Weller’s main kitman White hitting Falkirk

Drummer Steve White is the star of Scottish Drum Fair 2014
Drummer Steve White is the star of Scottish Drum Fair 2014

The driving force behind Modfather Paul Weller and his prolific performing career will be sound as a pound in Falkirk next month.

Steve White hammered away behind Weller for over two decades as the former Jam frontman went through his Style Council and early to middle solo career period. The rhythm runs deep in the White family - brother Alan was the powerhouse who drove Noel Gallagher’s top tunes into a champagne supernova in the sky for much of the 90s and early noughties.

Now fans who like a bit of stick can see Steve up close at this year’s Scottish Drum Fair on Sunday, November 2.

The third annual event, which takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at St Mungo’s High School, is again organised by David Dowell, owner of DD Drums and a man who knows his way around a kit.

David said: “After an amazing event last year, we’ve mixed it up a little to keep things fresh. Our competition to find an opening act for the show got a huge response, with over 4000 votes cast and the drumming community really getting involved.

“With another great line-up, plus fantastic support from musicians and manufacturers alike, the stage is set for us to have the best event yet.”

And that’s saying something, with previous star guests including Ian Matthews of Kasabian and Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain.

The event will be opened by the aforementioned competition winner David McKeague, who hails from the North East of England. Then ace drummers Robin Guy and Gabor Dornyei will whet drum fans’ appetites for headliner Steve White.

Once again the fair combines all action live performances, with tips on improving your own skills and a chance to see all the great brands and latest kits, with electronic drum manufacturer Roland bringing its largest ever display to Scotland.

This year there is even a chance to take part in music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins’ World’s Fastest Drummer challenge.

Visit www.scottishdrumfair.co.uk for more information.