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Musicmaker are delighted to welcome Anika Nilles to Dublin for her very first appearance here in Ireland. Anika will take to the stage in Whelan’s main room for a full Drum Clinic, demonstrating tips, techniques and her approach to the drumming craft. She will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We’re also excited to announce that Anika’s band will also be performing tracks off of their brilliant new album “Pilikar” on the night.

Tickets on sale next Friday March 24th, 9am.


Anika is a drummer and songwriter based in Germany. Her first EP, called “Alter Ego“, was written, recorded and released in 2014.

Anika’s music can be classified as a mixture of Pop/Rock/ Fusion, but the most important element in her music is always ‘the groove’! Her use of the drum set as an expressive instrument rather than just a rhythm keeper allows for some extravagant playing without stealing the focus away from the music. Anika’s playing style is distinguished by her strong groove, her finesse in technique and her unique sound.

This was well received with her world tour in 2015 as she travelled trough Europe, USA and China to share her music with the world, a tour which included performances at both PASIC and the London Drum Show towards the end of 2015. Well known in the drum community Anika won the Modern Drummer Readers Poll for “up and coming Artist” as well as #1 “Rising Star” in DRUM! Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016 she busied herself, among other things, with authoring publications for various esteemed drumming journals in the UK, USA and Germany.

During the same year, Anika and her trusted producer Joachim Schneiss put a lot of passion into producing her debut album called “Pikalar”. The fruit of this journey is a 10 track album which will be released in spring 2017. Together with Anika on drums “Pikalar” also features the talents of many great musicians, each bringing and adding a unique flavour to the album. Anika has brought a handful of these musicians together to form her band “Nevell”, which can be seen performing her music live on stage with her.

In 2017 Meinl Cymbals released a signature Cymbal, the 18” “Deep Hat” in collaboration with Anika. Besides that she’s endorsing Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Evans Drumheads, Tama Drums, Beyerdynamic Microphones, Slapklatz Damper, Tunerfish Lug locks.



€16 available online from or at Musicmaker, 29 Exchequer St, D2

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


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