Yesterday was a good day for Arron Walton from Newcastle College receiving an endorsement deal with Mapex Drums and he also secures an education deal for Newcastle College from us here at Drum Shop UK.
I have know Arron since he was a young lad and watched him grow into a great player over the years, to help get Arron an endorsement was an honor.
Most people believe that drum company’s give away free drum kits, this is simply not the case now due to budgets getting squeezed.
Mapex Drums however do offer an educational deal and they work alongside with Drum Shop UK to help education projects which we have done with Newcastle College, its a great way to help drummers play on drum kits that work! Many times I have gone into schools and found that the drum kits are always old drum kits that have been battered and are in pieces, is this anyway to learn and inspire? I think not! So Mapex drums UK have unleashed a fantastic structure to help. Anybody wants any details please feel free to call me.
So now with Newcastle College we have 4 drum kits in the studios and performance rooms and looking to grow when we work along side with Arron with different projects.
Arron and I discussed what drums he liked and what sounds he was looking for, we decided on a Mapex Saturn Limited Edition which is versatile for all genres as Arron plays all styles.
I will post some more information as soon as I have it, a big thanks to Arron Walton, Paul Warsop Mapex’s finest and of course Newcastle College, a few Pictures of Arron in our Mapex studio room which is now under construction.
More to follow…