Karen Hui is a professional musician, drummer and drum teacher in Hong Kong and has played the drums for over ten years. During this time, Karen performed and recorded with various notable Hong Kong artists and bands, including Anson Kong@Mirror, Jer Lau@Mirror, Bondy Chiu, Panther Chan, Vivian Chan, Smiley, Suey Kwok, Stella Ho, GDJYB, Whizz, Tonick, Hey Joe Trio, Sunset Or Rise and more.
Karen won the Hong Kong drummers’ competition “DrumsOnly Drumpetition” in the women’s category in 2014. In 2016, She joined the Hong Kong marching band “The Pegasus Vanguard” and played on the snare drum line. She accompanied the band to the United States to participate in the 2016 DCI Drumline Battle and won the champion award in the international category.
In 2021, she participated in the ViuTV variety show “Battle of the Throne” and won the 1st runner up.
Drummer/educator Shi Xu is the Executive Director as well as the Deputy Director of the Teaching and Research Department of the Shanghai Percussion Association. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Shandong Percussion Academy.
Since graduating from the Queen’s College of Music with a master’s degree in jazz drum performance, he has been invited to participate in teaching demonstrations and performances throughout China— appearing on the same stage with masters such as Dom Famularo, Lucas Van Merwijk, Ian Forman and Antonio Hart.
Shi Xu remains active on the jazz scene in Shanghai and Beijing and has collaborated with JQ Withcomb, Alec Haavik, Toby Mak, Danny Zanker, Antonio Aximenes, Brain Hurley, Li Xiaochuan, Jian Yi, Zhu Mang, Xue Yue, Zhang Xiongguan, Gao Taihang, Xiao He , Bao Junrui, Zeng Hao, Tian Xin and other famous jazz musicians as well as pop musicians Gong Ziqi, Jin Shengquan, Li Xiangzhe and others.
Shi Xu oftens performs at the Shanghai Jazz club, Wooden Box and other clubs. He has performed at the Shanghai Jazz Festival, Shanghai Jazz Spring Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival and other major music festivals. He has also served as a judge for the Shanghai National Percussion Competition and the Xiamen International Percussion Competition.
He has toured the country with Richard Sussman, professor of jazz piano at the Manhattan School of Music, founded Time Factory, serving as the leader and arranger, and his band won the first place in the first jazz master band competition held by Music China.
Most recently, Shi Xu formed his own jazz trio, the “Shi Xu Trio” and won the first place in the professional group of the Xiamen Percussion International Competition. He also served on the editorial board for the Shanghai Percussion Association’s electronic drum test course and jazz drum test course.
Shi Xu endorses Paiste, Promark, Evans and EFnote Drums
Hong Kong drummer Fingfing Ngan Yan Yong is currently the drummer of the bands “Call Back ASAP” and “Sex On The Beat”. Self-taught and drumming since childhood, she was the runner-up on the “Best Pop Chart” and the top drummer of “Battle Of The Throne” in the ViuTV Drumming Competition. She has more than 10 years of experience and has participated in more than 100 performances in Hong Kong and overseas, including: “Midi Music Festival”, “Metro Hit Awards Show”, “Musiksommer Music Festival in Munich, Germany” and “Drumout Girls-Taipei Station”.
Known for her linear drumming style— and a rising star in the Hong Kong music scene— her IG and YouTube videos have exceeded one million views.
香港女鼓手 Fingfing Ngan 顏泳，現任樂隊及唱片專輯鼓手。自年幼就開始打鼓，現為全職樂手及創作人，擔任「未能接通」樂隊及「Sex on the Beat」音樂組合鼓手，部份歌曲登上「903專業推介」及榮登「新城勁爆流行榜」獲得亞軍歌，ViuTV 鼓樂比賽「擊戰」鼓手，擁有超過10年演出經驗，參與超過約100場香港及海外演出經驗，包括：「迷笛音樂節」、「新城勁爆頒獎禮」開幕表演、「德國慕尼黑 Musiksommer音樂節」、「Drumout Girls-台北站」……被譽為香港年輕性感女鼓手，IG及YOUTUBE影片超過百萬點擊，擅長線性打法（linear) 。
AN Yu, famous musician, drummer of Mandarin, young Chinese drummer and educator, is now a director of Shanghai Percussion Association, deputy head of Shanghai Youth Percussion Orchestra, director of IPEA Percussion Association, and a member of the judging panel of National Youth Percussion Competition.
In 2013, AN Yu became the first spokesperson of Japanese YAMAHA drum-set in China. In 2015, he endorsed Canadian SABIAN Cymbals and American REMO drum head. In 2016, he became the spokesperson of Promark Drumstick.
At the age of 8, AN Yu began to learn drums at Nine Beats and has studied with Mr. LI Hongyu for ten years. In 2013, he was admitted to the Department of Modern Instrumental Music and Percussion of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, majored in popular percussion. He was taught by Professor YANG Ruwen, Mr. Chris and Mr. CHU Weiming. In 2018, AN Yu was admitted to the Royal Conservatory of Music, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to pursue his master’s degree in jazz.
For many years, AN Yu has been a guest of the Shanghai and Beijing International Music Exhibition to demonstrate for a number of world-famous musical instrument brands. He has been frequently invited to perform in international drummer festivals and major jazz festivals all over the country, and has shared the stage with Jojo Mayer, Akira Jimbo, Dom Famularo, Virgil Donati and others, and has been recognized and praised by numerous domestic and foreign masters. He has taken part in Pihuang Project of Shanghai Culture and Art Festival, and has been invited to shows and workshops in India, the U.K., Australia and others for many times.
Qi Wei, 25, is one of China’s most popular and talented young drummers. She is the winner of the 2019 “Hit Like A Girl China” competition. She likes to play multiple styles of music, but her favorites are pop, rock and metal.
Qi Wei recently graduated from Wuhan Conservatory of Music and is a featured performer in “Our Band” on Jiangsu Satellite TV. In addition to participating in many music festivals and performances, this up-and-coming drummer is currently performing at “Direction Orchestra”. Her goal is to continue to develop her drumming skills as well as her career as a professional recording studio and touring musician.
Frank Perry is a drummer, educator and clinician. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Five Towns College, a Masters Degree from Stony Brook University and is a New York State certified music teacher. He has studied with Charlie Perry, Mike Sorrentino, Tommy Campbell, Mike Lauren and John Miceli and currently studies with Dom Famularo, Stephane Chamberland and Craig Blundell. Frank has played, performed and recorded drums for over 30 years as well as taught countless students. Over the last decade he has worked closely with Drumming’s Global Ambassador Dom Famularo to help him bring his passion for drumming to the world.
When people ask me how I got started on the drums I always go through the same process in my head of trying to find memories of early an Emily Moon tearing through a kitchen and banging on pots and pans. That’s not how it played out for me though. To be honest, I can’t even remember picking up sticks. Drums have always been apart of me from before I can remember. Growing up, being a famous drummer wasn’t an aspiration of mine.
I played percussion in the school band and was never forced by my parents to practice – I just did because I enjoyed it. I joined my high school’s drumline becoming the only girl on snare, went to drum camp and won best snare drummer. It was all very normal to me, like this is just what people do. I didn’t sit behind a drum kit until I was 15 years old but already had all of the chops, technique and coordination from marching band – which I soon quit after feeling the energy of what a full kit had to offer and what jamming with friends felt like. From then on I was in bands.
Sure I grew up listening to the classics – AC/DC, Zeppelin, Queen, etc. – but those drum heroes didn’t inspire me until later on in my drum career. My inspiration came from within. I’ve always been a woman of few words but finally drums gave me something to say and I could say it LOUD. That is when drums became serious for me.
In 2016, I moved from my hometown Houston, TX to Atlanta, GA with only what I could fit into my truck – drums and clothes. Once settled, I reluctantly put an ad up on Craigslist looking for other musicians to play with and to my surprise ended up finding and joining the mischievous Starbenders. The sound we make is an alchemic blend of androgynous rock and roll power with stuck in your brain pop. Starbenders are the catalyst of my drum career. It’s with them that I truly felt my drumming style come to light. I get to exorcise my demons beating the shit out of the drums and have moments where I tap into more expressive playing.
A drummer since the age of 7, today Peiying Li is one of the top drummers in China. Her unique ability to authentically blend traditional Chinese music with popular Western genres makes her the perfect representative of modern drumming on multiple continents.
She graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2015. After graduation, she went to study in the United States and became the first Chinese musician to graduate from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute with a Master’s degree. In 2019, she obtained her second Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Also in 2019, Peiying was one of the winners of the Hit Like A Girl International Drum Contest and she performed at Sweetwater Gear Fest as the representative of the contest. After returning to China, she participated a Music TV show called ‘Me to Us’ and caught the eyes of the judges and the audience. This led to many appearances on popular TV shows.
Over the years, Peiying has worked with many Grammy Award-winning musicians, such as Dave Holland, Gary Burton, Danilo Pérez and George Garzone. Besides performing, Peiying has also devoted herself to drum education. In recent years, she has hosted numerous drum clinics, festivals and master classes and has been invited to be the judge a variety of drum competitions in China and around the world.
Peiying endorses the British Drum Co. and Meinl Cymbals.
Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. An intense performer, Dom is one of the most respected solo drum artists in the world, with a career built solely upon his unique skills as a drummer, educator, author and motivational speaker.
He has presented master classes and clinics around the globe in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Columbia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Russia, Israel, Serbia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Costa Rica, Honduras, Puerto Rico, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Canary Islands and South Africa.
He has directed and emceed major drumming expos around the world, and has been one of drumming’s most sought-after private instructors for over 40 years. Students regularly fly in from around the globe for intensive study with Dom…currently teaching over 1,000 students from over 20 countries at his WizDOM Drumshed studio in NY. A major player in the percussion industry, Dom acts as Education consultant for Sabian Cymbals, Promark Sticks, Mapex Drums, Evans Drumheads, Hudson Music Publications, Wizdom Media for whom he oversees programs worldwide.
Currently Dom continues to travel intensively while working on several drum educational products as well as his series of motivational books.