Slagwerkkrant Poll 2019 - Who won?
Who are the best, nicest, most original or most special percussionists of the past season according to the readers of Slagwerkkrant and the visitors of Slagwerkkrant.nl? Which event did they like the most and which product was the most striking?
Once again, there was a lot of voting via Slagwerkkrant.nl. The complete overview can be found in Slagwerkkrant 213 (Sep-Oct 2019), which will be released on 15 August. On Sunday October 13th, Slagwerkkrant will be presenting the Slagwerkkrant Poll Awards during drum festival Herfstfest, don’t miss that!
Curious which Algam Benelux brands and endorsers won prices with the 35th Slagwerkkrant Poll? Check it out!
Algam Benelux Brands
Best drum sticks
Sticks. As a drummer we cannot go without, and every year there’s a lot of new stuff to try out. This year, the strikingly large Vic Firth Freestyle drumsticks are your #1.
Some classics deserve a major facelift once in a while. The Slagwerkkrant readers think so too, because they chose the Sabian AAX series as the best new cymbal series. Of course, the AAX cymbals have been a fixture in the Sabian catalog for years, but the series underwent a complete redesign last year, and you could all appreciate that.
Algam Benelux Endorsers
Best Band Benelux
The band Kensington, with drummer Niles Vandenberg, is voted as the best band in Benelux for the third year in a row.
Rock/Dance/Funk Drums Benelux
In this category we have four endorsers in the top ten! On the third place Davy Deckmijn (Vic Firth and Sabian), on the seventh place Mario Goossens (Vic Firth and Sabian), on the eighth place Niles Vandenberg (Vic Firth and Sabian) and on the ninth place Joost Kroon (Vic Firth).
Drummer’s Drummer Benelux
On the third place of the Drummer’s Drummer Benelux category is Davy Deckmijn (Vic Firth and Sabian), again! Bruno Castelluci (Vic Firth and Sabian) has the fifth place.
Hardrock/Metal Drums Benelux
Two of our endorser are represented in the Hardrock/Metal Drums Benelux category: Kris Martens (Sabian) on the fourth place and Mike Coolen (Vic Firth and Sabian) on the eighth place.
Fusion/World Drums Benelux
Stéphane Galland, our endorser for Sabian, ends on the seventh place in the top ten of the Fusion/World Drums Benelux category.
Jazz Drums Benelux
Joost Kroon (Vic Firth) takes the second place in the Jazz Drums Benelux category, while Bruno Castelluci (Vic Firth and Sabian) takes the fourth place.
Drum Teacher of the Year Benelux
Here’s Davy Deckmijn (Vic Firth and Sabian) again, on the fourth place in the Drum Teacher of the Year Benelux category. Wim van der Westen (Vic Firth) takes the sixth place.
Drummer’s Drummer World
Mike Portnoy, known as the ex drummer of Dream Theater and Sabian endorser, is the winner in the Drummer’s Drummer World category.
Hardrock/Metal Drums World
The very same Mike Portnoy also wins the Hardrock/Metal World category!
Rock/Dance/Funk Drums World
The legendary Steve Gadd (Vic Firth) is #1 in the Rock/Dance/Funk Drums World category. Steve Gadd is known for his work with Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and many more!
Jazz Drums World
Mark Guiliana (Vic Firth and Sabian) is the winner in the Jazz Drums World category.
All Time Favorite World
Terry Bozzio (Vic Firth and Sabian) is voted as the All Time Favorite! Terry is known as the drummer of many legendary artists/bands such as Frank Zappa, Thin Lizzy, Herbie Hancock, Duran Duran, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many more.