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August 11, 2015



BONZO BASH RUSSIA at NAMM Musikmesse Russia 10-13 September 2015!


World-known drum show, dedicated to the legendary drummer John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, BONZO BASH is coming in Moscow this autumn!

Organizers of the International Fair for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Business Connections - NAMM Musikmesse Russia in cooperation with Modern Drummer - Russian edition of the World`s #1 Drum Magazine, Muzimport - one of the largest percussion instruments store in Russia and andTichy/Sutton Productions from the USA, are ready to launch a truly unique show! 

This year NAMM Musikmesse Russia - Russia’s only international MI trade show - prepares for a return to Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, September 10-13, 2015, with a world-known drum show dedicated to the legendary drummer of Led Zeppelin band - John Henry Bonham!

Bonzо Bash is held annually in Los Angeles, USA, where the world's best drummers such as Kenny Aronoff, Thomas Lang, Dave Lombardo, Nicko McBrain, Carmine Appice, Abe Laboriel Jr., Chad Smith, Bobby Rondinelli, Mike Terrana and many other play cover-songs of Led Zeppelin. A matchless power of their execution, a sense of rhythm and energy as well as the immortal hits of Led Zeppelin attracts thousands visitors at the Bonzo Bash Show every year since 2010.

The show will be held in Russia for the first time, but even now, the organizers intend to make it an annual event. The show will bring together20 drummers and a Moscow based cover-band of Led Zeppenin — Plumbum Dreamz.

The fifteen best Russian rock'n'roll drummers and five young drummers, the winners of the competition, organized by Modern Drummer magazine before the show, will play on the main stage of NAMM Musikmesse Russia –Live Music Stage on Saturday 12 September.

To participate in the contest*, every participant must send a video cover of one of the Led Zeppelin songs to   ;abaru [at] moderndrummer .ru. A Team of experts, headed by Brian Tichy, - the main inspirer of Bonzo Bash, will choose 5 best drummers from Russia and the CIS countries to let them play with professionals on Live Music Stage.

Bonzo Bash Russia will also offer master classes and workshops with famous Russian and international drummers.

"I'm beyond excited that Bonzo Bash has gone international and will now be held in Russia! We will do our best to make it unforgettable! I would like to invite all fans of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin and, of course, all Russian Drummers to participate in this event. I hope that Bonzo Bash Russia will become one of the highlight events of the Moscow autumn! There is no other show like it! This is further proof of John Bonham's timeless mightiness, and that it's always a good time to have a Bonzo Bash! Long live John Henry Bonham!," said Brian Tichy.

"We are pleased to be one of the organizers of the show Bonzo Bash Russia", - said Alexander Baru, the Chief Editor of Modern Drummer. – "I hope that the drum contest organized by our magazine will reveal new names and will help the young musicians to start their career. We invite all drummers who love and appreciate rock music to send their video”.

Commenting on the Bonzo Bash launch in Russia, Alexandra Yurchenko, Show-Director of NAMM Musikmesse Russia, shared: "We are very excited to bring this show to Moscow, as it not only a great show, but will also help to develop and expand drummers` community in Russia. We, as MI trade fair Organizers, concept our show as a plattform where the most striking and important events and shows for MI industry take place. Bonzo Bash Russia is one of such events. Together with our partners and sponsors we will do our best to make this show the number One drum-event in Russia."

*How to participate in the DRUM CONTEST

- 15 well-known Russian drummers and 5 young musicians will take part in the show BONZO BASH RUSSIA 2015 on Saturday 12 September in Sokolniki Exhibition Center, Moscow.

- Any rock-n-roll drummer from Russia and the CIS countries can participate in the Contest.

- Every participant must send his/her video with one of the Led Zeppelinsongs   ;abaru [at] moderndrummer .ru.

- Drummer should film her/his full performance and upload it to YouTube channel. A video must be unbroken; the drummer must always be seen in be camera focus. Drummer can use a Led Zeppelin track, instrumental or with his own band.

- The Jury will chose 5 finalists to participate in the show. The jury containes 2 experts of Modern Drummer Magazine, 2 of MuzImport, and Musical Director - Brian Tichy.

- Each Jury member evaluates the participants on a 10-point system. Brian Tichy can put 20 points. - The winners of the contest will be announced on September 1.
- A winner should be ready to come to Moscow for rehearsals and the concert on September 12. 


I'm beyond excited that Bonzo Bash has gone international and will now be held in Russia! We will do our best to make it unforgettable! I would like to invite all fans of John Bonham, Led Zeppelin and, of course, all Russian Drummers to participate in this event. I hope that Bonzo Bash Russia will become one of the highlight events of the Moscow autumn! There is no other show like it! This is further proof of John Bonham's timeless mightiness, and that it's always a good time to have a Bonzo Bash! Long live John Henry Bonham!