The Remo Drummer Night 2017 featured 17 different drummers, including John "JR" Robinson, Simon Phillips, Tommy Aldridge, Jeremy Stacey, Steve White and 12 others. The unique event 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. Before the intermission, the unique and one-off Remo D. Belli Signature snare drum was auctioned: a limited to one snare drum, made by Remo Inc. for this event. Here are all the details and videos of the Remo D. Belli Signature Snare Drum.
Remo D. Belli Signature Snare Drum The snare drum is really a one-time limited edition, of which only one exists on the planet. It features pictures of the founder of Remo Inc. Remo Belli at different stages of his life. Including pictures with Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson and it was signed by all artists playing at Drummer Night in Manchester. It also features the phrase "60 Years of Innovation," because the company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017.
The snare drum is made with the same specs as the Louie Bellson Limited Edition Snare Drum that Remo made in 1999. The Louie Bellson snare was limited to a 1,000, and Remo's one below is now at the home of its proud owner who paid a £1,000 for it at the auction. Watch the snare drum being auctioned by drummer and comedian and host of Drummer Night John Thomson.
The sizes are 5.5" x 14", and instead of the white marine pearl shell with gold-plated fittings on Louie Bellson's snare, this one has some of the iconic Remo Belli photos on it and the hardware is chrome. The snare is made by Remo Inc. in Santa Clarita, California, and the shell is made of the company's famous shell material Acousticon, the material used on the majority of world percussion products that are produced in the Remo Inc. factory.
Remo D. Belli Signature Snare Drum Up Close
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.
Remo Drummer Night Artists & Songs
Ralph Salmins - Pick up the Pieces (Average White Band)
Jamie Morrison - Sunshine of your Love (Cream/Clapton)
Sakae, Istanbul Agop
Matty Brown - Stay too Long (Plan B)
Jeremy Stacey - Knock yourself out (Tower of Power)
Tama, Istanbul Agop
Thomas Lang - The Other Side of the Fence (Jonny Lang)
Steve White - My Ever Changing Moods (Style Council)
Gary Wallis - You got the Love (Chaka Khan & Rufus)
Mike Dolbear/Al Murray - Dance with the Devil (Cozy Powell)
Mapex, British Drum Company
John Thomson - Always There (Incognito)
Alexis Nunez - Black Pocket (Vulfpeck)
Joe Donovan - I wanna be adored (The Stone Roses)
British Drum Company, Zildjian
Tommy Aldridge - Crying in the Rain (Whitesnake)
Gerald Haywood - Spain (Al Jarreau)
Andy Gangadeen - Rock 'n' Roll (Led Zeppelin)
Simon Phillips - Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
John "JR" Robinson - Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)