Wed, May 07, 08

Nottingham is to play host to a national drum event this summer. Pearl Day 2008 is an annual focus for drummers of all styles and abilities, to be held on Sunday June 1 at the East Midlands Conference Centre within the grounds of the University of Nottingham.

Guests for the all-day event (10am to 7pm) include Deep Purple (and Nottingham)’s Ian Paice, Jerry Brown (Girls Aloud, Will Young), Mark Brzezecki (Big Country, Procul Harum, The Cult, Pete Townshend), Jimmy Degrasso (Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies), Darrin Mooney (Primal Scream), Dan Foord (Silth) and many more.

Pearl Day, featuring the largest single exhibition of drum products in the UK, also includes percussion workshops by Lea Mullen, specialist in Samba and Latin and a demonstration by the 37th Kingswood Drum Corp. Visitors can try out products in the “sound test area”.

Tickets are £18 (or £9 for under 12 and OAPs). For more information

In an exclusive competition we have a Pearl Snare drum signed by the event guests, a T-Shirt and a pair of tickets to Pearl Day 2008.

One runner-up will win a pair of tickets and a T-shirt with the second runner-up winning two tickets.

To enter answer this: How many years has Ian Paice been a member of Deep Purple?

a) 40

b) 35

c) 25

E-mail your answers by 9am on May 23, including your name, full address, mobile number and e-mail address, to:
Mark your entries Pearl @ EG.
You can also post entries to: Pearl @ EG, Features, Evening Post, Castle Wharf House, Nottingham NG1 7EU.

Usual NPG rules apply. See ad in Classifieds. No purchase necessary.


*Note: This promotion is being run by Pearl, not