Sakae Artist: Simon Merry

Simon Merry is an independent drummer from the U.K. and is currently touring and playing drums for Rick Astley who recently had a UK number 1 album.

Over the last 20 years he has had the pleasure of working with artists such as George Michael, ABC, Natalie Imbruglia, Boy George, Go West, Bananarama, Belinda Carlisle, Chicane and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Simon also works as a session player in London's West End and has played on many shows. He also has had success as a songwriter and written dance hits for many artists.

"Sakae drums are really something special; for what I do the Almighty Birch kit is second to none. The sound and look of these drums is simply stunning."

Simon Merry

Simon's Set-Up

Almighty Birch Series

The legendary Birch sound -- with a staggered ply construction -- that has been a top studio choice for years!

  • Raider finish
  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 7 Tom
  • 14 x 12 Floor tom
  • 16 x 13 Floor tom
  • 14 x 5.5 snare

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