20th Anniversary of Roland V-Drums development.

In 1997, Roland revolutionised the drumming world with the introduction of the TD-10K: the world’s first electronic drum kit to feature mesh head pads. Over the last 20 years, we’ve continued to develop technology that enables drummers to fulfil their creative potential. V-Drums are played by top artists on the biggest stages, and the current line-up offers a full range of solutions, from beginners to professional.

And even though it’s been twenty years, in some ways the journey is only just beginning.

Come to the Roland V-Drums stand to get hands-on with the entire V-Drums and Roland percussion range! You will get the opportunity to see drum demos and ask questions directly to V-Drums specialists and International V-Drums Artist, Michael Schack.

Explore how easy it is to create the ultimate hybrid acoustic and electronic setup and experience the extraordinarily creative and expressive possibilities of the flagship TD-50KV V-Drums.

2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of Roland V-Drums so come and discover just how far electronic drums have come!”

Hot Apple Distribution
Australasian distribution arm for premium international brands including:  Sakae Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals, Craviotto Drums, Humes & Berg Cases, Protec Cases & Accessories. Winner of the 2016 Business Excellence Award for Best Import/Export Company.”

SAKAE_LOGO_redSakae Drums: Handcrafted in Osaka, Japan since 1925. Sakae has produced some of the world’s most iconic drums ever played & recorded. The legacy continues. Come and witness Trilogy 3ply Kit, infamous Almighty Maple & Birch, Celestial Hybrid, Full Range Wood & Metal Snares along with Pro Hardware offerings.

Murat Diril Web Logo BlackMurat Diril Cymbals: Made by the father of modern day cymbal making, we will be displaying an extended range of handcrafted artisanal Turkish creations from the Black Sea.

Craviotto Logo - THIS ONECraviotto Drums: Bespoke and handcrafted one piece solid shell masterpieces from California USA. Witness the enduring legacy of master builder, Johnny Craviotto – one of a kind instruments providing unsurpassed tone and unequaled performance.

Humes&Berg LogoHumes & Berg: The toughest cases & bags on the market! All-American construction from Chicago, U.S.A. Five case & bag ranges of unsurpassed protection for your gear –  be it a local gig or international stage.

PT roll-up bannerProtec: Bags & accessories, made by musicians for musicians – Innovative design for creative people. “

Ground level Stand #59

100 Mt.Alexander Road
Victoria 3031

“Melbourne Musicians breathe a sigh of relief when Garry Hyde (son of Billy Hyde) re-opened a musical instrument store GH MUSIC on the original Billy Hyde Music site in Flemington, which was where it all began in 1962 for his father’s music retail institution.

A true music icon, the original Billy Hyde Music store was originally opened 50 years ago at 100 Mt Alexander Rd Flemington, Peter McDonald is the assistant manager/drum shop manager and has had a long working history with Garry. As an active drummer Pete loves to keep his drum department looking awesome and full of all the latest gear!”    “GH Music is not just a leading online music store in Australia, providing new and experienced musicians with the very best instruments and accessories. We also specialise in drums and percussion. We also supply a great range of full band equipment, stocking everything from guitars, amps and mics through to keyboards/digital recorders and mixers to stage lights among countless other products.

With our nationwide delivery, our repairs service and generous returns policy discover why many people choose GH Music as their preferred online music store in Australia. Browse our range today or give us a call for expert help and advice.

On Our Stand you will see:-
A great range of drum brands and accessories. Come and have a chat with Pete, Brent, Tony and John about all things that bang and crash!

Kentville Drums is Australia’s foremost drum repair and restoration workshop. An authorised warranty repair centre for Ludwig, Gretsch, Pearl, Yamaha, DW and Sakae, their meticulous commitment to detail continues to attract some of the biggest names in music from across Australia, and around the world. In addition to their restoration and repair work, Kentville Drums also produces several ancillary products including their Kangaroo Hide DrumheadsKentville Drums will be exhibiting a range of their products at the inaugural SDPS including their renowned kangaroo hide drumheads and patches. Today in use with performers from all corners of the industry – including Charlie Watts, Rob Hirst, Hamish Stuart, Mick Fleetwood, The US Army, Synergy Percussion and leading Orchestras across four continents – these genuine rawhide heads are stronger than calf, warmer than plastic, eco-friendly and Australian made. It’s real tone from real rawhide. Stop by the Kentville Drums booth to hear their story and hear the difference. Show specials and giveaways on the dayKENTVILLEDRUMS AUSTRALIA LOGO

2017 marks 22 years since DRUMscene Magazine first began publication.
Now regarded as a world leader in its field, DRUMscene has strived to bring the biggest and best artists interviews, Drumming news, educational features, product releases, innovations, events and artist tours to Australia.
DRUMscene is proud to be a media partner for the inaugural SD&PS. We look forward seeing you all there!
“Patrons will see a full range of current & back issues of DRUMscene.
PLUS!  We will showcase a HUGE range of Hal Leonard top selling drum and percussion educational books & DVD’s – AND all the products will be on SALE!!  – 20% to 80% Off RRP!

529 – 535 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070
Since Drumtek’s humble beginnings in 1992, Drumtek has been responsible for hundreds of the world’s greatest artists and bands featured in: Clinics, Workshops and private teaching. Including staging ‘Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend’ festivals (AUDW), ‘Australia’s Best up & Coming Drummer Junior, Intermediate and Open Competitions’,
Along with an excellent educational philosophy Drumtek not only offers specialist events, but also has one of the most comprehensive Drum & Percussion school and drum shop in Australia

Ground level Stand #64-65

D’Addario Australia is part of D’Addario & Company Inc, the world’s largest manufacturer of musical products and accessories. Based in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne D’Addario Australia is proud to represent and exclusively distribute Evans drumheads and accessories, Pro-Mark drum sticks, Puresound snare wires, DW & PDP drum kits and hardware, Meinl Cymbals & Percussion, SKB Cases and Tune-Bot along with many GMI brands.

If you are keen to keep abreast of D’Addario Australia’s future news and promotions, check out our Facebook pages.”            “In addition to bringing you both headline acts Thomas Lang & Virgil Donati, we are proud to be presenting: Lucius Borich, Pete Drummond & Lozz Benson.

On our stand you will be the first in the country to see & hear (and even purchase at great prices):
– DW’s NEW 45th Anniversary Collectors Limited Edition set, along with their NEW Stainless Steel shell kit.
– DW’s limited edition Timeless Timbre River Oak kit that is produced from water salvaged timbre that is estimated to be 1500 years old!!
– Meinls NEW Pure Alloy range & Artist Concept models.

In addition we’ll be showcasing the many incredible NEW technology advancements with our own Evans UV1 heads & Promark ActiveGrip sticks.

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro musician, we can help you realise your potential with our innovative rental program. Studio19 Rentals operates Australia’s foremost in-store and online Rental program for Musical Instrument Retailers throughout Australia.” “Studio19 Rental Benefits
Low monthly payments
Apply to buy at any time
Protection plan available
Return anytime after the minimum rental period
No ongoing account keeping fees or charges

When you’re just starting out
Obtaining equipment is not necessarily inexpensive. Beginners may be concerned whether the equipment is really right for them, even worse purchase below standard products which can have devastating effects on potential development.

Moving forward
Is your current equipment holding you back in your development, but coming up with the total funds for an upgrade proving out of your reach? For a low monthly rental you can now be using the product of your dreams.

For professionals
With Studio19 Rentals you can always get the benefit of the latest technological advancements and features by just upgrading. That way you can ensure you will have the best and most up to date equipment at your fingertips at all times. In many cases you may even be able to claim your rental payments as a tax deduction.”

Evetts Drums is Australia’s leading boutique drum company, specialising in handcrafted snare drums and drum kits. Founder and master craftsman, Steve Crawley, utilises hand selected Australian hardwoods and exotic veneers to build the backbone in your drum arsenal. Evetts Drums presses all drum shells in-house using premium quality materials. These beautiful woods provide a wide spectrum of unique musical sounds which cannot be reproduced by production line drum companies. Our philosophy is to sonically empower drummers and to offer unrivaled instruments suited to any drummer’s needs.
“A range of Evetts snare drums will be on display showcasing our beautifully crafted high end drums. We will be exhibiting drums made from various Australian hardwoods to demonstrate the diverse range of acoustic properties available from our drums. Along with our snare drums we will be showcasing a handcrafted drum kit for customers to get a first hand experience of how our drums feel and perform.