Dennis Chambers started drumming when he was only four years old and when he was six he already played in mulitple nightclubs in the town he grew up in (Baltimore, USA). He played at many Sugar Hill releases and became a part of Parliament/Funkadelic when he was 18. In 1986 he collaborated with the John Scofield band for the first time and ever since he has played with the biggest jazz-fusion legends. He also went on tour with Santana. He is frequently proclaimed as best funk and electric jazz drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine and is a living drumlegend, who you can admire from up close at Hertfest.
Ian Metthews is known from drumming with Kasabian. Completely different than Chambers of course, but that’s what a drumfestival is supposed to be like: representing every style. But watch out: Ian Matthews might have been druumming with Kasabian for over 15 years, he started out as a jazzdrummer and regularly plays funky gigs. Almost forgot to mention: he’s co-founder of British Drum Company.
Richard Spaven is a groovedrummer pur sang and travels between the UK and The Netherlands. In June we saw him play with Agnes Gosling at InJazz Rotterdam and we also saw him with Jameszoo. He got famous by his long-standing collaboration with Jose James. His own albums are true groove-explorations. He has brought out four and his most recent one Real Time is full of intriguing beats.
Michael Schack, a.k.a. #DJDrummer. Michael Schack is a solo-drummer, and performs a live, interactive and approachible show, with his own versions of the all-time biggest hits. He wrote the Herfstfest Anthem 2019 together with Koen Herfst.
Lucas van Merwijk is world-famous in China! And obviously for lots of years in The Netherlands. This year he won the Slagwerkkrant Poll Award for Fusion/Crossover-drummer of the year: undoubtedly because of his release of his brilliant soloalbum: Climate Change.
Mira Burgers won second place in the Anthem Contest last year and is now on stage herself. She has a groovy style and a broad multi-intsrumental baggage, with which she impressed a lot at the Drummersdag in February.