"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 -
Now living and working back in his hometown of London, Neill's teaching and performingprofile covers every corner of the SA Music Industry and beyond.
Positions include Director and Principal of the DrumLab SA group of training studios,house band member for the popular Idols TV series 1-6, Shell Road to Fame & JerrySpringer's Saturday Night Band.
Neill was the drummer for Southern Africa's most iconic band, Mango Groove andplayed recording & live dates with many international artists such as Johnny Glegg, MiCasa & Lira, as well as numerous Orchestral, Corporate, TV and Radio commercial engagements.
Neill has undertaken international tours to Germany, Italy, France, USA, Australia andNew Zealand, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and the United Kingdom withthe likes of the Soweto String Quartet at the Royal Festival Hall, top SA/USA vocalist,Joseph Clarke, The JHB Male Voice Choir US Tour and Mango Groove at the HammersmithApollo in 2015.
Amongst other notable engagements, Neill was invited along with three other musicalluminaries to perform at the Moscow Conservatory and the Gdansk Jazz Festival alongsidethe John McLaughlin group, as well as representing South Africa with MangoGroove at the historical hand-over of Hong Kong back to China.
Recent London include engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra, CMS anda cutting-edge corporate band including Luke Smith (George Michael) & Kevan Frost (Boy George).