Peter Vulperhorst SIRD Chapter Netherlands 22.01.2021
Ross Andrews, Former US Army Old Guard Fife and Drums Corps music comitee fonder and leader, 1st cl. Sgt retired
Dominick Cuccia's name has become synonymous with excellence and he is recognized around the globe as the leader in not-so-traditional rudimental drumming.
Following in the footsteps of rudimental legends Nick Attanasio, Gus Moeller, Les Parks, Jack Pratt, Earl Sturtze and so many more, Dominick has built a reputation as one of the "good guys" in the world of drumming. Known by many of his fans as the fife & drum guy, his knowledge as a teacher, musicality as a composer, power as a drummer and entertainment as a clinician, all sit in the shadow of his sincerity and passion about the art of drumming.
He is also considered by many to be a trailblazer for fife & drum performers, opening up doors and creating opportunity for the next generation of rudimental drumming stars. Many are now following in his footsteps taking their drumming to stages never available before. Dreaded Drummer Productions is the outlet where Dominick shares music, legend and all things in the world of drumming!
About Steven Shedden:
Steven is originally from Glasgow, Scotland and started drumming at the age of 9. His first lessons took place in the back room of the famous pipe band supplies shop - The Band Room.
He quickly progressed through the grades becoming one of the youngest drummers to compete at the top level in pipe bands. He won the prestigious ‘Champion of Champions’ drum corps prize at the age of 13 with Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band. Steven has been successful in the solo scene winning two juvenile World Championships in 2008 and 2011.
By 2010 Steven had joined the House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band under the world-famous and 16 time world solo drumming champion Jim Kilpatrick MBE, winning the World Drumcorps Championship in 2011. Around this time Steven was also the leading drummer with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and has performed all over the world.
In 2016 Steven had the honour to join Jim Kilpatrick’s elite drumcorps in the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band who came together for Jim’s final competitive season. The corps won the drumming title at the UK Championships which was the first time a Grade 1 drumcorps had been put together and won a Championship in their first season.
Steven now resides in Melbourne, Australia teaching drums full-time at Scotch College. He is the Leading Drummer of Hawthorn Pipe Band and is the current Australian Drumming Champion, having held this title since 2017.
Steven is the Director of ShedDrum - an online portal for drumming videos and education and is proudly endorsed by the British Drum Company. Steven recently represented Pipe Band Drumming by performing at PASIC - the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in the United States.