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Dining with Paicey

Ian Paice with owners of his signature kit; image courtesy of Music Radar

Front Row: Ian Paice and Ian Wright (DrumWright owner). Back row left to right: Chris Wright, Ryan Dobson, Julian Parkes, Ronny Grinstein, Mark and Christine Norman, Vance Withers.

A year ago Pearl Drums in cooperation with Ian Paice and his local drum store DrumWright produced a very limited edition signature drum kit. Grand total of 12 kits were available and each came with a promise of an invitation to a private dinner with Paicey himself. Music Radar reports that five lucky fans made it to Oxfordshire for the dinner, with another one been invited to a meet’n’greet when Deep Purple played in Sydney, Australia.

Ronny Grindstein travelled to the dinner from Norway. “For me, this is a 35 year dream come true”, he said.

Julian Parkes travelled to the dinner from Chester. “It was an incredibly enjoyable evening. I am sure I am not the only attendee who will cherish the memory for ever.”

Thanks to Music Radar for the info.

4 Comments to “Dining with Paicey”:

  1. 1
    AndreA says:

    I’ve got the ticket for the next 21 of july! here in milano

  2. 2
    MacGregor says:

    What a wonderful experience for those devoted fans of Ian Paice, a memory to cherish for one & all, excellent story. Not to mention owning one of those drum kits, sheeeesh!

  3. 3
    Henrik says:

    Paice is the greatest rockdrummer, ever. He swings and is vey steady in his playing AND he plays w/ a light touch. I just don’ t understand the reason for switching to Pearl.

  4. 4
    cyclone says:

    Lucky dogs!

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