HANDCRAFTED DRUMS FROM THE SURREY HILLS
Established in 2020. Hive Drums is an independent drum building company creating unique, bespoke drums from our workshop in the heart of the Surrey Hills.
WHAT WE MAKE
We design and build bespoke aluminium snare drums from our small workshop in Surrey. We build our shells with 3mm thick aluminium as we feel it delivers excellent dynamic range and sensitivity. A variety of highly durable powder-coat finishes are available and we can produce a range of sizes.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR DRUMS
"I met Jon and Matt at the UK Drum Show and was really impressed with the snare drums they had on display. I decided to order a 14 x 6.5 Worker Snare and it has exceeded all expectations of it. The sound is absolutely to die for, the fit and finish is second to none. Really happy to add this to my snare arsenal...thanks guys! 5*"
Anthony Johns -
Through Dreams & Distance
"Guys, what can I say…Your drums are insanely good! The Worker sounded monstrous on my gig last night. Our engineer and bassist both commented on how awesome it sounded out front too! I am absolutely in love with it."
Andrew Eveleigh -
Andrew Eveleigh Drums
"Three songs into the first set and the sound guy came over to check if my levels were ok, then he pointed at the snare drum, gave me a thumbs up and mouthed 'sounds f**king lovely.'"
"I absolutely adore your drum and I’m happy to tell anyone who will listen. I can’t wait to take her out of her case and play her every weekend. I fall in love all over again every time!"
John Fern -
CHECK OUT THIS REVIEW FROM MIKE DOLBEAR
"I genuinely took an instant liking to this snare drum. It felt really good to play and sounded great…To me this drum stacks up very favourable against a similar model by one of the big boys, and this just is the company’s first offering. Nice one."
WHO WE ARE
Jon & Matt
Hive Drums is an independent drum company based in the Surrey Hills. Co-founded by Jon Bleasby-Voice and Matt Taylerson, we established our company in 2020 and built our first working prototype by the end of that year.
We’ve been friends for over 20 years and are both engineers by trade. We share a passion for music and playing drums, and over years of conversations standing at the bar during gigs, an idea was born to build a metal snare drum “like no other”. This drum would serve the working drummer with a lifetime of reliability, durability and most importantly great sound.
Many prototypes were built, and with the help of some well-respected friends in the drumming community, thoroughly tested. Spurred on by the positive feedback and support we received, we proudly debuted our first snare ‘The Worker’ at the UK Drum Show in April 2022. We have many ideas for future designs and look forward to sharing our progress with you soon!
Please get in contact if you have any questions, would like to place a bespoke order or have an idea you’d like to discuss with us. We're always happy to help!