THE ROYAL LIFE GUARDS
We were all enlisted in the Royal Lifeguard, where we played drums for the Queen.
In the summer of 2010 we created the group, Copenhagen Drummers.
A group of enthusiastic, drum playing badasses, created from the passion to discover all aspects of drumming!
The foundation for Copenhagen Drummers was built during our time as constables in the Royal Lifeguard’s Drum Corp. A world full of traditions and history. With a very routine weekly schedule and guidelines for how to play the drums in the guard, we had a need to express all the crazy ideas and thoughts about how drumming could also be performed. It was with those thoughts that Copenhagen Drummers was formed, an environment where the ideas and unique thoughts of how drumming could be made more fun and entertaining was encouraged.
In 2010, the Copenhagen Drummers had the spotlight for the first time, when they made their name in Denmark by winning Talent 2010 through the display of their unique approach to drumming!
In 2013 we shared the stage with Emmelie De Forest in the National Danish Song Contest and were right there with Emmelie De Forest as we took the world by storm when we won Eurovision 2013 and put Denmark on the world map with a fantastic performance!
We have performed more than 1,000 shows both nationally and internationally (France, Germany, India, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Turkey, Thailand, Albania, Switzerland, Netherlands, Egypt, Saudi Arabia etc.). We have opened conferences and parties for some of the country’s biggest companies such as Mærsk, Grundfos, Novo Nordisk, Dong Energi, Lego, and many more.
Precision and discipline play crucial roles in the show and with passion and curiousness we give the audience a performance that combines traditional drum styles with unconventional tools, and the show is spiced up with a certain energy and enthusiasm that other shows cannot compete with! With unique show features within the sound, lighting, and visual effects we give the audience a once in a lifetime experience!
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NATIONAL DANISH SONG CONTEST 2013.
Morten and Jacob sat down early on with the team behind Only Teardrops with Emmelie De Forest as the lead. With full trust in Copenhagen Drummers, we got the responsibility of playing the drums and choreographing for the big performance.
Singing, drums, choreography, radiation and of course an amazing audience made it possible for Only Teardrops to win the National Danish Song Contest 2013.
Due to rules restricting the amount of people allowed on stage, only Morten and Jacob were a part of the performance.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, 2013
With the immense pressure for a Danish win, the team brought Only Teardrops to Malmø, Sweden to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
With little, but important changes in the choreography, Copenhagen Drummers was ready. There was an outstanding amount of pressure on Morten and Jacob, and it was a fantastic experience to be on stage in front of 170 million TV-watchers from all of Europe.
We won Eurovision Song Contest 2013 before all the votes were counted, and success became reality. The reactions have been overwhelming, and we are still very thankful for the huge experience and support we have received.
THE BEST - LES MEILLEURS ARTISTES, PARIS
Talents’ talent show!
We were invited to France to participate in a TV competition, where we competed against 60 other participants, who are previous winners from talent shows around the world. We happily brought home 2nd place!
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2014, THE BIG FINAL SHOW
After the big success at Eurovision Song Contest 2013, we were excited to stand on the big international stage again, now with all of Copenhagen Drummers. This time on home field in Copenhagen, and of course with Emmelie De Forest.
We got full control of drum choreography, and it was spectacular, when we got to play Emmelie De Forest’s song, Rainmaker, in water up to our hips. It was an indescribable experience to stand on Danish grounds and play at the world largest music competition.
COPENHAGEN DRUMMERS - LIVE IN CONCERT 2014
After four years of hard work developing Copenhagen Drummers, the dream of having our own show finally became reality. We are ready with a 75-minute show, where we for the first time can invite people into our world of drums, colors, energy, and effects.
COPENHAGEN DRUMMERS IN COLLABORATION WITH KRÆFTENS BEKÆMPELSE (Danish Cancer Society)
We were honored to be able to be a part of the official TV-commercial for Kræftens Bekæmpelse’s Landsindsamling 2011 (fight cancer national donation event 2011).
Even before the victory in Talent 2010, Lars Lilholt had contacted us, inviting us to be a part of his summer tour. We happily accepted the invitation and played 35 shows around Denmark at some of the various festivals. It was such a success that we decided to do it all over again next year.
2 summers we will never forget!
We travelled to France with the Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed. He was performing in the famous competition, Bocuse D’or, where the best chefs in the world compete against each other. We played our drums while Rasmus Kofoed presented his incredible creations. A huge experience, where we hopefully were able to draw a few votes in Rasmus’ favor with our music.
Rasmus Kofoed won the competition. Congratulations.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN HANDBALL
In collaboration with a number of Denmark’s best musical artists, we were asked to compose and perform at the opening and closing ceremony of the European Championship in Women’s Handball.
The show was performed on live TV in front of millions of people around the world.
WINNERS OF "DENMARK'S GOT TALENT"
An unforgettable Experience!
Multiple months of hard work was rewarded when we were named winners of Talent 2010. The show was over, and we were looking forward to showing Denmark, Europe, and the rest of the world, what we stood for!
Thank you so much to everyone that voted for us.
COPENHAGEN DRUMMERS FEAT. KASPER NYEMANN – JEG ER DIN
Our first single became an experiment with body percussion, as we wanted to create a different sound. The track was created with help from Søren Mikkelsen from Medley Studio. The vocals were delivered by Kasper Nyemann and Jon Nørgaard.
JEG ER DIN became #3 on iTunes.
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Our first 60-minute live show was performed in an inferno in India’s capital city, Mumbai, with 12,000 screaming audience members.
Mumbai received an experience they had never seen before, and the reactions were indescribable.
3 SOLD OUT SHOWS IN COPENHAGEN
In the Easter break of 2015, we opened the doors to our drumming world. This time on home field in DR Koncerthuset’s Studie 2 in Copenhagen. This resulted in two sold out concerts and one extra concert. We are truly grateful for this overwhelming support!
We wrapped up 2015 by playing at DR’s Big Christmas Show.
It was a pleasure to stand on stage in DR’s beautiful concert hall and play ”The Little Drummer Boy” with the danish singer Al-Fadl, swedish Olof, and DR’s orchestra.
We were proud of being able to present our first Denmark tour!
ELEMENTS TOUR was a live concert with a duration of 75 minutes, where we brought the audience into our fantasy filled universe. A universe that was created out of our creativity and passion for music and choreography. With energy, ferocity, and humor, as well as elements such as fire, water, soil and air, it was something everyone could relate to. The interaction with lights and sound created a unique atmosphere, that give the feeling of being a part of this universe and history, which was told.
ELEMENTS TOUR 2015 consisted of 12 concerts in Danish venues.
After overwhelming success with the launch of ELEMENTS TOUR back in 2016, we were ready for another round.
In the spring of 2017 we played at 13 venues, where most showed ”Few tickets left” or ”Sold out”. We rounded 20,000 sold tickets to our concerts. Thank you!
We got invited to a Drumline event hosted by a local music school in Kalundborg Musisk Skole Kalundborg.
Here were teaching about 70 drum students from music schools in Kalundborg, Holbæk, and Slagelse.
It is always a pleasure to pass on some of our techniques and feel the students’ engagement!
Off to Alexandria in Egypt where we played at the Backstreet Festival.
A local multicultural festival with more international artists in the program.
We packed up the drums and flew to Londonderry in Northern Ireland, where we were the head liner at The Walled City Tattoo festival, which took place over two days.
After over a year of hard work, we are insanely proud to present our new 90 minute show LIGHTS ON.
In 2018, the LIGHTS ON caravan visited 27 venues in Denmark, and both reviewers and audiences received wonderfully well our show with words such as ’energetic, rousing, surprising, fabulous, and impressive’ used to describe it.
Denmark celebrated H.K.H. Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday on May 27, 2018, and we were there!
It was big experience to stand on stage in a full Royal Arena, when we played for the opening of the birthday celebration, which was broadcasted on national television.
In correlation with the Heart Association’s National Collection, we entertained at the big collection show, Heart Gala, which was shown on TV2 CHARLIE.
The Danish people gathered a record-breaking amount of money for the Heart Association, and we got to play the drums on a wrecked car on live TV. All in all a fantastic day.
At the end of August, we played two shows in the Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championship at Peblinge Lake in the middle of Copenhagen.
2019 started off with shows for A.P. Møller Mærsk, Novo Nordisk, McDonald’s, and Reitan Convenience Denmark (7-Eleven), which has included opening an award show, dinnershows, and providing entertainment at conferences.
In 2020, we will celebrate our 10-year anniversary. In correlation to that, we are ready with our new and updated drum show, which will be a giant celebration of our anniversary on our most comprehensive Denmark tour to this date.
INFO & TICKETS HERE.
SWOOP FREESTYLE IN SAUDI ARABIA
Swoop Freestyle invited us to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, where we played two shows in correlation with the Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championship.
New single and music video out 09.06.2019.
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DJ ALIGATOR FEAT. COPENHAGEN DRUMMERS - BANG THAT DRUM
New single and music video out 06.05.2020 in cooperation with DJ Aligator.
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