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Soar Valley Music Ltd –
Gremlin Musical Instrument Co.

As of 28th September 2018, the product lines previously distributed by Soar Valley Music Ltd (SVM) will be distributed by Gremlin Musical Instrument Co. (a division of McClelland Music Limited).  

All SVM brands will continue to be available from Gremlin MI Co. alongside Gremlin's brands.

I would like to thank all of you who have dealt with Soar Valley Music Ltd over the last 36 years and to assure you that service will certainly be as good and I hope considerably better now that SVM product is part of a larger group.

David Ledsam.
(Director SVM).



Dream Cymbals artist Adam Gammage is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record with festival headliner Tom Grennan today, as they try to successfully perform at ten venues in one day.



New ad for J.Leiva Cajons.



Just landed, our new delivery of Mkula Tongue Drums in three sizes.

Order here: and watched the demo:



The latest artist to join the Dream Cymbals ranks is pro artist Sam Ogden.



Announcing our latest U.K. roster artist - Adrian Todd!

Adrian is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the U.K.

Adrian Todd is a drummer, percussionist and DJ, working as a touring musician. He has played and toured as a drummer from an early age, initially influenced by both the primal energy of traditional Kodo drumming and the virtuosity of rock.

During the 90s, Adrian was active in the North West thriving rave scene. The multiplicity of this music would go on to define his musical style and process. As a DJ, he experimented with programming technology and the dynamics of hip hop, funk soul, jazz, and Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban beats. During this period, he made several releases with the breakbeat trio, Mango Trasher, and worked as a DJ all over the world. He was resident at the infamous Art Lab in Preston and at Acid Rock at Manchester’s Phoenix.

As a regular session musician, arranger and producer, Adrian has worked with James Atkin of EMF fame and with Bentley Rhythm Ace, and Miranda Arieh with Choque Hosein (of Mercury Award winners, Black Star).

On top of relentless touring with leading Thin Lizzy tribute band Limehouse Lizzy and working on an exciting new project with Miranda Arieh, Adrian plays for revolutionary genre-bashers Mr Wilson’s Second Liners as well as You Dig, a 10-piece industrial, techno funk band. Adrian also runs a 40-piece drumming collective known as Drum Machine, who provide an electrifying modern urban live drum music experience.



The latest roster artist to join Dream Cymbals in the U.K. is Max Parr from Post-Rock outfit Coldbones.



We welcome Liam James Gray to the Dream Cymbals artists roster.



Soar Valley Music will be exhibiting Gongs, orchestral clashes and cymbal effects at the 2018 Royal College of Music Festival of Percussion on 6th May.

The RCM Festival of Percussion returns with one of the world’s leading drummers, Mark Guiliana. Admired across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music, he has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings including David Bowie’s final album.

The jam-packed day features West End percussionists Damien Manning and James Powell, plus the brilliant Ensemble Bash. For orchestral enthusiasts, timpanist John Chimes and the Percussion and Timpani sections of The Royal Opera House will be joining us. Drummers can try out our performance zone, see a BAPAM specialist, or have a free lesson with an expert teacher.

There are plenty of activities for families too and an incredible lunchtime concert featuring the Coldstream Guards presented by O Duo. The Festival also includes a trade fair featuring leading UK instrument manufacturers.




Just hit our warehouse and now available, the new Dream Vented Pang in 22”. Created from Dream’s ground-breaking Pang line which offers Ride/China Hybrids with inverted bells, the Vented Pang 22” has 16 holes to bring up the volume and dark overtones. The result is an exceptionally loud, ultra trashy effects cymbal that explodes when struck. Retail price £239.00.



Music Radar have featured a nice review of the Dream Cymbals 21" Dark Matter Eclipse Ride. Link: 21" Eclipse Review



Dream Cymbals are celebrating 10 successful years in business, and to mark this fantastic milestone in the U.K., we are hosting a Dream event in London on 19th April, featuring a handful of artists from the Dream roster.

Facebook event link: Dream Anniversary Show.



Classic Punk band The Stranglers soon head out for their 2018 'Definitive Tour', featuring Dream Cymbals international artist Jim Macaulay.
The U.K. dates are listed below.



Dream Cymbals celebrates 10 successful years with its 24” Anniversary Small Bell Patina Ride.

Dream Cymbals will be unveiling their Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Cymbal at the NAMM exhibition in California this January.

The 10th Anniversary Cymbal is a 24” Small Bell Flat Ride modified with a special patina finish that a member of the Dream Cymbals Team in Toronto, Canada has created by hand.

Each anniversary cymbal is entirely unique with an individual look and sound depending on the artist’s patina design, while maintaining the defining characteristics of our wildly popular 24” Small Bell Flat Rides. Beautiful stick articulation with a dark and dirty wash that will create a lion’s roar if you open them up on the shoulder. There is a huge sonic landscape within each of these very special cymbals.

The 10th Anniversary cymbal will also include a laser etched logo and unique serial number. Limited to a run of 100, these cymbals have already created a buzz across the globe and will ship worldwide in 2018.

Dream Cymbals are handmade and hand-hammered from B20 Bronze by artisans using forging techniques developed over centuries.

Dream products are distributed in the U.K. by SVM Percussion and are available from appointed Dream Cymbal stores:
For more information call 0116 2304926 or email



A new Facebook group has been set up by Sakae Drums artist Martin Ranscombe.

This a group dedicated to helping drummers with injury prevention, rehabilitation and general good, relaxed techniques. Run by Martin Ranscombe, a leading authority in pain free drumming techniques.

Visit and join the group here: 'Drummers Health - A Life Of Pain-free Drumming'.



Traditional and World Music wholesaler Soar Valley Music Ltd is offering carriage-free trade orders throughout January.

After the success of last year’s ‘Free Carriage January’, SVM has once again decided to offer this deal to its trade customers.

Specialising in African Djembes and Brazilian Samba, as well as Trad instruments such as Cajóns, Bodhráns, Whistles, Ceramic Songstones and Gongs, Soar Valley is riding on the coat-tails of ‘Dry’ January and is giving up its carriage charges for the whole of this month.

All trade dealers can take advantage of this offer, which includes purchases of Bucara Coco Shakes, Mkula Tongue Drums, CozyDrum rods, Vic Firth drumsticks, accessories and all publications and DVDs.

Catalogue products can be viewed at

Offer applies to U.K. mainland dealers only. Outside territories qualify for discounted carriage in January.

Terms and conditions apply.

Call Ryan Swift for further product details on 0116 2304926.



The new Dream Cymbals 21" Dark Matter Eclipse Ride gets a nice review in the latest published edition of Rhythm Magazine. Check it out in all good newsagents now!



A big Happy New Year to all our valued customers!



SVM's own brand Bucara Percussion has gone through a rebranding process. All Bucara products, including African Djembes and Coco Shakes will now have the new logo applied.



Current Sakae Drums (Sakae Rhythm Musical Instrument Ltd.) U.K. artist schedules:

Frankie Tontoh (Sakae Drums) and Brother Strut have a bunch of 2017 dates booked:
Dec 9th, 2017 // Mr Kyps, Poole
Dec 10th, 2017 // Sub89 & The Bowery District, Reading
May 26th, 2018 // Empire Hall, Graffham

Lloyd Ryan (Sakae Drums) has a clinic date booked for 2018:
Jan 26th 2018 // KOKO, London

Simon Merry (Sakae Drums) is staying busy with shows for Bananarama and Rick Astley:
Dec 8th, 2017 // Brighton Centre, Brighton
Dec 9th, 2017 // Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
Feb 20th, 2018 // The Novo, Los Angeles, USA
Feb 21st, 2018 // The Warfield, San Francisco, USA
Feb 23rd, 2018 // Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
Feb 24th, 2018 // Playstation Theatre, New York, USA
Jul 26th - 29th, 2018 // Camp Bestival 2018, East Lulworth

Clean Bandit with Sakae Drums artist Luke Patterson play a festival in 2018:
Jul 26th - 29th, 2018 // Camp Bestival 2018, East Lulworth

Lauren Kosty (Sakae Drums) plays a run of shows with Russell Watson:
Dec 8th, 2017 // University Concert Hall, Limerick
Dec 9th, 2017 // National Opera House, Wexford
Dec 12th, 2017 // Opera House, Cork
Dec 21st, 2017 // Gorton Monastery, Manchester
Dec 23rd, 2017 // The Barbican, London
Feb 23rd, 2018 // Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Feb 24th, 2018 // Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, Southport
Mar 1st, 2018 // Floral Pavilion Theatre & Blue Lounge, New Brighton
Mar 3rd, 2018 // Bedworth Civic Hall, Bedworth
Mar 4th, 2018 // The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
Mar 10th, 2018 // Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin
Mar 11th, 2018 // Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
Mar 14th, 2018 // Buxton Opera House, Buxton
Mar 16th, 2018 // Forum Theatre, Malvern
Mar 18th, 2018 // New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Mar 19th, 2018 // The Hawth, Crawley
Mar 24th, 2018 // The Grand Hotel, Swansea
Apr 1st, 2018 // MK Theatre, Milton Keynes
Apr 4th, 2018 // Darlington Hippodrome, Darlington
Apr 6th, 2018 // Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Apr 7th, 2018 // Embassy Theatre, Skegness
Apr 12th, 2018 // City Hall, Salisbury
Apr 14th, 2018 // Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Apr 15th, 2018 // Princess Theatre, Torquay
Apr 18th, 2018 // Sage, Gateshead
Apr 20th, 2018 // Harrogate Royal Hall, Harrogate
Apr 22nd, 2018 // Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Apr 26th, 2018 // Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Apr 27th, 2018 // Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
Apr 29th, 2018 // Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
Jun 22nd, 2018 // Queens Theatre, Barnstaple

Peter Howell (Sakae Drums) continues touring with The Jive Aces throughout 2017 and into 2018:
Dec 10th, 2017 // Adelphi University Concert Hall, Garden City, NY, United States
Dec 17th, 2017 // Venice Performing Arts Centre, Venice, FL, United States
Dec 31st, 2017 // The Colosseum, St. Petersburgh, FL, United States
Feb 2nd, 2018 // Drill Hall, Lincoln
Feb 24th, 2018 // Connaught Theatre, Worthing
Apr 1st, 2018 // Civic Hall, Nantwich
Apr 22nd, 2018 // Hideaway, London
Jun 17th, 2018 // Hideaway, London

Steve Gibson (Sakae Drums) plays with the Norman Beaker Band:
Dec 17th, 2017 // The Spinning Top Bar, Stockport
Dec 19th, 2017 // Newcastle Labour Club, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Feb 22nd, 2018 // Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
May 18th, 2018 // The Clarets Bar at Chelmsford City FC, Chelmsford
May 19th, 2018 // Flower Pot, Derby



Sakae artist Simon Merry is currently touring with Bananarama on their original member reunion tour.
Photo by Antonia Chick Photography.



Sakae Drums artist Lauren Kosty continues out playing for the U.K.'s best-selling classical artist, Russell Watson, currently touring the Republic of Ireland.



Latest magazine ad for Dream Cymbals.



We welcome four new drummers to the Dream Cymbals artist roster.

Sophie Galpin is a multi-instrumentalist and plays drums for PINS, who recently released the single 'Aggrophobe' featuring the vocals of Iggy Pop.
James Gorman is fluent on a wide range of percussion and has performed for a number of musicals, including the West End show 'Evita'.
Steve Roberts plays for The Tangent and Karmakanic, and was also a member of Magenta and Godsticks.
Ian West is a much sought-after session player, having worked with the likes of ABC, Atomic Kitten and 5ive.



Sakae Drums artist Ross Craib recently took over the Sakae Instagram account for his show with Dodie at London's KOKO.



Sakae Drums Citrus Mod Trilogy kit. Contact 0116 2304926 or email for details.



Sakae Drums in association with SVM Percussion and Drumazon will be showcasing at the Vintage Drum Show in Coventry. Dream Cymbals, Leiva Cajons and CozyDrum rods will also be exhibited.
Sakae artist Lloyd Ryan will be performing on the Sunday.



Soar Valley Music will be exhibiting Dream Cymbals and J.Leiva Cajons at the new U.K. Drum Show this year in Manchester. Sakae Drums will be represented by Drumazon.
Sakae artist Phil Gould will be holding a Sunday masterclass, hosted by Mike Dolbear.



We welcome Ross Craib to the Sakae Drums artist roster in the U.K. Ross is also a Dream Cymbals endorser.

Glasgow-born Ross Craib is an international touring musician, accomplished drummer and songwriter.

Based in London, he performs and writes with many different artists, across a range of genres. Over the years, he has worked in live, radio, TV and promotional campaigns with a host of artists; some of these include Gabrielle Aplin, Dodie, Bry, Orla Gartland & Martin Luke Brown.

Ross also writes music for motion picture as part of Scandinavian ensemble, Circumnavigate. Recently, they have written the trailer music to 'Almost Paris', the directorial debut of Domenica Cameron-Scorsese (daughter of Martin Scorsese).

“With the broad range of styles I encounter from show to show, it's important to me that I have a versatile kit. As soon as I heard the tones produced by the Trilogy & Almighty I fell in love with the Sakae sound and I knew I would be able to adapt it to my many scenarios!”
- Ross Craib.



Dream Cymbals dealer Johnny Roadhouse hosts a Dream Cymbals and Leiva Cajón showcase on Wednesday 5th June in Manchester.
Follow the Facebook link for more details.



Matt Exton is the latest Dream artist to join the U.K. roster.

Hailing from Leeds, Where Fires Are turns heads with their adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged alt-rock. Explosive and intricate on stage, the band has performed at some of the U.K.’s most renowned festivals, including Reading and Leeds, Kendal Calling, When In Manchester, Tramlines Festival and many more.
Matt is a key member of the band with his high-energy live performances and his complimenting harmonies. The band have toured extensively since they formed, including many U.K. headline and support tours and have recently been over to North America on two occasions to extend their ever-growing fan-base.
Late in 2016, in support of the band's EP, 'One Four Six One', the band completed a further successful U.K. headline tour, then made their return to North America for Toronto’s Canadian Music Week in April. This band is going from strength to strength and their reputation of high-class shows is started to gain real interest from the industry.



Another addition to the Dream roster - Jamie Bush.

Tall Ships (founded by Jamie) have toured extensively, playing sold out shows across the U.K. and Europe, including London’s Scala, and have supported such bands as The National, We Are Scientists, Minus The Bear, Los Campesinos!, Nada Surf and Lonely The Brave, to name but a few. They were also picked to headline the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival in 2012, which was filmed and broadcasted on the BBC.
2017 will see Tall Ships release their long-awaited second album 'Impressions'. The video for the album’s first single, 'Meditations On Loss', currently has over 50,000 views and over 100,000 streams. So far this year, the band have sold out headline shows at London’s Omeara and The Louisiana in Bristol, and have embarked on a 12-date U.K. tour back in March.



We welcome Lee Davies (also a Sakae Drums artist) to the Dream Cymbals U.K. roster.

Lee has worked both live and in the studio with artists such as Platinum-selling artist Lucie Silvas, Jerry Donahue, The Opera Boys, Owen Paul, Paul Glover and many more, taking in styles ranging from Rock through to Pop Opera. Lee has also worked with producers such as Andy Morris (Lisa Stansfield and Stanley House Studios, London) and Yak Bondy (Annie Lennox, Mel C, Mark Morrison and M People).
As well as working in both live and recording situations, Lee holds down a very busy teaching schedule currently heading up the drum tuition department at Jamm Studios in Merseyside and also teaches private tuition across the North West of the U.K.



Homebound and Yearbook drummer Hamish Dickinson is the latest U.K. artist to join the Dream Cymbals roster.

Hamish's most recent work includes drumming for up and coming punk band Homebound, whose latest tour was supporting seminal U.S. punk band Four Years Strong on a sold out U.K. tour. 2017 is set to be non-stop for Hamish and Homebound with appearances at this years Slamdunk Festival as well as tours with the likes of Set It Off, With Confidence & Trashboat. The band recently signed to Italian based Rude Records who also put out their new EP 'The Mould You Build Yourself Around'.





We're happy to announce that Sakae Drums artist Leo Taylor from Area 11 has now also come on board as a Dream Cymbals artist.



Percussion specialists Soar Valley Music are pleased to introduce the latest range of Brazilian Samba drums into the U.K. – the ‘Light’ series from the manufacturers of the renowned Contemporânea brand of drums.

Popular with music classrooms and community Samba bands alike, Contemporânea Samba drums have a reputation for quality and sturdiness; essential for being played and paraded through the streets at carnival time.
The new ‘Light’ drums have the added bonus of lightweight construction, yet retain a professional quality of build, making them ideal for primary school children, as well as perfect for Samba bands on a budget looking to extend or replace their inventories.

The ‘Light’ range succeeds the ‘Ginga’ range from Contemporânea and is placed in the same price bracket, ensuring that U.K schools and bands can continue to buy Samba gear at a sensible price.

Contemporânea authentic Samba drums are made in Brazil and are distributed in the U.K. by Soar Valley Music Ltd.

See the Contemporânea drum range:
See the new ‘Light’ range:



Introducing the new range of Mkula Tongue Drums from Soar Valley Music.
As well as being a relaxing instrument to play and listen to, the Mkula can be used for Music Therapies, Meditation, Holistic endeavours, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Martial Arts, etc.

See the range of drums here: and watch a demonstration video here:



Jim Macaulay, drummer for New Wave legends The Stranglers, is the latest high-profile artist to join the Dream Cymbals artist roster in the U.K.

Dream Cymbals has extended its family of U.K. artists with the addition of Jim Macaulay who plays for Punk/New Wave heroes The Stranglers.
Formerly of Birmingham Rock band Envy & Other Sins with session appearances under his belt for I Blame Coco and Emmy The Great, Macaulay joins Louise Bartle of Bloc Party and Dominic Greensmith from Reef as part of the ever-growing list of notable champions of Dream cymbals.

The Stranglers recently celebrated their 40th anniversary and will be touring extensively around the world in 2017.
The band stormed the singles charts to reach #2 in 1982 with ‘Golden Brown’, matching that position with albums ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Black And White’, all of which achieved Gold status.

Jim's artist profile is here.



Latest drummer to join the Dream Cymbals U.K. artist roster - Andy Head.

Andy Head is an official endorser of Dream Cymbals in the U.K.

He currently plays in Saint Agnes, having joined them permanently in September 2015 after filling in for a tour in July of the same year.

Andy has been playing drums for 15 years. He has performed live since his first band had enough songs for a set, and he got the bug straight away. Andy has toured the U.K. countless times and a variety of countries in Europe at various different levels. This includes DIY tours filling in for numerous bands to playing festivals around the U.K. and Europe with the Dubstep DJ Broken Note. Andy’s most recent outing was a 7-date U.K. tour with Saint Agnes.

Back in 2010, Andy established his own rehearsal/recording studio with a few friends. He also uses the studio for teaching and to date has recorded 7 LPs and many singles and EPs.

To date, Saint Agnes has released two singles on 7" vinyl accompanied with two sell-out shows at London's Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and most recently Hackney Oslo. The band is currently writing and recording its debut album early in 2017, with an autumn release in mind. Saint Agnes has European touring lined up for April/May 2017.


Today and tomorrow, Soar Valley Music will be exhibiting at the annual Music & Drama Education Expo at the Olympia Centre in London. Major features are the Dream Cymbals range of Gongs, Cymbals and Orchestral Clashes, as well as J. Leiva Cajons and Kambala African Djembes. The Contemporanea Samba Primary packs with nesting Surdos will also be shown, along with a new addition to the SVM catalogue, the 12" Mkula metal tongue drum.



Another addition to the U.K. Dream roster - Gareth Hunt from Welsh band Buffalo Summer.

Gareth first picked up a pair of drumsticks at the age of 10. After teaching himself by playing along to records in the house, he started playing in bands locally. By the age of 14, Gareth was playing his first gigs and hasn't looked back since.
He has toured the U.K. and Europe extensively including appearances at festivals such as Download, Hyde Park BST and Wacken Open Air.
His band Buffalo Summer have just finished recording their third album which was produced by Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) and is due to be released later in 2017.

Buffalo Summer sound like you hope and dream; big, Bluesy, southern-tinged rock with riffs and melodies that refuse to leave your body or brain. Hailing from South Wales, they walk with giants in both action and attitude, evoking the days when classic rock such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake strode stages like lions, yet with infusions of contemporary legends such as The Black Crowes, Alice In Chains and even a little dash of Jack White.

Gareth plays cymbals from the Dream Energy range.



Dream Cymbals in the U.K. have added Neil Ogden to their list of artists.

Neil Ogden has a busy schedule in the Rock and Metal world. As well as touring, writing and recording with Rock Metal legends Demon (including performing at the 'Bang Your Head' and 'Sweden Rock' festivals), Neil finds time to be part of Lawless and Dirty White Boyz, on top of session work for rockers FM, Change Of Heart, Steve Overland and Persian Risk.

Neil starting playing drums at the age of 14 and then began touring at 16 around U.K. pubs and clubs, getting lots of recognition on the Midlands Rock scene.
He later joined the band USI featuring Steve Johnson (Phil Lynott) and Paul Johnson (Saxon), leading to sessions for Radio 1's Tommy Vance. The band were signed to Chrysalis Records.

Neil's Dream cymbals are taken mostly from the 'Energy' series.



Soar Valley Music would like to wecome Tom Connolly to the U.K. Dream Cymbals roster.

Tom plays a variety of drum styles, ranging from heavy metal and progressive metal music, to pop, rock, R&B, hip hop, Drum & Bass, Trap and alternative styles.
Tom is currently working with When We Were Wolves and Pixi Encore, and bands recently drummed for includes Delirus, Soda Cat and KITTN.
Tom has toured the UK, played numerous festivals and has performed at drum clinics including supporting Chris Coleman. He has been featured on radio interviews, recorded with pop, metal, indie, rap and electronic artists and has had music featured on several broadcast stations, such as BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Bristol. He also teaches students from ages 11 – 43.
“I love the minimalistic look and style of Dream cymbals. The Dark Matter range really stands out to me and is incredibly unique.”
- Tom Connolly.



SVM dealers can take advantage of 'Free Carriage January' - any trade orders received will not be charged postage throughout January. Applicable to mainland U.K. dealers. Read the press release below:

Traditional and World Music wholesaler Soar Valley Music Ltd is offering carriage-free trade orders throughout January.

Specialising in African Djembes and Brazilian Samba, as well as Trad instruments such as Cajóns, Bodhráns, Whistles, Ceramic Songstones, Gongs and Hang Drums, U.K. high-street store supplier Soar Valley Music is riding on the coat-tails of ‘Dry’ January and is giving up its carriage charges for the whole of this month.
All bricks and mortar dealers can take advantage of Soar Valley’s offer, which also applies to purchases of ProLogix practice drumpads, CozyDrum rods, Vic Firth drumsticks, accessories and all publications and DVDs.

Catalogue products can be viewed at

Offer applies to U.K. mainland dealers only.

Call David Ledsam for further product deals on 0116 2304926.



SVM are pleased to welcome prolific drummer Jeff Lardner to the Sakae Drums U.K. roster.

When it comes to professional drummers in the U.K., there are only a tiny handful genuinely capable of excelling in such a wide diversity of styles as Jeff Lardner. This is evinced by the roll-call of stars queuing to engage his talents. Pop legends such as Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Joss Stone and Mark Knopfler. Jazz and Soul stars Georgie Fame, Natalie Cole, Helen Shapiro and The Three Degrees. Orchestral performances with the Bournemouth Symphony, the London Concert and the BBC Big Band in venues from Birmingham Symphony Hall to the London Palladium.

Jeff is currently booked for a huge run of the Fred Astaire-celebrating show ‘Remembering Fred’ throughout April and May 2017.



Both Sakae Drums' and Dream Cymbals' current U.K. catalogues are available to peruse online. Please follow the links below.




The year 2016 has been somewhat of an historic year for Dream Cymbals endorsers The Cory Band as the band are quadruple Brass champions; something that has never been done in 150 or so years of Brass banding. This comprises being European Champions, which they won in Lille, France in May, British Open Champions of Great Britain in September, National Champions of Great Britain in October, and in the last few weeks, 'Brass in Concert' Champions.
It's not easy to explain the significance of all these awards but to put it into context they will end the year as No.1 Brass band in the world for an unprecedented 10th year in a row!

Not only has the Cory Band been successful on the traditional contest stage, they have carried the Dream brand across the world. In February, they embarked on a week's tour of the USA and they have also travelled across Europe and performed in Sweden, Germany, Ireland and France, along with the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. Not to mention their recording and radio broadcast schedule, which consist of countless amounts of exposure on the airwaves, including Classic FM in recent weeks.



Dream artist Scott Pellegrom is heading over to the U.K. in June for his first clinic tour. More dates to follow ..

Ticket links are below.


Glasgow Royal Concert Hall/Rhythm Base (£10) - 0141 429 3799 or email
Drum Shop UK (£5) - 0191 418 7113 or email
Fruit/Slave To The Beat (£6) - 01482 348649 or email
The Premier Suite/Arcade Music (£5) - 01543 503460 or email
The Halo Bar/Drum Bank Music (£5) - 0117 975 5366 or email
Cariad Custom Drums (£4.50) - 01656 664100 or email
The Glee Club/Drummer's Database (£10/£15) - 07796 983154 or visit
Sound Attak (£5) - 01206 368999 or email



Dream artists Lynch Radinsky will be hosting a drum clinic on Sunday 19th October.



Our Sakae drum catalogue is now available to read online and download (click below then hit 'Share' and 'Download').



After a number of enquiries relating to the sustainability of the wood used for our Cajons, we are pleased to confirm that J.Leiva Cajons are made from wood sourced from an FSC accredited factory.
FSC's 'tick tree' logo is used on product labels to indicate whether products are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.
For more details visit



A group of 1675 schoolchildren from 27 London schools today smashed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Ever Samba Band.
The event, part of a partnership between the Royal Albert Hall, Street Child World Cup and Inspire-Works, was hosted by television presenters Andy Akinwolere and Hayley McQueen and will be broadcast on Blue Peter later in the month.
The Brazilian Samba instruments used were supplied by Contemporânea and Soar Valley Music Ltd.



Another iDrum Magazine video review, this time laying praise on our Sakae Trilogy Black Oyster Pearl kit plus a couple of Sakae Snares.



Soar Valley Music are proud to have been awarded the 2013 Music Industry Association award for Best UK Small Business. Votes were cast by retailers who are supplied musical goods by Soar Valley.



Check out this little promo spot for our two stands at the London Drum Show on 12th and 13th October.

Buy tickets for the show here:



Check out this great video review of a selection of our professional Cajón range from J. Leiva, courtesy of iDrum online magazine:



The nice people at Dream Cymbals have restructured their cymbal pricing to the advantage of all Dream players and potential players!

The bold and exciting 'Sound Pricing' strategy takes all the Dream models and brings their price into line with the flagship 'Bliss' range. Take a look at the prices below and see how even the top line 'Energy' range is now even more affordable in these tricky times.



Contemporânea presents Choro in Roda, brazilian instrumental music in London 2012. Organized by Aluá Nascimento at Tia Maria Music Bar.



Check out the great video review of our new Dark Matter cymbal range from Dream, courtesy of iDrum online magazine:




Find our latest lines as well as great deals at the links here!

New products can be found here:

Sale items can be found here:



Fabulous January deals on all Techtonic electronic and acoustic drum kits!  Phone David on 0116 230 4926.





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