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SONOR Artists in 2018 Slagwerkkrant (NL) Poll

Special congratulations go out to SONOR artists Wim de Vries for winning "Best Jazz Drummer Benelux" and Hans Eijkenaar for winning "Best Fusion / World Drummer Benelux". The awards were presented to the winners at this year's Adams Drumworld Festival in Ittervoort this past weekend, where a special lifetime achievement award was given to Amsterdam-based SONOR artist John Engels for over 60 years of drumming and contributing to the community. Here are the details:

"Fusion / World Drums Benelux"
Hans Eijkenaar (WINNER), René Creemers (2) 

"Jazz Drums Benelux"
Wim de Vries (WINNER), John Engels (4) 

"Jazz Drums Worldwide" 
Jeff "Tain" Watts (6)

"Drummer's Drummer Worldwide" 
Aaron Spears (5) 

"Drummer's Drummer Benelux" 
Hans Eijkenaar (5), Wim de Vries (7), René Creemers (9) 

"Rock / Dance / Funk Drums Worldwide" 
Aaron Spears (4) 

"Rock / Dance / Funk Drums Benelux" 
Hans Eijkenaar (4) 

"Hardrock / Metal Drums Worldwide" 
Nicko McBrain (2), Nick Barker (10) 

"Hardrock / Metal Drums Benelux"
Ed Warby (4) 

"Fusion / World Drums Worldwide" 
Benny Greb (5), Jojo Mayer (7), Steve Smith (8)


- Plus, our SQ1 and AQ2 Series were nominated in the category best acoustic drums, the 2018 One Of A Kind "Mango" and "Etimoe" in the best snare drum category. A huge THANK YOU to all voters!