From The Riser - new book celebrating the world of drummers A Drummer's Perspective II now available From The Riser - new book celebrating the world of drummers David Phillips is proud to launch his latest book, From The Riser: A Drummer's Perspective II, a follow up to the critically acclaimed A Drummer's Perspective. The beautifully designed, From The Riser is a photographic celebration of many of today's greatest drummers and percussionists, and features a foreword written by nobody less than Neil Peart. The book contains detailed pictures of drummers in action, taken in venues ranging from London's Olympic Stadium to intimate jazz clubs, and from as many interesting angles as possible. Additional photos of the drum kits are included as well as candid, off-the wall photos such as warming up backstage and even jumping off the drum kit!

"Not many photographers have captured that performance art as well as David... One accomplishment is simply collecting photographs... but the greater gift is delivering such iconic images."
- Neil Peart

From The Riser features two hundred and seventy (270!) previously unseen photographs taken exclusively by the author. It includes over one hundred and thirty legendary drummers from a wide range of genres including Neil Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Sheila E, Tommy Lee, Travis Barker, Jonathan Moffett, Lars Ulrich, Stewart Copeland, Joey Kramer, Dave Weckl, Ash Soan, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Ian Paice, Steve Ferrone, Lenny White, Zigaboo Modeliste and many more. Included alongside the many striking images is a record of Phillips' cherished collection of backstage passes, set lists and other memorabilia.

Phillips is an intuitive photographer who, as a drummer himself, demonstrates a natural affinity with his subjects particularly when working in a live environment. Capturing portraits of drummers has become second nature to him and his work in Artists Relations provides extraordinary contact with an incredible range of musicians and bands. He has self-published two books, A Drummer's Perspective (2010) and From The Riser: A Drummers Perspective II (2016) and his images have been used in magazines worldwide.

This ambitious book, with over one hundred and eighty pages, is a lavish tribute to drumming and drummers. It is a complete compendium, packed with expressive, jaw-dropping photos.

From The Riser: A Drummer's Perspective II retails for £29.99 ($39.99,€35.50) and is only available to purchase from the author's website: music-images.co.uk/.

Drummer's Featured in 'From The Riser: A Drummer’s Perspective II'
  • Aaron Spears - Usher
  • Airto Moreira - Miles Davis
  • A.J. Pero - Twisted Sister
  • Alex Acuna - Elvis Presley
  • Andy Hurley - Fall Out Boy
  • Andy Treacey - Faithless
  • Aquiles Priester - Hangar
  • Arin Ilejay - Avenged Sevenfold
  • Ash Soan - Adele
  • Ben Stone - Mike & The Mechanics
  • Ben Thompson - Two Door Cinema Club
  • Billy Cobham - Miles Davis
  • Bobby Jarzombek - Sebastian Bach
  • Bonney - The Australian Pink Floyd Show
  • Brad Webb - Jamie Cullum
  • Brad Wilk - Rage Against The Machine
  • Brent Fitz - Slash
  • Brian Tichy - Foreigner
  • Brooks Wackerman - Tenacious D
  • Caleb Crosby - Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
  • Chad Szeliga - Black Label Society
  • Cherisse Osei - Bryan Ferry
  • Chris CC Coma - Black Veil Brides
  • Chris Coleman - Prince
  • Chris Dangerous - The Hives
  • Chris Frazier - Foreigner
  • Chris Hayden - Florence and the Machine
  • Chris Prendergast - Alex Clare
  • Chris Slade - AC/DC
  • Clem Burke - Blondie
  • Cobus Potgieter - Busted
  • Craig Blundell - Steven Wilson
  • Cyrus Bolooki - New Found Glory
  • Dan Flint - You Me at Six
  • Dan Wojciechowski - Peter Frampton
  • Darren Leader - Steel Panther
  • Dave Elitch - The Mars Volta
  • Dave Weckl - Independent
  • Deen Castronovo - Journey
  • Derek Roddy - Hate Eternal
  • Derrick Wright - Adele
  • Elliott Fyffe - Chipmunk
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie - Percussionist
  • Gary Wallis - Tom Jones
  • Gavin Harrison - King Crimson
  • Geoff Dugmore - Johnny Hallyday
  • Gerald Heyward - Chris Brown
  • Ghost - Nameless Ghoul
  • Ginger Baker - Cream
  • Glen Power - The Script
  • Glen Sobel - Alice Cooper
  • Graham Broad - Roger Waters
  • Gregg Bissonette - Ringo Starr
  • Ian Matthews - Kasabian
  • Ian Paice - Deep Purple
  • Jack DeJohnette - Jack DeJohnette Group
  • Jamey Haddad - Paul Simon
  • Jay Weinberg - Slipknot
  • Jeremy Stacey - Noel Gallagher
  • 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
  • Jonathan Tuitt - Emeli Sandé
  • Jose ‘Pepe’ Jimenez - Santana
  • Josh Mckenzie - Tinie Tempah
  • Karl Brazil - Robbie Williams
  • Karl Perazzo - Santana
  • Keith Carlock - Steely Dan
  • Kenny Aronoff - Independent
  • Lars Ulrich - Metallica
  • Lenny White - Chick Corea
  • Leon Cave - Status Quo
  • Marco Minnemann - Joe Satriani
  • Mark Pusey - Olly Murs
  • 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
  • Paoli Mejias - Santana
  • Paul Slowly - UB40
  • Pete Ray Biggin - Level 42
  • Pete Robertson - The Vaccines
  • Peter Erskine - Weather Report
  • Randy Schrager - Scissor Sisters
  • Ray Luzier - Korn
  • Rex Hardy Jr - Mary J. Blige
  • Rick Latham - B.B. King
  • Rob Rolfe - Enter Shikari
  • Robin Guy - Rachel Stamp
  • Roger Taylor - Queen
  • Roy Mayorga - Stone Sour
  • Rufus Taylor - The Darkness
  • Scott Phillips - Alter Bridge
  • Scott Rockenfield - Queensrÿche
  • Scott Travis - Judas Priest
  • Sheila E - Prince
  • Simon Phillips - Independent
  • Skully - Razorlight
  • Stanton Moore - Galactic
  • Steve Ferrone - Tom Petty
  • Steve ‘Stevo’ Jocz - Sum 41
  • Stewart Copeland - The Police
  • Taku Hirano - Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil
  • Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
  • Terry Bozzio - Frank Zappa
  • Thomas Lang - Independent
  • Thomas Pridgen - The Mars Volta
  • Todd Sucherman - Styx
  • Tommy Aldridge - Whitesnake
  • Tommy Lee - Mötley Crüe
  • Tony Royster Jr - Jay Z
  • Travis Barker - Blink-182
  • Venzella Joy Williams - Beyoncé
  • Vijay Mistry - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Virgil Donati - Independent
  • Woody - Madness
  • Yael -Ugly Kid Joe
  • Zigaboo Modeliste - The Meters
  • Zoro - Lenny Kravitz
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