Mike Dolbear at the Olympics

Mike in his control room at the Olympic Stadium

In October 2011 Mike was asked to coordinate, audition and teach the 1000 drummers for the London Olympics 2012 opening ceremony, an experience that he says was one of the highlights of his career.

" To coordinate that number of drummers and then play on what is reported to be the biggest TV audience of all time was a true honour and one that I will never forget".

On the 9th October Mike was invited onto the BBC Radio two "Richard Bacon and Zoe Ball show" to talk about teaching the 1000 olympic drummers.

This is a short clip from the 2 hour show: