The founder of charity project Disabled Drums UK is set to make an appearance at the London Drum Show this weekend.
Double amputee Allen Roberts, pictured, will be on the Natal stand at Olympia Conference Centre, along with supporter and fellow drummer Al Murray, giving demonstrations and advice to visitors.
Roberts, who also has hand deformities, works with
students of all ages at the charity, teaching according
to their physical abilities, from drumming
as a fun and therapeutic activity to developing motor
and co-ordination skills, to mobility and confidence.
“The only barrier that stops you from playing drums is yourself. If you want to do it, then you’ll do it,” he said. “If Hendrix had given up playing when he struggled with being left handed, instead of just turning the guitar upside down, then we’d never have known one of the greatest music talents of all time.”