Mike Dolbear and Al Murray Live at Remo Drummer Night 2017 Playing Cozy Powell's 'Dance with the Devil' Mike Dolbear and Al Murray play Cozy Powell - Remo Drummer Night 2017 During the Remo Drummer Night 2017 Mike Dolbear and Al Murray teamed up to play Cozy Powell's Dance with the Devil. A track that reached #3 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1974. Their performance with the live band (put together by Robbie Williams' drummer Karl Brazil) was joined by a group of teenagers playing Remo percussion and wearing t-shirts of the Teenage Cancer Trust. A perfect closure before the auction in support of that same Trust. We added the video of the auction of the Remo D. Belli Signature Snare Drum below the video of Mike Dolbear and Al Murray.

On September 23rd, 2017 Remo organized the Remo Drummer Night in conjunction with The UK Drum Show. During the evening, 17 drummers put together by Karl Brazil played a different song with an All Star band with top UK musicians. The event has now raised more than £21,000 on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Mike Dolbear has been a professional drummer for over 30 years. He is the owner of mikedolbear.com and has his own studio in North London teaching and helping many professional students and teachers including Brian Bennett (The Shadows), Cherisse Osei (Mika), Steve Forrest (Placebo) and Emily Dolan Davies (Bryan Ferry/ Tricky).

Al Murray with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord, is one of the most recognizable and successful comics in the UK. As a -very skilled- drummer he hosted the Zildjian Drummer Achievement Award on December 7, 2008 in London. He is also co-founder of the British Drum Company, the brand he plays in the video. Mike Dolbear is on Mapex drums.

Mike Dolbear and Al Murray Live at Remo Drummer Night 2017
Watch Mike Dolbear and Al Murray play Dance with the Devil with the All Star band at Remo Drummer Night.


Cozy Powell - Dance with the Devil
Here is Cozy Powell himself playing Dance with the Devil


Dance with the Devil by Cozy Powell


Auctioning of the Remo D. Belli Signature Snare Drum
Chris Hart, Remo's Director of Artist and Public Relations World Wide, introduces the snare drum and John Thomson auctions it during Drummer Night 2017.


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The Remo D. Belli Signature snare drum
One of a Kind snare drum auctioned during Remo Drummer Night 2017


Remo Drummer Night
During the 2017 Remo Drummer Night on the Saturday of The UK Drum Show, 17 drummers played a different song with an All Star band put together by Karl Brazil who actually couldn't attend himself because he was in Boston in the USA playing with James Blunt.

Remo Drummer Night 2017 took place during The UK Drum show on Saturday September 23, 2017 in Manchester. Just like the Remo Drummer Night in 2008, the concert was organized to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The items that were auctioned the evening included donations from Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park), Will Champion (Coldplay), Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon), Simon Hanson (Squeeze), Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden), Jamie Morrison (Stereophonics), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Zak Starkey (The Who) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (The Killers).
Check our article Remo Drummer Night raises over £21,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Remo Drummer Night Band
During Remo Drummer Night Gary played percussion in the All Star band perfoming with the drummers that evening.

The Remo Drummer Night Band are: Sean Berry (Olly Murs) on keyboards, Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath) on keyboards/guitar, Oscar Golding (James Arthur) on bass, Tom Longworth (Robbie Williams) on guitar, as well as the brass section from Tom Jones's band and vocalists Denosh Bennett (Robbie Williams), Nayanna Holley (Robbie Williams) and Ryan Molloy (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jersey Boys West End production).

Remo Drummer Night Artists & Songs
  • Ralph Salmins - Pick up the Pieces (Average White Band)
    Gretsch, Sabian
  • Jamie Morrison - Sunshine of your Love (Cream)
    Sakae, Istanbul Agop
  • Matty Brown - Stay too Long (Plan B)
    Pearl, Sabian
  • Jeremy Stacey - Knock yourself out (Tower of Power)
    Tama, Istanbul Agop
  • Thomas Lang - The Other Side of the Fence (Jonny Lang)
    DW, Meinl
  • Steve White - My Ever Changing Moods (Style Council)
    Yamaha, Zildjian
  • Gary Wallis - You got the Love (Chaka Khan & Rufus)
    DW, Zildjian
  • Mike Dolbear/Al Murray - Dance with the Devil (Cozy Powell)
    Mapex, British Drum Company
  • John Thomson - Always There (Incognito)
    Sakae, Zildjian
  • Alexis Nunez - Black Pocket (Vulfpeck)
    Sonor, Sabian
  • Joe Donovan - I wanna be adored (The Stone Roses)
    British Drum Company, Zildjian
  • Tommy Aldridge - Crying in the Rain (Whitesnake)
    Yamaha, Paiste
  • Gerald Heyward - Spain (Al Jarreau)
    DW, Zildjian
  • Andy Gangadeen - Rock 'n' Roll (Led Zeppelin)
    Mapex, Zildjian
  • Simon Phillips - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
    Tama, Zildjian
  • John "JR" Robinson - Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
    DW, Paiste

Drum Brands supporting Remo Drummer Night
  • British Drum Company
  • DW - Drum Workshop
  • Gretsch
  • Istanbul Agop
  • Mapex
  • Meinl
  • Paiste
  • Pearl
  • Sabian
  • Sakae
  • Sonor
  • Tama
  • Yamaha
  • Zildjian
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