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Gerry Brown, legendary jazz, soul and pop drummer, has joined the growing British Drum Co. family of artists.

Nicko McBrain, BDC Artist and International Ambassador as well as drummer with international heavy metal legends, Iron Maiden, says:

It’s my absolute pleasure and privilege to welcome my very dear friend, most wonderful person and fantastic drummer, Mr Gerry Brown to our family of “drum nuts” here at the British Drum Company.

I know that everyone here at BDC is so honoured and proud to have Gerry join us and we all welcome his decision to play our most delectable instruments.

He is an icon of soul and RnB – a true Legend! Gerry has enjoyed a most colourful and illustrious career in the industry and I’m very proud of this opportunity to welcome him to our British Drum Company family.

Welcome aboard my friend!

Gerry Brown comments:
It is a great joy and delight to be so warmly welcomed by the British Drum Company family to join this team of great people who are dedicated to celebrating and creating excellence in the Vast Arena of Drums. The BDC drums that I have seen, and those that I have played, are models of supreme and skillful craftsmanship. They produce superb sound, are an absolute pleasure to play, and visually are beautiful works of art.
In addition, to enjoy this opportunity to be active alongside the Icon of Heavy Metal Drumming – my friend and crazy brilliant compadre, Nicko McBrain – is elating, an honor, a privilege and a whole lot more drumming creativity and glorious fun just waiting to happen!
Onward, Upward, In Gratitude and Happy Anticipation of the Greatness Here, Now and Yet to Come ! My heartfelt thanks to you Nicko, and to my new BDC Friends!

The names which the company has recruited in recent years include: Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie), Ian Mosley (Marillion), Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep), Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Pete Salisbury (The Charlatans), Sean Moore (Manic Street Preachers), Rob Rolfe (Enter Shikari), or Ryan O’Keeffe (Airbourne).

Gerry Brown was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He began playing the drums at the age of five. Since 1971, he has worked with such jazz masters and pop stars as Lionel Hampton, Larry Coryell’s The Eleventh House, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Didier Lockwood, Stevie Wonder (1992-2004), Diana Ross, George Benson, Michal Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak, Marcus Miller, Lionel Richie, Alphonso Johnson, Roberta Flack, Chuck Loeb and Phil Collins.