Renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste is proud to welcome Simon Dawson to its artist family. Simon is drumming for Iron Maiden mastermind and bassist Steve Harris, who recently released his first ever solo album 'British Lion'.
Although 'British Lion' is a departure from Steve's body of work with Iron Maiden, Simon's taste of sound is inspired by Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain. And so is his cymbal selection, which mainly consists of Paiste Alpha Boomer models.
Simon's cymbal set up is as follows: 18" Alpha Medium Swiss Crash, 14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats, 18" Alpha Boomer Crash, 19" Alpha Boomer Crash, 8" Alpha Thin Splash, 10" Alpha Thin Splash, 22" Alpha Boomer Ride, 14" Alpha Boomer Hats, 19" Alpha Boomer Crash, 18" Alpha Boomer Crash, 18" Alpha Boomer China.
More new Paiste endorsers Paiste also welcomes also the following distinguished drummers and percussionists to its endorsement programme: independent artists Sergey Podlivakhin (Belarus) and Adas Gecevicius (Lithuania) plus Bram Raeymaekers of Hadise (Belgium), Jon Grundtvig-Poulsen of Anne Dorte and Maria Bramsen (Denmark), Kristjan Heidarsson of Kontinuum (Iceland), Rudy Rotta of the Rudy Rotta Band (Italy), Christian Svendsen of Anton Ruud I Terapie (Norway), Zoltan Csörsz jr. of Jan Lundgren Trio (Sweden), Fred Bintner of Lucky Peterson and David Stauffacherof Lariba (Switzerland), Nacho Santiago of Medina Azahara (Spain), Richard Wilson of RAW Studios (UK) and Akira Kawasaki of Mouse On The Keys (Japan).
From Canada come new Paiste artists Jason Cook of Jets Overhead, and Murray Creed of Justin Hewitt.
Paiste has also added a number of artists from the United States to its roster: Darren Beckett of Brandon Flowers, Ivan Edwards of Aimee Mann, Brian Ferguson of Aaron Watson, Nate Hufford of NeedToBreathe, Jules Pampena of Scars on Broadway, and Michael Robinson of Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra.