Main Stage Performances
Steve Fisher (Roland V-Drums R&D)
Steve Fisher is a very accomplished drummer/percussionist and demonstrator.
For the past 20 years, he has been instrumental in many design aspects of Roland V-Drums including the concepts, mesh heads, V-Pads, hardware, features and sound design – earning the nickname ‘Mr. V-Drums’.
Steve has traveled throughout the world demonstrating Roland electronic percussion and at the V-Drum Festival, he will guide you through the range of Roland V-Drum kits, explaining the differences and showing some cool things along the way.
Don’t miss your chance to see the range of Roland V-Drums, demonstrated by the man who helped develop them.
Johnny Rabb + BioDiesel
BioDiesel are a musical duo that exist in the razor thin space between band and dj, synthetic and human, man and machine.
On one end you have drumming legend Johnny Rabb—pioneer of freehand technique, who has performed and given clinics the world over. Johnny is recognized as an inventor, author, educator and the original World’s Fastest Drummer.
Add Clay Parnell, who is known throughout North America as bassist for Brothers Past (one of the premiere bands blending rock and electronic music), and you get the environmentally friendly BioDiesel.
At the V-Drum Festival don’t miss BioDiesel perform their unique blend of ‘Intelligent Dance Music’. Their mission to save the world one show at a time continues…
Lucius has been playing music since the age of 3, and his career was kick-started when, at age 12, he was invited to perform alongside his famous father Kevin in The Party Boys.
Since then, Lucius has played both bass and drums at a professional level, developing a deep understanding about the finer points of a band’s rhythm section. He has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s finest and flexible drummers, stemming from his performances with FloatingMe and COG.
Fresh from the DrumScene Live Australian tour, don’t miss Lucius’s performance at the V-Drum Festival.
Ask the Panel
The panel of experts will answer your questions and sign autographs.
- Chris Whitten (Paul McCartney, Dire Straits)
- Steve Fisher (Roland V-Drums R&D)
- Mal Green (Split Enz, Green Sound Music recording studios)
- Buzz Bidstrup (The Angels, The Party Boys, Jimmy Barnes, GANGgajang)
- Alex Plavsic (Sabastian Hardie, Session Drummer)
Australia & New Zealand V-Drums Contest Final
The best six Roland V-drummers from Australia and New Zealand go head-to-head in a live onstage battle. The winner will go on to represent Australasia in the V-Drums International Finals, held at the NAMM Show (Anaheim, California) next year.
The panel of judges includes special guests Johnny Rabb, plus representatives from Roland, Allans Music + Billy Hyde and Rockshop.
During each finalist’s performance, Steve Fisher will keep you entertained with short demonstrations on Roland HandSonics.