Remo D Belli was a percussion pioneer. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic Mylar® drumheads, today’s industry standard. For over 55 years, Remo, Inc. has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. Ultimately, when it comes to our expertise as a drumhead manufacturer, nothing can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo Drumheads provide.
The Remo story began after WWII, when experiments were being made with Mylar®, a polyester film made by DuPont®. At that time, Mylar® was used during the war as a heat resistant film for nighttime reconnaissance flights. The unusually durable, inexpensive, weather resistant material that provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency intrigued Remo D Belli, an already successful professional drummer. Remo began his legacy with the Weatherking® drumheads, the first commercially successful synthetic drumhead design.
Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Remo continued to innovate and became the world’s drumhead specialist in virtually every category from percussionists and orchestral timpanists to drum corps, jazz, blues and rock. Technical innovation never before imagined in drumheads reached new heights, thanks to new laminations, processes and coatings found in other Remo firsts such as Controlled Sound™ , Pinstripe®, Smooth White™ , Powerstroke®, Fiberskyn®, Suede®, Renaissance®, Nuskyn®, Skyndeep® and Comfort Sound Technology™ . Understanding how drumheads should be designed, and how they should ultimately sound, soon became our foundation for other applications such as Drumset, Marching, Concert, Recreational, Health & Wellness and World Percussion. In 1983, Remo launched the World Percussion product line using Acousticon® Shells, a 100% recycled wood fiber. The result was more than a revolution in lightweight, durable, great sounding drums. It marked a seismic shift in the availability of a broad range of ethnic drums for the recreational and professional applications, and helped create the global community of drummers today.
We are focused on developing and delivering quality accessories, instruments and programs for use in addressing all levels and aspects of global drumming activities. All of these combined efforts are what make Remo a worldwide leader in the percussion, lifestyle and specials needs industries.
Jason Oosthuizen started playing drums in 1991 at the age of four and since then has gone on to play in some for the best bands to come out of South Africa.
In 2007 he joined the band One Day Remains who went on to write the theme song for the rugby tri-nations entitled ‘Never say die’. In 2010 he joined Van Coke Kartel which he went onto record two studio albums with. Jason is currently the drummer for Gauteng based The Black Cat Bones.
Jason is a seasoned drumming professional with a passion for drums and a love for music that has become a continuous journey.
Since he started playing professionally in 2006, Jason Moser has had the opportunity to play at some major events, including: Opening for ‘Fallout Boy’ in 2007 with an artist called “J”, Playing at ‘My Coke Fest’ in 2007 with an artist called “J”, Playing at ‘Loftus for Jesus’ in 2008 with Louis Brittz, Retief Burger, Juanita Du Plessis, and others, as well as MK television Studio 1 with Bouwer Bosch in 2012.
He currently regularly performs with 5 artists or bands, and continues to feature on albums produced by Louis Brittz, Gideon Bothes, Stefan Swart, Johan Bouwer and Wynand Delport.
Neill Ettridge is regarded as one of South Africa’s most influential drummers. Based in Johannesburg, his work profile covers every corner of the SA Music Industry; as house band member for the popular Idols TV series 1-6 and drummer for SA’s most iconic band, Mango Groove, to record and live dates with many of the country’s most prolific artists as well as numerous Orchestral, Corporate, TV and Radio commercial engagements.
Warren van Wyk
Warren van Wyk has been playing drums since the age of 8 years old and has gone on to work with some of South Africa’s top musicians and bands. Warren is currently sessioning for various top artists mainly in the Afrikaans music scene, but is also very active with bands in both the English scene. Besides his work as a session drummer, he is currently working with Nic Rush (ex guitarist for Watershed) on his debut solo album. Warren has also joined the modern country group “Madison” and also plays often with his own band Breaking Static.
Drummer for Just Jinjer
Just Jinjer are one of the biggest rock band exports in South African history, having sold more that a quarter of a million albums to date. Their power and alluring appeal is fueled by a well-honed and heartfelt musicality, a commitment to communication on a genuine emotional and cerebral level — music that touches the heart, body, mind and soul — and a dedication to their musical mission that is virtually unstoppable. The band is made up of Ard Matthews on vocals and guitar, Denholm Harding on Bass Guitar, and Brent Harris on Drums, this trio having been part of the solid foundation of the band since it’s inception.
Vinnie Henrico has recorded close to 500 albums of various genres including Pop, Rock, Jazz Fusion, African, Country, Dance and World Music. Vinnie currently runs and records in his own state-of-the-art drum recording facility called “THE DRUMROOM.” The Drumroom is South Africa’s top drum recording studio, utilized by clients from around the world, including USA, Australia, and Europe.
Bruce Wallace was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He showed an interest in playing music at age 4, and took formal tuition in drums and percussion at the age of 8. Bruce has performed enjoyed a successful career as a “first-call” session drummer for over Three hundred albums, 11 DVD’s, and tours with some of the best known, and awarded Artists in the country. In addition to recordings, Bruce has performed corporate events all over the country with The Electric Pops Orchestra, The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a member of the official “702 Radio, Solid Gold Band”. Television performances include, Idols, Strictly Come Dancing, The Jerry Springer Show, and several television tracks for Vodacom, including the well known “Leeu loop” and “Player 23”.