Evan is drumming up music success

A youngster is celebrating after achieving success in a top regional music competition.

Sunday, 25th December 2016, 7:30 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:30 pm
Evan Adamson who won Yamaha's 'future beat' competition for young drummers.

Evan Adamson, from South Beach, Blyth, has been playing the drums for three years under the tuition of Geoff Hutchinson, a Newcastle University teacher who lives in Blyth and seen nine of his pupils secure places at the prestigious Berkley School of Music in Boston, America.

Geoff entered Evan – a pupil at Valley Gardens Middle School in Whitley Bay – into Yamaha’s Future Beat countrywide search for a young drummer.

Entrants had to be no older than 18 and Evan – who was the youngest entrant taking part – beat more than 130 people to reach the final.

Evan’s delighted father Chris said: “This was Evan’s first competition, which he absolutely loved.

“He won a Yamaha drum pedal for reaching the final ten for the region.”