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Friday, July 19, 2013 - 15:59 PM

MEINL Cymbals welcomes Richard Spaven to its artist family

MEINL Cymbals is proud to announce that British drummer Richard Spaven is now an official Meinl Cymbals artist.
Richard Spaven is the drummer for Blue Note Records artist José James. The band is currently on a European and U.S. tour promoting their album ‘No Beginning No End’, with dates that include prestigious festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Other artists Richard has worked with include names like producer Flying Lotus, Guru, and Cinematic Orchestra, to name a few.

In June 2013 Richard visited the Meinl factory and headquarters and worked on choosing his personal cymbal set-up together with Meinl’s International A&R Manager Norbert Saemann. “After one day of cymbal testing we nailed down Richard’s set which includes our Byzance Dark, Extra Dry, and Vintage Series,” says Saemann. “Richard is a great cymbal player. He knows how to make them sound beautiful and use them in a very musical context. We make cymbals for drummers like Richard.

Check out Richard’s artist profile on and catch him live on tour with José James.