Welcome to the Pandemonium Drummers!

Charitable amateur performance group of ordinary people doing extraordinary things:

Community events, parades, festivals, happenings, specatulars, stadium performances.
We started life as the Volunteer Drummers in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Big developments ahead in the coming months!

CHAMPION: Our first single in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Champion is out now - please buy download in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust!
Available on Amazon | Google Play | iTunes
Or search for 'Pandemonium Drummers' in your country's digital music store.

Exactly four years ago, the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony wowed the world, in particular the Pandemonium segment with the unforgettable soundtrack by Underworld and supplemented by 1,000 drummers - the birth of the Pandemonium Drummers!

If you weren't in the Olympic Stadium on that night, or in one of the dress rehearsals, you can only imagine how the sound of 1,000 drums must have felt - over 200,000 people can attest: It was earth-shaking and spine-tingling.

None of us could have expected that on that day, a group was formed that would continue to play: Strangers became friends, people who never drummed before became proficient performers, and the whole nation was presented with a reinvigorating idea to believe in.

Now, four years later, we are not just proud that we are still performing and volunteering, heading from stadium to festival to community celebration to sports event, we are now extremely excited to release our very first single:


Written by Pandemonium Drummer Denis Fernando, produced by Felix Buxton of Basement Jaxx, and supported by a wide variety of artists, volunteers and production creatives, this is a celebration of the London 2012 Games and their volunteers, as well as an anthem of unity, hope and positivity. 

That's why we teamed up with the Teenage Cancer Trust as beneficiaries. We became aware of their incredibly life-affirming work when one of their service users, Stephen Sutton MBE, fulfilled a bucket list item by drumming with us in front of a large crowd at the UEFA Champions League Final 2013 at Wembley Stadium.

We made Stephen our only Honorary Pandemonium Drummer to date, and remained in contact. Stephen's Story touched the world, and we were honoured to lead the cortege at his funeral in Lichfield, celebrating a most inspirational young man who spread hope and positivity in bucketloads.

Champion is dedicated to Stephen.

The Teenage Cancer Trust played an active role in the recording of the single through Melissa Cavanagh (BBC The Voice - Team George), Gina Maloney, and Lauren Ilsley.

Please buy the single at Amazon, Google, iTunes and other digital music outlets worldwide to support the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Get it on iTunes Get it on Google Play

Hashtag: #ChampionSong, Short link: http://championsong.uk

ABOUTPandemonium Drummers

The Pandemonium Drummers were originally put together by London 2012 Ceremonies for the Pandemonium segment of Danny Boyle's spectacular Olympic Opening Ceremony. Following the Ceremony, the volunteer drummers kept on performing at a variety of events.

Based on their extensive training, they performed at other Opening Ceremonies, including the UEFA Champions League Final 2013, the FA Cup Final 2014, and the Heineken Cup Final 2014, and at a variety of large and small festivals as well as sports and community events. The Pandemonium Drummers are a returning act in London's major parades, including the London New Years' Day Parade, St Patrick's Day Parade, and the Lord Mayor's Show, and they coined Cheer Drumming, supporting runners at major sports events across the capital and beyond. The Pandemonium Drummers have supported the Special Olympics, the Teenage Cancer Trust, and a wide range of other charities.

The Pandemonium Drummers are a constituted association with charitable aims, and are working on a non-profit basis as volunteers.

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