Pandemonium + Four = #the road to Rio

During a summer of Brexit discord and terrorist attacks, it’s great to look forward to
the imminent opening of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the promise of the wildly
exciting Samba rhythms, colours and extravagant costumes Brazil is renowned for.
Rewind to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and my wonderful
memories as one of the Pandemonium Drummers* in the Industrial Revolution
section and also one of the marshals moving and grooving around the athletes. The
moves, the music from the ceremony and the amazing rhythms have all gradually
found their way into my weekly classes and I’m never short of inspiration being an
active drummer. This Olympic legacy continuously feeds my favourite element of
Medau Movement with its use of rhythm and rhythmics to influence and inspire
This positive spirit will be familiar to anyone who has ever been involved in a
collective creative project or organisation and that of course includes the wonderful
family of Medau Movement teachers, trainers and class members
With the Pandemonium Drummers, I’ve since gone on to perform at over 150 events,
including the FA and Champions League Cup Finals, London New Year’s Day
Parade, London Marathon and various community and charity festivals. Four years
ago I could not have dared to believe how my life would change and how my
inherent love of rhythm could be so elevated. It just proves that if the opportunity
arises to try for something you love, just go for it: it could change your life and open
up a whole new world. Seize the moment as I did and just go for it.
*Pandemonium drummers feature on a new charity single released on
27th July in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust
It celebrates the spirit and legacy of the games and is an anthem of unity, hope and
positivity. The track is dedicated to the late Stephen Sutton MBE, who performed with the drummers at Wembley Stadium in May 2013, fulfilling a bucket list goal, and made headlines around the world after raising millions for the charity.
The track is available now – full video and pre-order links:
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