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Saturday from 12:00 Drum Corner

Sunday from 12:00 Drum Clinic

Mark is one of the UK’s most versatile and in demand drummers. Equally at home in straight ahead jazz, free improvised music, rock and world music, Mark was the house drummer at Ronnie Scott’s for 31 years and has played there and in leading venues around the world since the late 80s. Amongst others, he has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Murphy, Michel Legrand, James Moody, Dave Gilmore, Tim Garland, Liane Carroll, Norma Winstone, Georgie Fame, Ian Shaw, Cedar Walton and Kenny Wheeler. Mark leads his own band, Fletch’s Brew, which has a weekly residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Club.


Vince Dunn over the last 30 years has performed with artist in the jazz and pop world such as ,Leon Ware, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams to Award winning jazz artists Jim Mullen, Courtney Pine, Liane Carroll.

Vince is the co-founder of the London Drum Clinic and runs the very successful Vince Dunn Orchestra who perform an eclectic mix of jazz, Latin, foot tapping funk and classic big band swing. Whilst freelancing still makes time to teach and and give tutorials.


Neil bullock turned professional at the age of seventeen, having started playing drums at the age of eight. Neil studied privately with the world renowned drummer Mal Garrett from Birmingham's Conservatoire. Neil won a clutch of awards as a teenager, including two musicians' union most promising young musician awards, three TV Times outstanding drummer, The BBC Kenny Clare drummer prize (Broadcast on Radio 2)and the Musicians' union outstanding musician award. At this time Neil was a member of the Midland youth jazz orchestra, which he left at the age of twenty one after appearing at the Montreux jazz festival in Switzerland. After a meeting with Danny Gottlieb, (Pat Metheny), Neil went to New Jersey to study with Dave Brubeck's world renowned drummer, Joe Morello and also studied privately with the greatest exponent of the Moeller technique, Jim Chapin.

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Pete Cater has been involved with drums for his entire life and has now clocked up in excess of fifty five years behind the drums. Movie footage exists of him hand drumming aged barely 12 months and the innate talent cannot be missed. His musical tastes matured similarly early, and courtesy of his Dad’s record collection he was, by age 5, already a devotee of Joe Morello, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson. By 13 he was sitting in several times a weeks with his father’s bands and in 1977 became involved with the award-winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, archive television footage of which can be found on YouTube.

Best known for leading a successful big band over many years and several album releases, Pete also heads up an eclectic sextet, The Ministry of Jazz. Pete works regularly as a sideman with a wide range of British artists from Simon Spillett to Salena Jones and in recent years has featured on album releases by top UK artists including Tony Kofi and Vasilis Xenopoulos. Over many decades as a performer he has played with a wide range of artists including Arturo Sandoval, Charlie Byrd, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Buddy Greco, Spike Robinson and was for many years a member of Don Lusher’s ‘Best of British Jazz’ sextet with whom he recorded an album at Abbey Road studios in 2002.

Pete has been teaching privately since the 1980s and at tertiary level since 1994. He has been a faculty member at Musicians’ Institute, Drumtech and is currently a senior tutor at LCCM, London.

Similarly Pete has a long track record of appearances at events such as The London Drum Show, The UK Vintage Drum Fair, Freddie Gee Drum Academy and The Palace Drum Camp, as well as Music China (Shanghai) and Beijing Teng Percussion Festival.

Pete has published a DVD and book which cover his unique approach to the drums, an approach which seeks to demystify concepts and make them accessible to all plays rather than remaining the preserve of an elite few.


Colin Woolway has been playing and teaching drums professionally since 1976. During those years he has done every kind of gig including theatre pit work, Jazz residencies, Cabaret and Variety shows, eight years with Suzi Quatro, and every kind of situation, from stadium tours with 30,000 people at every show, to scout huts and muddy gardens - you name it, he’s done it.

He is best known these days as the founder of the Drumsense Teaching programme, and the author of “Drumsense” books and DVDs, and has been writing monthly columns for Rhythm magazine for over 20 years!

Colin presently teaches at studios in Twickenham, The Brit School, and East London Arts & Music (ELAM), and regularly presents clinics, masterclasses and lectures, and is a long time endorser of Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Remo heads, Bill Sanders practice pads, Roland electronic drums, and more recently the British Drum Company.

The Show

Simon John's Vintage Drum Show is an annual event organised, promoted and managed by drummers for drummers to provide an opportunity for the display, promotion, trading of drums, associated products/items and drumming skills to be available to the drummers and potential drummers of the UK and beyond. It is a non-profit organisation and seeks to be self-funding.

The 2021 show will be held over the weekend of 9th and 10th October at the Standard Triumph Club in Coventry.

City of Coventry

A fascinating city in its own right, Coventry is at the heart of the English Midlands - close to Birmingham, Leicester and the historic towns of Worcester, Leamington and Stratford upon Avon.

The city of Lady Godiva is steeped in history - it was briefly the capital of England in the 15th century - and with two universities and a population of 300,000, it offers plenty of culture including the Coventry Music Museum and some lively nightlife and live music in the nearby suburb of Earlsdon.

Accomodation Nearby

The Village
Dolomite Avenue
Coventry Business Park
Coventry, CV4 9GZ
Phone : 02477 710860

Literally a stones throw away, the Village has everything you want from a hotel - gym, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Easy access from the A45 via M6 and M69 or Canley Railway Station.

Premier Inn, Earlsdon Park
53 Butts Road
Coventry CV1 3BH
Phone : 0871 527 9318

Set in a prominent art deco building, this is a modern no-frills hotel 1.5 miles away. Rooms feature en suite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Kids aged 15 and under eat and stay free with a paying adult. Easy access from the A45 via M6 and M69 or Canley Railway Station.

Find Us

At the 2022 Show

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32 Exhibition Stands

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Over 30 Kits Displayed

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Vintage Vault Section

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Over 2 Full Days

book a stand

A Single Stand (shown in green) is £35 per day, Double stands (yellow) are £50 per day


Been there, done that, now get the T Shirt!

A collection of T shirts, beanie hats, mugs, even badges, stickers and other goodies will be available at the show.


Contact Us


Memorable Moments from our first show in 2017


Memorable Moments from our show in 2018

Links & Thanks

Lee Brayshaw at GO Graphix for this website and graphic designs

James Topp for the show's floorplan and booking facility