Name: Dave Carrera
Location: West London, UK
First MSI: Appearance: 10th April 2011
Profile: Dave Carrera is a self-taught professional drummer and drum manufacturer. Based in West London, Dave started drumming in 1983, which saw him playing with many original and covers bands, playing at venues big and small across the UK. For the past 12 years Dave has concentrated more on playing in covers bands, which has stretched his drumming ability and seen him touring across the UK and Europe playing functions and theatres with bands including Abakus and Preparation X. Dave also makes himself available for session work and is often called to sit in on recording sessions and as a stand-in drummer at gigs. Recently Dave was involved in the organisation of the STICK IT TO MS charity record breaker, which saw 582 drummers playing together in one room at the NIA Birmingham , smashing the previous world record of 533 held by the Americans and raising over £34,000 for The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In 2009 Dave opened Carrera Drums for business, concentrating on manufacturing custom, hand-made, top-end drums that have a distinctive sound that works both in Live and Recording environments. Described as “Rolls Royce Glorious” by Rhythm Magazine, Carrera Drums are currently being played by Sam Kelly (Cymande, Gary Moore, Robert Plant) and Nigel Glockler (Saxon) amongst others.
For more information, check out Carrera Drums website: www.carreradrums.com