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Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher, Embrace's Mike Heaton and more join Porter & Davies artist roster

Laura  Barnes
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher, Embrace's Mike Heaton and more join Porter & Davies artist roster

Silent tactile monitoring systems maker Porter & Davies has welcomed a whole host of new musicians to its rapidly growing roster.

Musicians from many different disciplines are choosing to use the BC2, BC2rm, Gigster, TT6 Equipped throne, and the recently launched new KT Platform, on tour.

The firm revealed that Ben Thatcher, one half of the multi award-winning band Royal Blood is “delighted” with his new TT6 Equipped Throne. Martin Chambers, drummer with one of the UK’s most enduring rock bands, The Pretenders, is “equally overjoyed” with his TT6 Equipped Throne top with Roc N Soc backrest. His tech, Justin Welch said: “Everyone is really happy, mostly Martin’.

Mike Heaton of Embrace has just been using his TT6 Equipped saddle throne as they supported the recent Coldplay tour. “The throne worked really well. Very, very happy with it and being able to have the bass through it has eliminated the need for a sub,” said Heaton.
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Karl Oluf Wennerberg, drummer with the newly reunited A-ha, will be using his TT6 to celebrate that band’s thirtieth anniversary with a new album and world tour.

Long time Porter & Davies supporters John Tempesta (Helmet, The Cult, White Zombie), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), and David Palmer (Rod Stewart) are also discovering the benefits of the TT6.

Other new drummers using the Porter & Davies thrones and engines are Tony Royster Jr with pop princess Katy Perry, Denny Fongheiser accompanying Heart lead singer and co-founder Ann Wilson, and Kris Gustofson, longtime member of metal band Trauma.

Joining them are Christopher Williams of German heavy metal band Accept, Vinnie May of Irish Indie rock band Kodaline, Dominic Greensmith of Reef, and Rob Green of legendary indie rock band Toploader, who also released a new album this year.

Blossom’s keyboard player Myles Kellock is another new endorsee. He has recently taken delivery of a KT Concert Platform, following in the footsteps of drummer Joe Donovan who already has a Gigster and BC2rm.

Other keyboardists finding the KT Platform indispensable are Robbie Bronnimann, longtime collaborator of Howard Jones, James Wyatt with rising star Lianne La Havas, John Beckford alongside one of Britain’s biggest recording stars, soul singer Billy Ocean, and Manu van Os playing with Dutch rock band Racoon. Dead & Company, a band consisting of Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mick Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, have also just purchased a KT Platform.

“And it’s not just drummers and keyboardists,” said Porter & Davies. “Cello player Adrian Oxall of Oysterband finds the BC2 invaluable as does bass player Erik Rademakers (on KT Platform) who plays with Belgian singer/songwriter Selah Sue.”

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