These Taiko Drummers are the UK’s first and only professional touring taiko group, and Europe’s most established performing company in this fast-expanding field. Through performing over 100 concerts a year, the group have built a solid reputation for their hard-hitting and energetic performances since their establishment in 1994.
The Taiko Drummers main work is touring a full-length concert at theatres and concert halls, including London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Cambridge Corn Exchange, Gateshead Sage, Reading Hexagon, Bristol Colston Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall, amongst others. The group has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes worldwide, including the Brit Awards, BBC Last Night of the Proms, the Generation Game and has even featured in a Bollywood film.
“In the hands of these Taiko drummers it becomes a totality, taking in everything from music to performance… Rules were made to be broken, and they do it with panache, not only with their costumes and startling choreography, but also the drums themselves..” Roots Magazine
“They perform Taiko with manifest skill and awesome relentless energy. Having learned the ancient drumming techniques from Japanese master Kurumaya showcases its musical presentation in totally modern style, making the esoteric thoroughly pop. Splendidly exploiting the theatrical potential of their intensely forceful drumming and mesmeric heat of the rhythm, they leap from drum to drum, dance around them with mini cymbals and handbells, and strike vivid gestures with choreographed force…the show sustains its appeal right to the climax, winning thunderous applause.” The Stage
Previous Client List
The Sage Gateshead/ Bath Theatre Royal/ London’s South Bank Centre/ Edinburgh Usher Hall/ “Extasia” (Largest Taiko festival in Japan)/ Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix/ Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix/ Edinburgh Fringe/ London Excel/ Birmingham NEC/ Manchester G-MEX/ Glasgow SECC/ Sony/ Panasonic/ Hitachi/ Oki/ Cadbury’s/ Kraft/ Daihatsu/ Subaru/ JCB/ Japan Airlines/ British Airways/ Scottish Executive & the Japanese Consulate/ London Jazz Festival/ BBC Proms in Hyde Park/ Shambala/ FolkEast/ Glastonbury/ Millenium Stadium/ Murrayfield/ Twickenham/ Dizzee Rascal/ Queen/ Scottish National Jazz Orchestra/ Hewlett Packard/ Visit Scotland
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