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Craig Blundell...
Craig has been playing drums for over 30 years. He’s spent years studying his trade and gradually built up his profile and reputation over the last few years and is now in high demand worldwide to perform live, teach, record and appear at drum clinics. He is now a member of the Neo-Progressive Supergroup Frost* alongside some of the finest musicians on the planet. Aside from Frost, he still manages to perform live with David Cross from King Crimson, Write his hugely popular column for Drummer magazine, hold down the role as international clinician for Roland, record and perform with legendary junglist Congo Natty, appear internationally for Mapex and Paiste and can be seen playing at R&B festivals with King King. He has taught at many drum seminas alongside some of the best names in the industry and is becoming widely regarded as an excellent educator with a unique perspective. He writes and produces his own material under the name Dr oKtopUs and can regularly be seen wowing audiences with his incredible Dr oKtopUs Dj set with the use of triggering aggressive samples whilst playing breaks over the top.

Craig is a real innovator of his trade and continues to push the boundaries of his instrument with his relentless workload. His tireless infectious energy and need to help others makes him one of the most respected players and educators on the circuit today.

He is soon to start working with Steve White on their Nu Skool Old Skool tour plans which is a must see.

Craig Fully endorses and works closely with; Mapex Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Roland, Sennheiser Audio, Vater Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Bose Audio, Protection Racket Cases, Bigfoot Beaters, Baskey Ruglugs.

For further information please visit:
www.craigblundell.net
www.droktopus.net





Roland Main Event









Craig Blundell Nevada Music
Craig Blundell came to Nevada Music for a Roland V-Drum clinic during July 2010 and performed some jaw dropping demo's including this live set of mashed up tunes from his "Dr Oktopus" Drum n Bass project.

What was really cool to see was how a creative musician like Craig really explored and pushed the limits of the technology by experimenting with just about every parameter on the units to make new music. Suddenly tuning a snare drum sound up and down takes on a totally new meaning as Craig changes it on the fly and builds it into a performance as another instrument!!

All played live on a TD-9KX including firing loops and samples from Roland SPD-S sample pads.






PREMIER welcomes Craig Blundell



















recording with Congo Natty








DrumClinic
Gregg Bissonette - Craig Blundell



Bruce Dickinson - Craig Blundell



teaching with Clem Cattini Ralph Salmins and Steve Smith
at the ultimate drummers event 2009



Jojo Mayer - Simon Phillips - Carmine Appice - - Gregg Bissonette
Marshall Charity Dinner



after scottish drum day:
John Blackwell, Stanton Moore - Marco Minnemann - Craig Blundell - Akira Jimbo



signing in Belarus


Craig Blundell - Benny Greb
Drummer Live 2006 London



Craig Blundell - Liberty DeVitto




Craig Blundell - Stanton Moore
Drummer Live 2006 London








Masters Place
(Frost* Kit)




















performed with:

David Cross
Frost*
Bruce Dickinson
King King

...and many more