Drum duo set sights on international stardom

Two young drummers from Halifax have beaten all odds and been crowned winners of an international music competition.

Jack Mosley, 20, and Dillon Harrison, ten, will record at the London Metropolis music studio which has past hosted the likes of Queen, Adele and Rihanna, following the win.

Monthly winners of the Drumoff. TV competition Dillon Harrison, 10, and Jack Mosley.

Monthly winners of the Drumoff. TV competition Dillon Harrison, 10, and Jack Mosley.

The pair both entered the online drumming competition ‘DrumOff TV’ which allows people from around the world to enter by submitting a video of themselves playing the drums, each month.

Jack claimed the prize for the month of June while Dillon went on to win in July.

“It’s amazing that in an international competition two of the 12 winners have originated from Halifax,” said their drumming teacher, Jack Nicholson.

Winner Jack, of Savile Park, has been playing the drums for six years and has an audition for the Berklee College of Music in America in February.

The Leeds Met university student said: “It feels amazing. It will be nice to get a good quality recording done. It’s just something good to put on my CV that I’ve recorded at that studio.

Little Dillon, of Luddenden Foot, said his friends at Luddendenfoot Academy were impressed: “They think it’s so cool to win a competition and get a trip to London,” he said.

Dillon has been drumming for four years and recently achieved a whopping 93 per cent in his Grade 7 drum exam.

The London recording takes place this Sunday, October 27.