Ryan has picked a BDC Legend Series drum set with his custom finish. Inspired by a Gibson SG, the kit is constructed from a birch shell with a mahogany outer veneer finished with a cherry stain and high gloss lacquer.
- 22×18 bass drum
- 13×9 rack tom
- 16×16 floor tom
- 18×16 floor tom
- Bluebird snare drum
Ryan O’Keeffe has already commented on this career choice:
“Joining the BDC family was a no-brainer for me. I first heard about them doing great things back in 2019 and when they invited me down to the factory during a day off in Manchester I had to see what all the fuss was about. From the minute I walked in the door I was struck by how passionate this company was. Every person in that building cares so much about what they do. They are a real family and for a touring musician like me and our Airbourne family, that’s everything!“
“My new Legend Series Founder’s Reserve is a completely bespoke design that the team at BDC crafted for me from the ground up to mimic a Gibson SG – and it does just that; right down to the cherry red mahogany finish, rosewood kick drum hoops and mixed chrome/gold hardware! Did I mention that this thing sounds INCREDIBLE too?? I can’t wait to get it out on the road this summer and let the world know that I am BDC!“
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) or Rob Rolfe (Enter Shikari).