Neal Wilkinson



There is no doubt that Neal Wilkinson is one of the UK’s most respected players who has made his mark not only at home, but in the States as well. He stellar list of credits, for having both recorded and/or toured with, include: Van Morrison, Paul Carrack, Mike and the Mechanics, Ray Charles, Maceo Parker, Sir Paul McCartney, Westlife, Ronan Keating, Joan Armatrading, Veronique Sanson,Gil Evans, Michel Legrand and since 2008 he has been touring with James Morrison.

"When the result of our artistry attracts the greatness of a player such as Neal Wilkinson, there are no proper words to express our pride. Neal's musical accomplishments speak to his incredible talent, so knowing that his future endeavors will be on a Sakae kit going forward is very humbling. We are honored to welcome him into our artist family."

Eizo Nakata, 3rd Generation President, Sakae Drums

"I've been waiting to play these drums for a long time. The classic 3-ply shell with reinforcement rings has been heard for decades and is by far my favorite drum sound. Stylistically, they are perfect for any music, as they sound great at any tuning. Beautiful drums to play, hear and see."

Neal Wilkinson

In addition to studio and touring work, Neal has performed on movie scores for Elmer Bernstein, George Fenton, Jerry Hey, "X Factor" in London, "Friends" and "American Idol" in the US.

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