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LIMS - London International Music Show, June 11 - 14, 2009

The London International Music show (LIMS) is back for its second year at the ExCeL exhibition centre, London Docklands, June 11th to 14th 2009. The all encompassing music show is the biggest of its kind in the UK and incorporates four exhibitions including Drummer Live and London Guitar Show, Unplugged and Sound Recording Technology.
Featuring rock stars, an exhibition many music instrument brand names and a host of exciting seminars and activities, the show targets a broad public: Professional to amateur, classical to heavy metal, student to teacher. Over the four days, the show offers hands on experience to try, hear and see everything to do with making, recording and listening to music.
With a 3000 capacity arena, top artists confirmed to play the show include master Guitar Virtuoso Steve Vai who brings his Alien Guitar Secrets master class to the show, Grammy award winning guitarist Albert Lee, UK guitar legend Phil Hilborne with his band featuring Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain. There will also be the critically acclaimed band, Swans in Flight with special guest bass players Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) and the King of Metal funk, TM Stevens (James Brown,The Pretenders), plus the final of Guitar Idol.
The line-up of drummers includes Nick D’Virgilio (Tears for Fears), Jamiroquai ‘s top drumming and Percussion duo, Derrick McKenzie and Sola Akingbola, Prince’s drummer and bass player, Josh & Cora Coleman-Dunham, Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie), Steve Smith (Journey/ Vital Information) and Iron Maiden’s Nicko Brain together with leading multi-percussionist Pete Lockett (Jeff Beck/ Robert Plant/Peter Gabriel).
Music For Youth - who organise a nationwide series of festivals and concerts - are hosting the UK's greatest festival of music learning on June 12th at the show, called MFY Friday, where over a thousand piece band will premiere a new piece of music conducted by composer Tim Steiner at the BiG GiG.
There will be a lot of seminars and workshops covering the whole range of composing, recording, producing nad playing music.
The exhibition features state-of-the-art equipment to dream instruments, acoustic to digital, recording to stage equipment, software to sheet music and educational courses to accessories.

New products at LIMS 2009:

- Third generation of Sennheiser's evolution wireless technology
- DPA's MI microphones make their LIMS debut
- Adam Hall to launch LD Premium series
- Rising Blackstar Series One all-tube amps
- 25th Anniversary models by Music Man
- Matching speakers for Orange's Terror Bass
- Taylor Guitars to introduce semi-hollowbodies T3 and T3B
- Alvarez guitars to be showcased by new UK distributor
- Dual Terror amp by Orange offers more versatility
- Gear4music introduces the PL-400 digital piano
LIMS June 11 2009
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