Natal Drums

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Natal Drums
Drum & Percussion
Industrymusical instruments
Founded1965; 53 years ago (1965)
FounderAlan Sharp
HeadquartersBletchley, England, United Kingdom
Productsdrums, drum hardware
OwnerMarshall Amplification
ParentMarshall Amplification

Natal Drums (in past known as Natal Percussion Company) is an English drum and hardware manufacturing company based in Bletchley, England, United Kingdom.

In 2010 was purchased by Marshall Amplification.[1]

Natal had great success in the late 1960s thanks to its revolutionary fiberglass congas that was used by bands like Santana, T. Rex, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple and The Rolling Stones.[2]

The name is a portmanteau of the first names of the company founder and his wife, NATalie and ALan.


  • Andy Treacey
  • Ash Soan
  • Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Brian Downey[3]
  • Cass Browne
  • Charlie Morgan
  • Chris Turner
  • Claudia "Killer" Lippmann
  • Daniel Chantrey
  • Daniel Schild
  • Darrin Mooney
  • Dhani Mansworth
  • DJ Bonebrake
  • Gary Walmsley
  • Ian Matthews
  • Jack Stephens
  • Jamiel Blake
  • Jano Rix
  • Julien Audigier
  • Louise Bartle
  • Martin "Frosty" Beedle (Cutting Crew, Lifesigns)
  • Martin Ranscombe
  • Matt Brobin
  • Matt Donnelly
  • Mohktar Samba
  • Nate Arling
  • Nick Kilroe
  • Pascal Bianco
  • Paul Hose
  • Raymond Hearne
  • Richard Kensington
  • Ritch Battersby
  • Russell Gilbrook
  • Sean Moore
  • Steve Grantley
  • Sudha Kheterpal
  • Swiss Chris


  1. ^ "Sponsor - Natal Drums". Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ "History of Natal". Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Featured Natal artists". Retrieved 26 March 2012.

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