The only reason I play Yamaha percussion is because their instruments are the best - Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director, Speak Percussion)king both as a full-time touring drummer and drum tech I see nearly every brand put to the test, and Yamaha hands down come out on top every time. Not only are they a beautifully crafted instrument but also perfectly engineered for the professional touring industry. As far as tone goes, Yamaha achieves Full Throttle Sonic Onslaught on one hand, and with a turn of the key Sweet Unpolluted Ambience. The Yamaha Subkick is such an integral part of my sound these days, they have altered my impression of what an acoustic kick drum should sound like!!!
Speak Percussion is Australia’s most innovative percussive arts organisation. For over ten years, Speak Percussion has existed beyond new music practice and has developed a distinct hybrid language. Speak have commissioned and championed over 60 new Australian compositions and have collaborated with architects, choreographers, instrument builders, astronomers and a chef. Speak Percussion tours internationally, as well as regularly performing and presenting work in many of Australia’s leading festivals, including the MONA FOMA (Hobart), Melbourne Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Liquid Architecture and the Totally Huge New Music Festival (Perth).