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An epic photographic tribute to all the drummers!

From the Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II’ is a stunning collection of over two hundred live action drumming photos shot by great concert photographer, David Phillips, and brought together in a large format coffee table book. The foreword is written by the drumming legend Neil Peart of Rush. This project has been five years in the making and features around hundred twenty drumming legends.  The book aims to celebrate the world of drumming by taking you behind the scenes and showing you drummers doing what they do best. You’ll be able to see the view from behind the kit on stage in front of tens of thousands of people, get up close to the action at sound checks and checkout backstage. The behind the scenes photos will give you an Access All Areas Pass to a side of the live music industry few people have seen. Target shipping date is October 2016.


This piece of art is all financed from the pledger’s money, who donate in via indiegogo.com. Much hard work and love has already gone into the making of this book. The project is near completion with all the photos already taken and approved. The money raised from this project will take the ‘From The Riser’ to its conclusion by covering the majority of the printing, production and design costs of the book.

List of drummers to be in the book:

Aaron Spears (Usher)

Airto Moreira (Weather Report/ Miles Davis)

AJ Pero (Twisted Sister)

Aquiles Priester (Hangar)

Alex Acuňa (Weather Report / Elvis Presley)

Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy)

Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)

Ash Soan (Independent-Del Amitri, Adele, Cher, Robbie Williams etc)

Ben Stone (Tom Jones)

Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club)

Billy Cobham (Independent – Miles Davis, Mahavishnu)

Bobby Jarzombek (Sebastian Bach)

Bonney (The Australian Pink Floyd Show)

Brad Webb (Jamie Cullum)

Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, The International)

Brent Fitz (Slash)

Brian Titchy (Independent- Foreigner/Billy Idol, Whitesnake etc)

Brooks Wackerman (Tenacious D/ Avenged Sevenfold)

Chad Szeliga (Black Label Society)

Cherisse Osei (Bryan Ferry,Mika,Paloma Faith)

Chris Coleman (Prince, Chaka Khan, Sheila E)

Chris CC Coma (Black Veil Brides)

Chris Dangerous (The Hives)

Chris Hayden (Florence and the Machine)

Chris Prendergast (Alex Clare)

Clem Burke (Blonde)

Craig Blundell (Independent/Steve Wilson)

Dan Flint (You Me at Six)

Dan Wojciechowski (Peter Frampton)

Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther)

Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta, Miley Cyrus and others)

Dave Weckl (Independent)

Deen Castronovo (Journey)

Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, sessions)

Derrick Wright (Adele)

Dame Evelyn Glennie (Percussionist)

Elliott Fyffe (Chipmunk)

Gary Wallis (Mike & the Mechanics, Tom Jones)

Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson)

Geoff Dugmore  (Independent-played on over 50 number 1 albums from Rod Stewart to Tina Turner)

Gerald Heyward (Mary J Blige, Michael Jackson, Beyonce and more)

Ghost (Ghost)

Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith)

Glen Power (The Script)

Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper)

Graham Broad (Roger Waters – The Wall)

Gregg Bissonette (Independent- Ringo Starr, Spinal Tap, James Taylor etc)

Ian Matthews (Kasabian)

Ian Paice (Deep Purple)

Jack DeJohnette (Jack DeJohnette Group)

Jamey Haddad (Sting/ Paul Simon)

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot)

Jeremy Stacey (Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher and more)

Jimmy DeGrasso (Black Star Riders)

Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)

John Blackwell (Prince)

John Fred Young (Black Stone Cherry)

John Otto (Limp Bizkit)

Jojo Mayer (Independent)

Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stone Age)

Jonathan Moffett (Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil)

Jonathan Tuitt (Emeli Sandé)

Jose ‘Pepe’ Jimenez (Santana)

Josh Mckenzie ‘MckNasty’  (Tinie Tempah)

Karl Brazil (Girls Aloud, Robbie Williams, Feeder)

Karl Perazzo (Santana)

Keith Carlock (Independent – Sting, Steely Dan )

Kenny Aronoff (Independent – Chickenfoot, Jon Bon Jovi, Meat Loaf etc)

Lars Ulrich (Metallica)

Lenny White (Independent – Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, etc)

Leon Cave (Status Quo)

Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats/ Joe Satriani)

Mark Pusey (Independent – Olly Murs, Sarah Brightman, Ed Sheeran)

Martin Axenrot (Opeth)

Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Mike Johnston (Educator)

Mike Mangini (Dream Theater)

Mike Miley (Rival Sons)

Mikkey Dee (Motörhead)

Moose (Bullet For My Valentine)

Neil Peart (Rush)

Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs)

Nigel Olsson (Elton John)

Paul Slowly (UB40)

Pete Ray Biggin (Level 42)

Pete Robinson (The Vaccines)

Peter Erskin (Independent-Steely Dan, Weather Report,  Kate Bush etc)

Randy Schrager (Scissor Sisters)

Ray Luzier (Korn)

Rex Hardy (Mary J Blige and sessions)

Rick Latham (Independent – B.B. King, Pat Travers etc)

Rob Rolfe (Enter Shikari)

Robin Guy (Bruce Dickinson, Bernie Torme, Martin Barre, Rachel Stamp)

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

Rufus Taylor (Brian May)

Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge)

Scott Rockenfield (Queensrÿche)

Scott Travis (Judas Priest)

Sheila E (Prince, Independent)

Simon Phillips (Independent-Protocol, Toto, The Who etc)

Skully (Razorlight)

Stanton Moore (Galactic)

Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Average White Band)

Steve ‘Stevo’ Jocz (Sum 41)

Stewart Copeland (Orchestralli, The Police)

Taku Hirano (Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil)

Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck and many others)

Thomas Lang (Independent)

Thomas Pridgen (Independent)

Todd Sucherman (Styx)

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)

Tony Royster Jnr (Jay Z)

Travis Barker (Blink-182)

Vijay Mistry (Kaiser Chiefs)

Virgil Donati (Independent)

Woody (Madness)

Yael (Ugly Kid Joe)

Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters)

Zoro (Independent – Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, Philip Bailey)


We just can’t wait to see all these amazing photographs. If you want to know more, please visit:



Source of information: www.indiegogo.com

Photos by David Phillips