Neill Ettridge


"I have played about every conceivable kit brand over the years, and nothing comes remotely close to the quality of build and sound of the Sonor SQ2 set."


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.

Most recently, Neill has established the very successful line of DrumLab training studios across Johannesburg aimed at aspirant & current professional drum students, many of whom have already gone on to make respected names for themselves in the music industry.

Neill plays the SONOR SQ2 Birds Eye Maple kit and is shortly to embark on a 2013 workshop series for SONOR in South Africa - playing on what he considers to be ''simply the best drum kit in the world'.


Mango Groove / Independent