Sakae Artist: Davie Ryan

Davie has extensive experience both nationally and internationally as a touring and recording musician in a range of diverse genres including, pop, jazz, folk, rock, world and traditional music. Acts that he works with on a regular basis include The Hard Ground, The Niall McCabe Band, Jack O’ Rourke, Notify, Cormac McCarthy's Cottage Evolution, The Paul Dunlea Group, John Blek, Karen Underwood, Marlene Enright and Súp Jazz Trio.

He has wide-ranging expertise as a recording artist and has worked with many renowned studio producers, including Grammy award winning Jay Joyce (Tragedy/Tragedy Studios, Nashville), Ciaran Byrne (Cauldron Studios, Dublin), Christian Best (Monique Studios, Cork) and John Fitzgerald (Lettercullum Studios, West Cork). He is also Senior Drum Tutor at the CIT Academy of Popular Music.

"Since the first day I sat behind a Sakae Trilogy kit, I have been hooked! They have the perfect blend of vintage and modern sound, which I love – they are exactly the drums for me. The 3-ply shells give the perfect marriage of resonance and tone and I'm honoured to be playing them."

Davie Ryan

Davie's Set-Up

Trilogy Series

Proprietary Maple/Poplar/Maple 3-ply shells with 4-ply North American Maple reinforcement rings.

  • Sky Blue Pearl finish
  • 22 x 14 Bass drum
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 16 x 16 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 snare

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