Colin Jones – Circa Waves
Colin Jones of Liverpool’s Indie Rockers Circa Waves is using our Generators on the toms and Sterling on the snare. Circa Wavesare having a massive year, hot on the heels of the release of their second album Different Creatures, the singles Wake Up and Fire That Burns are heavily featured on Radio One playlists. Circa Waves have a busy summer ahead and are appearing at Glastonbury in June.
Pete Salisbury – The Verve/ Charlatans
Code drum heads sound great for live gigs and just as good in the studio.
Ross Jarman – The Cribs
Finally some UK based drum heads that can compete with the quality and sound of other drum head manufacturers around the world.
Stewart Baxter – Life
After years of recording and touring in various bands and studio session work, Stewart currently plays drums with Hull DIY Indie/Punk band LIFE. Championed by BBC Radio 1 and playlisted on 6BBC 6 Music, LIFE played to over 30,000 people supporting SLAVES on their 2016 european tour. Now on the brink of their debut album release 2017 will see the band hit SxSW showcases, tour the UK, play Maida Vale and hit most of the UK’s best summer festivals. Code Skins have been used throughout this journey
For a hard working DIY musician, Code drum skins are both affordable and reliable.. From touring Europe to recording our debut album, Code have never let me down. Sound engineers and producers have had nothing but praise for the tone of my kit.. I am always proud to say my skins are made by CODE
Math Priest – Dodgy/The Icicle Works
I thought, hang on if he’s giving me free drum skins then they’re gonna be rubbish. But they actually turned out to be as good as the big, well known brands that I was using before. Also what’s ace is as they are a new UK company, they’re getting better and developing all the time.
Richard Walker – Alvarez Kings
Over the years I’ve tried every drum head company but it wasn’t until I discovered Code that I finally found heads that can take the beating I give my drums and still sound amazing after 10 plus shows. I would definitely recommend you to put these heads on your drums.
Rob Allen – Augustines
What can I say about Code Heads. They are extremely durable, and I should know. I’ve played a hell of a lot of shows and they’ve outlasted and out performed any other brand I’ve used. They stay in tune superbly. I once travelled from London to Madrid by bus, literally after arriving, I walked on to the stage with my drums and the heads didn’t even need to be tuned!! I couldn’t believe it. The most important thing, is they sound fantastic. The different ranges Code offer suit any situation, studio or live and offer the versatility any drummer would need. Try them- You’ll be blown away!
Mike Heaton – Embrace
I loved the skins so much I became a partner in the business! Great heads at great prices. It just makes sense.
Phil Beaver – Inglorious
I’ve been playing drums for 20 years now so I’ve been though many different drum heads. Code heads are well made, durable and sound every bit as good as other leading brands.
Tommy Davidson – Pulled Apart By Horses
I’ve been working with Code for a while now and I’m really into what the guys are doing. I find their heads give a full, open and resonant sound whilst maintaining a focussed, consistent attack with just the right amount of sustain. They tune really nicely and don’t require much, if any dampening. I play pretty hard and I’ve found these heads are extremely durable and last really well. Thanks for the support Code and thanks for offering a great alternative to the industry fat cats!
Scott Ottaway – The Searchers
Don Johnson – A Certain Ratio
Code Drum heads are one of the most even toned and durable heads On the market today. They deliver a punch with clarity that is optimum both in the studio and live. All Code drum heads across the range seat well on my vintage and modern kits and unlike traditional heads they don’t need any additional pressure applied to the head when tuning… YOU DON’T HAVE TO CRACK THE CODE!™
Tristan Long – The Tornados
Tim Brown – Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash
Code heads, great value, loads of sound choices, well made and consistent and they sound amazing. What more do you need….?
Dave Anderson – The South
Code Drumheads are a real game changer…Great sounding, great product ranges and great customer service…All at a fraction of the price of other drumhead companies.
Steve Gibson – Norman Beaker Blues Band
Sometimes a new drum product comes along that makes you question your choices. Code drum heads did that for me and I wasn’t disappointed Durability, quality control, and great support. All you have to do is try them.
Lloyd Tuton – Fronteers
“Easy to tune, really durable and sound great for a big drum sound. Thanks Code!
Mark Whiteside –Evil Blizzard
Nigel Durham, former drummer for SAXON & MORPHEUS RISING
After hearing lots of good things about Code Drum Heads it was an obvious choice. MORPHEUS RISING are recording their 3rd album and are signed to Cherry Red Records.
Richie Burns drums for Paul Da Vinci, the original voice of The Rubettes’ ‘Sugar Baby love’. Richie has been playing for many years and has played all styles of music from Pop to 60s, 70s, Jazz and Big band.
Richie has worked as a dep drummer for Mr Acker Bilk And Kenny Ball and his Jazz Men.
Richie rates Code as great drum heads that are easy to fit and tune.
Dan Whitfield – She Makes War
Code drum heads are amazing! They are such high quality and sound great. I’m hooked!
Dan Whitfield is a London based Drummer, who is experienced in many musical genres and styles. He’s been playing from a young age and started out on the snare drum for a local marching band. He has been credited as being “a human metronome with bags of rock power and really tasteful fills and use of cymbals”.
Dan is currently drumming live and in the studio for Bristol based gloom-pop artist She Makes War. He has recently played on a live session for Marc Riley BBC 6 Music, dates supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre and New Model Army as well as numerous festivals and headline dates.
Dan’s most recent studio work can be heard on She Makes War’s “Disarm 15” EP.
Dan is currently rehearsing with some exciting new artists that are working towards a release in 2017.
Darren Crome – Giles Robson
After a recommendation I thought I’d try CODE heads, I’m glad I did. Seriously impressed! CODE seem to have all the right ingredients for Happy Drummers. Great service, quality and range. Fantastic sound and value for money. Thankyou CODE.
Darren J Crome was born in Nottinghamshire, England. Darren has come full circle with Giles Robson after recording drums on “For those who need the blues“, an album which is creating a stir in the UK and European blues scene, recorded one afternoon in February 2016. The band are looking forward to a busy schedule of festival appearances and shows across Europe and the UK. In 2015 Darren was asked to play a number of shows for Les Mckeown’s Legendary Bay City Rollers both abroad and in the UK.
Josh Willis – Love|Less
I’m very excited to be working with a company that put the extra care in. I feel like I’m a part of this rather than someone who just plays the product. All in all I’m massively impressed with everything CODE has done so far.
Josh currently play in Love|Less. He has been playing for about 10 years now he is both a recording and touring artist. He is based just out of London and have just got off a EU tour with Alesana (EU).
Karol Drea – Parliament Square
Since their formation in 2012 Parliament Square has impressed live on stage bringing together experienced players. Parliament Square’s debut release “Forest Fire”, recorded by Owen Lewis (Snow Patrol / REM) was featured on national radio (RTE 1, London XFM). The song “In My House” was featured on the Limerick City of Culture “Pigtown Fling”, produced by Noel Hogan (Cranberries). After supporting acts such as “The Waterboys” in the Big Top, “Hozier” & “Wyvern Lingo” in Dolans and performing at Indiependence 2016, Parliament Square will release their eponymous debut album on 6th October 2016 with an accompanying live performance in Dolans Warehouse, Limerick.
Simon Roe – Last Under The Sun, Police Bastard and Rubella Ballet
Simon has been playing drums since the age of 14. Originally playing rock and metal in the Birmingham music scene. He has completed an HND(Music Performance) at City College (Birmingham) and he later became involved in the Punk / Metal scene by playing with my current bands Last Under The Sun, Police Bastard and Rubella Ballet. All bands have regularly toured the UK and Europe and there will be more tours to follow in 2016 and 2017. Simon has played a number of high profile gigs supporting The Damned at The Forum and The Roundhouse. Rubella Ballet have headline dates booked for 2016 and will also be recording new material in the near future.
Steve Orchiton – Die No More
Steve plays for the emerging hard rock, thrash 4 piece band DIE NO MORE, Carlisle,Cumbria. He has enjoyed playing and performing with a host of bands over his 15 years of playing. Now, extensively gigging around the UK with dates including Belgium and Holland, his band are flying the flag high for rock and metal in the UK.
Tom Fenn – Torous
Code Drum Heads are the most reliable heads I’ve come across. I rely on a tight and powerful sound when behind the kit so the Generator range suits my style perfectly!
Torous are Celtic Hard Rock with a Metal edge, offer something different in the music climate of today. Known by many of their peers for their hard work ethic, the band have toured the UK several times since their inception, opening for acts such as Rival State, Evil Scarecrow and Diamond Head – they have a live show held to a high esteem: “Torous have impressed just about everyone when they play live… they are incredible” writes Maximum Volume Music.
Neal Hill – Skam
Code heads just make sense for the gigging drummer. They have real longevity and can handle a “shed builder” such as myself! They sound really punchy and are great when mic’d up.
Neal started drumming when he was 14, and has been playing hard rock ever since. He is currently the drummer for Leicester based hard rock band SKAM, but has also, in the past, worked contractually abroad and on cruise ships. He is a Music teacher at a local secondary school.
Chris Hampson – Sinnergod
Now and again a product surfaces that changes things for the better, in my opinion Code Drum Heads falls in that category.
These heads are durable, easy to tune and sound phenomenal either in a live scenario or in the studio.
I truly believe there is a new Sheriff in town.
Joe Lazarus – InHeaven
I came across Code heads whilst on tour with Circa Waves, as I was using Colin’s kit and was instantly impressed with them. I’ve been using the Generator clear skins myself on my toms and they’re absolutely perfect for my sound, plenty of tone and depth with excellent durability too.
James Basile – King No One
Code Drum Heads are a perfect mix between affordable and durable drum heads. They’re easy to tune and they sound great.
Joey Leyland – Faux Pas and Beth McCarthy
Undeniable tone. It’s refreshing to have great versatility, but not so many choices that
it becomes confusing. A brilliant choice, and at a competitive price to boot.