel; 020 7609 9181 Fax; 020 7700 7040 www.johnhenrys.com
FRANKO CAUGHT RECORDING THEIR LATEST VIDEO;
FORD DRUMS AND SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSER RICHARD RAYNER DRUMMER WITH FRANKO , SEEN HERE RECORDING THEIR LATEST VIDEO BEFORE HEADING OUT ON THEIR AUTUMN TOUR OF THE UK.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW;
SOULTONE ENDORSER IAIN WILSON DRUMMER WITH 26 THE BAND TOURING UK CURRENTLY, SEEN HERE AT THE Y NOT FESTIVAL.MATLOCK RECENTLY.
IAIN AND THE 26 BAND TURNED IN A GREAT SET AT THE Y NOT FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE ON SATURDAY , IAIN HAS BEEN TOURING WITH THE FORD CORIAN PROTOTYPE SNARE , WHICH HAS BEEN USED BY SOME GREAT DRUMMERS SINCE IT WAS CREATED. THE SNARE WAS A GREAT PARTNER TO IAINS SOULTONE CYMBAL SET UP.
FRANKO , PERFORMING AT TUTU'S , KINGS COLLEGE,LONDON
FORD DRUM ENDORSER RICHARD RAYNER AND THE BAND TURN IN A GREAT SET
AT TUTU'S ON THEIR UK TOUR. CATCH UP WITH THE BAND ON THEIR SUMMER TOUR.
THIS BAND IS GOING PLACES.
RICHARD RAYNER OUT ON UK TOUR WITH FRANKO.
FORD DRUMS & SMART ASS SEAT ENDORSER RICHARD IS CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD IN THE UK WITH
FRANKO , CATCH UP WITH THEIR GIGS ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE ; FRANKO BAND PAGE.
RICHARD IS PLAYING HIS MAVERICK FUSION KEVLAR COATED TOURING/ GIGGING KIT,
IDEAL FOR THE KNOCKS AND TOUGH LIFE ON THE ROAD, WHILST PLAYING HE KEEPS
COMFORTABLE SAT ON HIS SMART ASS SEAT .
For more info go to www.myspace.com/franko/shows
SOULTONE ENDORSING ARTIST IAIN WILSON DRUMMER WITH AUSTRALIAN BAND 26 TOURING UK IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
 Release their debut UK single , ALOHA on 25th July on Floodboy Records. The single is lifted from their successful Australian previously released Album BIRTHS DEATHS & MARRIAGES which will receive its UK release later this year.  spent much of 2010 touring including performances at the ROCKNESS FESTIVAL, MUSEEXPO USA &UK , INTERNATIONAL DESIGN WEEK (CND), MUSIC MATTERS ( HK), and BRICK LANE TAKEOVER ( UK). They return to the UK in August in support of the release of ALOHA and will announce live dates soon; including Y not Festival on 6th August.
www.26theband.com - www.facebook.com/26fbp - Twitter@26theband
MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT - APRIL 6th -9th 2011
HALL 3.0 BOOTH G70
ADS DRUMS EXHIBITED SOULTONE CYMBALS AND FORD DRUMS WITH PENGU DRUMS OUR GERMAN SOULTONE PARTNER AT THE MESSE IN APRIL THIS YEAR.
ADS REPRESENTED SOULTONE & FORD PRODUCTS SOULTONE CYMBALS EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS
SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSER - STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH PERFORMS WITH GAVIN HARRISON ON TWO LEGS OF THE MIKE DOLBEAR CLINIC TOUR. JUNE 2011.
Stephen Asamoah Duah opened up proceedings on the last two nights of the Gavin Harrison Clinic Tour promoted by Mike Dolbear at Orchard Percussion Studios , Colchester and The Drum Shed , Chesham in June. Both nights were a sell out.
Stephen opened up for Gavin Harrison at the last two venues of the Tour with different sets on each night. This is the first Public Clinic performances that Stephen has undertaken , and the Audience were treated to a very competent performance on each night well done Stephen. In the Audience at Orchard Percussion was Richard Rayner, one time Young Drummer of the Year himself and now playing Drums for up and coming Band FranKo , who have just completed a tour of Indonesia and are now preparing to embark on a UK Tour in July and August. Thanks to Paul at Orchard Percussion Studios, Colchester, and Bob at the Drum Shed, Chesham , and Mike Dolbear , and of course Gavin Harrison for the great occasions and performances.
SOULTONE CYMBALS ENDORSER WINS YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2011
14 YEAR OLD STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH of Edmonton, London ,
was crowned this years Winner at the Leamington Spa Centre on Sunday 6th February.Stephen is seen here being congratulated by Soultone Cymbals UK A&R Rep. Adrian Darby after the announcement.Stephen was voted Winner from a very strong group of 10 finalists by a team of emminent Judges at the prestigious competition organised by Mike Dolbear.com and sponsored by Natal Drums with cymbals sponsored by Soultone. ADS Drums are the Exclusive Distributors or Soultone in the UK and Ireland.
SOULTONE CYMBALS SEND THEIR CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS WHO COMPETED ON SUNDAY 6th FEBRUARY. THE STANDARD OF MUSICIANSHIP WAS OUTSTANDING.
WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE WINNER , STEPHEN ASAMOAH DUAH WHO IS A SOULTONE ENDORSER , AND LOOK FORWARD TO ASSISTING HIM IN HIS FUTURE CAREER.
WE ALSO WISH TO PAY RESPECT TO THE EFFORTS OF ALL THE JUDGES , ASSISTANTS AND ORGANISERS OF THE COMPETITION , FOR THEIR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE CONTESTANTS , IN CREATING YET ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY.
ADS DRUMS, WHO ARE ALSO THE DISTRIBUTORS FOR SMART ASS SEATS MANUFACTURED BY THE FORD DRUM COMPANY WERE DELIGHTED TO PROVIDE THE THRONES FOR ALL CONTESTANTS ON STAGE AND IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM FOR THE 2011 FINALS.
LATEST OUTING FOR THE FORD CORIAN-KOENIG PROTOTYPE.
Paul Blant , Drummer with Peterborough's Up and coming Band The Fleeting Minds used the Ford Corian Prototype at Assault & Battery Studios in London , when the Band recorded their debut Album , with Producer Matt Lawrence. This Snare has recently returned off Tour with Placebo . Paul was looking for the distinctive sound signature that the Corian Horizontal Stave construction delivers.
SOULTONE CYMBALS USED IN THE FLEETING MINDS DEBUT ALBUM.- RECORDED AT ASSAULT & BATTERY STUDIOS , LONDON WITH PRODUCER MATT LAWRENCE.
Paul Blant the Drummer with Peterborough Band The Fleeting Minds and Soultone Cymbal Artist selected a set of Custom Brilliant and a set of Vintage Series Cymbals for the recording of their debut Album recently in London at Assault & Battery Studios with Producer Matt Lawrence. Final mixing is currently occuring with a release date later in the Year.
JUST HIT THE NEWSTANDS. APRIL EDITION OF RHYTHM MAGAZINE.
GREAT REVIEW OF TWO FORD CORIAN-KOENIG SNARES IN THIS ISSUE. READ THE REVIEW THEN COME TO SEE US AT FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE ON APRIL 6th-9th WHERE BOTH SNARES WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN HALL 3.0 , BOOTH G70 WHERE WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS SOULTONE CYMBALS & PENGU DRUMS.
DRUMMER MAGAZINE MARCH EDITION.
GREAT REVIEW OF SMART ASS SEATS IN THIS ISSUE GET YOURSELF A COPY.
We will be exhibiting Smart Ass Seats at the Frankfurt Musicmesse from April 6th- April 9th. We are working from our German Soultone Cymbals Partner Pengu Drums Booth G70 in Hall 3.0.
We are proud to be the Exclusive European Distributors for the Ford Drum Company's range of products.
ORGANIC SOLID WOOD STEAM BENT KITS& SNARES. Manufactured to Heirloom quality using traditional methods with any available wood of your choice.
PLY SERIES KITS & SNARES. Available in different ply types with Ford's attention to detail on the shell interiors and custom or natural finishes.
MAVERICK SERIES KITS & SNARES. these 10 ply kits also have Ford's nitro cellulose lacquer treatment to the shell interiors . However in a ground breaking
move Ford cover these shells with BTS/ Kevlar coloured finishes. This virtually indestructible finish can take anything that the Road can throw at it.
CORIAN -KOENIG HORIZONTAL STAVE SHELL SNARES. Fords much talked about Corian-Koenig Granite -like snares have a distinctive sound which is never
effected by temperature changes, they are ideal therefore for outdoor festival work in extreme temperatures.
We also stock a full range of FORD METAL SNARES , CARBON FIBRE SNARES are also available.
SMART ASS SEATS , The Ford range of Smart Ass Seat packs in highly distinctive retro colour combinations with Swedish memory foam for comfort.
DRUMVEE CASES, The Ford Drumvee Range of Drum Cases provide the perfect protection for Ford Heirloom quality products.
ADS Drums are Exclusive Distributors for Soultone Cymbals in the UK & Ireland.
Soultone Cymbals are handmade in Turkey. The blend of metals that Soultone use is their own process that employs a balance of proper weight
and tone properties. This creates the real difference between Soultone Cymbals and any other brand , we are proud to offer the full Soultone
CUSTOM , CUSTOM BRILLIANT , GOSPEL , EXTREME , FXO EFFECTS , VINTAGE & VINTAGE OLD SCHOOL.
ADS DRUMS and SOULTONE CYMBALS are proud to be the Official Cymbal provider for the YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR FINALS 2011,
all 10 Finalists will perform on Soultone Cymbals at the Finals on Sunday 6th February 2011 which will be held at
THE ROYAL SPA CENTRE , LEAMINGTON SPA . For more details contact www.mikedolbear.com
Good luck to all 10 finalists.
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