AAA6021 Rigid Cymbal Vault

on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Rigid Cymbal Case

AAA6021 Rigid Cymbal Vault

We are very excited to announce the launch of our A6021 Deluxe Rigid Cymbal Vault.  We have used all our knowledge and craftsmanship to design, what we believe to be, the finest ever cymbal case.

Compromise was out of the question when specifying this new case, which takes cymbal storage and transportation to another level. The new deluxe cymbal vault has been designed using Protection Racket’s Triple AAA - Access All Area – All Accidents Averted drum case technology. This means the case has a super tough, impact resistant, polycarbonate frame, which is fully rigid but very lightweight, weighing in at only 4Kg/ 8.8lb. Internally, Protection Racket have made liberal use of the Rocket FoamandPropile™ fleece linings making sure cymbals will now travel in style.

Cassell The Beatmaker launches "In The Making"

on Monday, 08 May 2017.

Cassell The Beatmaker launches "In The Making"

Team Protection Racket’s Ivor Novello award winning music producer, song writer & drummer Cassell The Beatmaker has launched ‘In The Making’, an artist development scheme designed to help unsigned musicians take control of their career.

Cassell and his experienced team will be offering support and guidance on all aspects of the music industry designed to further develop the prospects and career of the artist whilst guiding them to greater success.

The ITM scheme includes song writing sessions, music production, recordings, branding, image consultancy, social media management, promotional videos and funding campaigns.

Two artists who have already benefited from ITM are Deacon and Josh Barry. Both artists are part of the scheme and recently entered an emerging talent competition hosted by Glastonbury Festival. Out of 5,000 entrants, both artists reached the final of nine acts, with Josh Barry declared the winner by a panel of judges, going on to receive a cheque of £5,000 as well as receiving a slot on one of Glastonbury's main stages this coming June.


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Miles "Milo" Pascall

on Thursday, 19 March 2015.

New Facebook artist page from Milo

Miles "Milo" Pascall

If you get 5 mins please check out TeamProtection Rackets Miles Pascall new Facebook Page. Milo (to his friends) is currently drumming for the deliciously talented Mila Falls.

You can also catch Milo on the 25th March at Bell Percussion in London where he will be opening for Aaron Spears on his drum clinic tour, check out Bell’s website for further info.

Milo’s Facebook page here:-

Protection Racket in Iceland

on Tuesday, 05 May 2015.

How they sell Protection Racket in Iceland

Protection Racket in Iceland

So, this is how they sell Protection Racket in Iceland.  

Thanks to Team Protection Rackets Kristinn (Kiddi) Agnarsson who plays with the incredible John Grant and up & coming Icelandic singer song writer Ásgeir Trausti.  Also, a huge shout out to the guys stocking Protection Racket in Iceland: Tonastodin Drum Store.  Check them out on Facebook @

Steve Barney new Anastacia Album

on Monday, 19 December 2016.

Steve's Pro Racket touring essentials

Steve Barney new Anastacia Album

Anastacia 's live album, "A4App" is OUT NOW! - featuring Protection Racket endorsee, Steve Barney on drums 

Steve says: "Playing live has always felt like "home" & Protection Racket cases are an essential part of transporting my drums from city to city/country to country. I'm super proud to have contributed to Anastacia's 2016 tour & this live album" 

 Barney's tour essentials:

• Protection Racket drum cases 

• Protection Racket deluxe jumbo stick case 

• Protection Racket cabin trolley case

• Protection Racket AAA 80 ltr suitcase 

• Protection Racket wash bag 

Recorded during 2016 's 'Ultimate Collection Tour' - the album features songs fans voted for at each show (via the Anastacia app) giving them an opportunity to choose from an alternative list of songs - album tracks, B sides & rarities (many of which "A" had never performed live before).

While the tour set list was predominantly a "Greatest Hits" celebration, the songs on this album reflect a special part of the show & direct connection with her audience. 


Bailey Cassell (The School Of Rock) Protection Rackets newest & youngest artist!

on Thursday, 08 December 2016.

Like Father, like son

Bailey Cassell (The School Of Rock) Protection Rackets newest & youngest artist!

Bailey is part of the cast of young musicians in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new West End musical 'School of Rock'. Already receiving rave reviews at the New London Theatre, Bailey is one of three teams of drummers to play the part of Freddie over the next six months.

Also known as CassellBeats, Bailey is the son of Team Protection Racket’s Richard Cassell, aka Cassell The Beatmaker.  Cass is one the of the UK’s most accomplished and in demand drummers & producers.  Known for his work with Plan B, The Streets & Akala to name but 3.  Cass has an Ivor Novello award for his work with Plan B.

Keep an eye on Bailey; surely it is only a matter of time before this extremely talented musician/actor has one of his own, or maybe an Oscar even!

Welcome to the Family Bailey.

Discover more about Bailey and School of Rock The Musical:

PR Mouse Mats

on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Protection Racket Mouse Mats

PR Mouse Mats

Coming soon for all you Racketeers out there that love all things Protection Racket.  Got a computer, got a laptop, got a mouse?  Then you need one of these in your life.  Protection Racket PR Logo shaped Mouse Mats.  One size fits all :-) If you don't have a mouse, they also make for great coasters/beer mats!

Keep an eye on the website and we will anounce when they are available.  

Cheers Deano

Tim Downes Hall & The Roving Crows

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017.

Tim Downes Hall & The Roving Crows

Some great news in from Team PR's Tim Downes Hall of the incredible Roving Crows.  

Celtic folk fusion’s Roving Crows have just been announced as International Artist of the Year at the Australian Music Awards:

‘Great party music – I love this band’ - Paul O’Grady, BBC Radio 2

‘Really individual Celtic folk rock group’ - Mike Harding

‘The next folk supergroup in waiting’ -

The band are delighted to announce that as well as receiving the prestigious international award they have also been invited to next year’s awards in Australia as honoured guests. This, on top of a plethora of fantastic reviews following the release of their album ‘Bury me Naked’ last month.

Ben Stone Drum Cam

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015.

The Drummers Perspective

Ben Stone Drum Cam

Team Protection Racket's Ben Stone has a wicked YouTube page showing Drum cam footage from his live gigs with Tom Jones, Mike & The Mechanics, Roachford. 

Check out the link below for some great drumming from the drummers perspective.  

Cheers Deano

Have your cake & eat it with Protection Racket

on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Brett Stepto 40th Birthday PR Cake

Have your cake & eat it with Protection Racket

Brett plays drums for Even 9 a brilliant 3 piece band based here in Cornwall, it was Brett's 40th earlier this month :-) Brett's wife Emma had this amazing cake made for Brett by the very clever people at The Cake Hole in Pool in Cornwall :-) 

Brett, you're a very lucky man, a brilliant wife, a brilliant drummer in a brilliant band using brilliant cases to transport your drums....

...having your cake & eating it :-) Deano X

PR5032 30" Hardware Bag

on Friday, 27 March 2015.

30" x 11" x 7" Hardware Bag

PR5032 30" Hardware Bag

A new compact & bijou hardware bag for your favourite hardware.  30” long x 11” wide x  7” high with a 19” long x 9” wide x 2” deep zipped pocket on lid.

Coffin style lid for full opening and easy entry and exit of your hardware with 2 x internal straps to hold everything down in transit.

3 x carrying handles on top and base of case and at one end with a fully padded and adjustable shoulder strap. 

Hardwearing PVC diamond material at the base of the case to protect in transit.

The perfect hardware case for your favourite pieces of hardware or your only case if you have a small set up.  Will comfortably transport 1 x hi-hat stand and 3 booms stands.

Spike Smith Drum Channel

on Monday, 20 April 2015.

Spike Smith You Tube Drum Channel

Spike Smith Drum Channel

Just had news in from long term Protection Racket fan & endorsee Spike T smith about his newly set up You Tube channel where he has recorded a cross section of drum play throughs' ranging from Buddy Rich to No Means No to The Prodigy as well as a selection of his own tunes..

Spike has played with the likes of Morrissey, The Damned, Killing joke, New York dolls & many others so it's well worth having a look. He'll also be including live cams from his forthcoming U.S dates with Conflict & studio footage & promo videos that he has recently recorded with reformed Punk Metallers Sacrilege.