Sean Moore's signed Natal 65 "Together Stronger" Drum Kit
During September 2017, Sean Moore, drummer for the Manic Street Preachers will be embarking on his second trek in as many years. Sean admits that he has caught the ‘trekking bug’; this time his love of trekking will take him to the country of Peru.
He will be passing along a rarely used Inca highway and completing the trek at the lost city of Machu Picchu, Peru’s most famous Inca ruin. Sean will be camping and walking up to 14,000ft. The proceeds of the sponsors / donations for this trip will be donated entirely to the Velindre Cancer Care charity, providing essential funds to assist them in continuing to provide exceptional care and support to cancer patients and their families.
In addition to his trek, Sean has especially requested that one of his Natal drum kits be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Velindre charity.
We are pleased, therefore, to present for auction Sean’s Natal Arcadia Jazz Drum kit in sought after Red Oyster wrap finish. The kit is constructed entirely of birch shells and features the following Jazz spec drum sizes;
18” x 14” Bass drum.
14” x 12” Floor tom.
12” x 8” Rack tom.
14” x 5.5” Snare drum.
Nicknamed the ‘65 kit’ due to being specially made by Natal in honour of the percussion company’s year of creation, in 1965.
This exact kit and with its red oyster wrap finish were personally requested by Sean for use during two Welsh football themed performances with the Manic Street Preachers in the summer of 2016.
The kit was played live to a TV audience of millions on BBC1’s ‘The One Show’ on the evening of 2nd June, 2016, with the band performing the song ‘Together / Stronger’ an anthem written by the band as a gesture to the Welsh football team for their outstanding performance qualifying for the Euro 2016 football tournament.
The kit was also used during a live performance especially for the entire Wales FA Football team and staff at The Vale Hotel on the outskirts of Cardiff at a send off gala dinner prior to what turned out to be a very successful performance at the Euro 2016 football tournament. The likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allan along with Team Manager Chris Coleman were all in attendance.
Six tracks were played during this evening by the band including hits Motorcycle Emptiness, If You Tolerate This… and Design For Life, with Sean using this very Natal drum kit.
The winning bidder must be able to arrange collection of this item from Velindre Cancer Centre, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 2TL.