Melbourne's Interactive Percussionist


David Kirsner – known by his stage name as “Dekdrum” collaborates with a DJ, performs live on percussion and bongos. He wows his audience as an MC and creates hype with his guests. He shows passion with his infectious and positive energy on the drums.


Dekdrum’s set-up, features two striking professional conga drums, bongos and African drums. He also plays an array of other hand percussion instruments such as tambourines along with drums from different cultures.


As a top percussionist, Dekdrum provides a passionate and unique musical experience that creates a lively and enjoyable atmosphere. Dekdrum welcomes guests to join him on his drums and teaches them fun rhythms that keep the energy high. Dekdrum has attained some great rhythms over 9 years of corporate and wedding celebrations and strives to get guests dancing to the beat of the drums!


Dekdrum’s show appeals to all ages, as rhythm is inherent in all of us and because drums elevate our moods. Dekdrum believes that no one should miss out on the jam.


Dekdrum covers a number of styles from current hits, house, R&B, Latino, soul, funk, to 60s, 70s and 80s.


Dekdrum is well-versed in world of music genres. He recreates multicultural experiences as part of his show. He plays ethnic rhythms on traditional instruments including the darabuca and toumperleki. He is able to even get the older generation up when he plays familiar tunes without the need of a whole band.

“David created such a great atmosphere and he got the night going when he invited us onto the dance floor. I really liked how he taught me how to play some rhythms and had us dancing all night.” Jonathan and Sofi Dewet – wedding client.


The Dekdrum experience has guests join him on dance floor for some beats. Dekdrum is highly visual and interactive and moves amongst the crowd, creating excitement and showing his passion.


As music journalist Ed Nimmervoll puts it: ‘Dekdrum. It is what it says – the grooves generated by a disco deck together with the energy and excitement of a live percussionist - the ultimate dance floor combination’.


Recent Career highlights include:

Spring Racing Cup Carnival Marquee @ Flemington Racecourse for Johnnie Walker.

Official after-parties / performances for:

  • Justin Timberlake Tour

  • Official Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony Party, Melbourne

  • Pitbull Tour After Party

  • On stage with Ying Yang Twins (USA)

  • Performed on the same lineup as Juan Luis Guerra and Nejo and Dalmati (Latin America #1 charting artists)

  •  Alongside DJ Nabs (USA - Michael Jackson Official DJ)

  • Australia VS India Test Match entertainment - MCG

  • The largest Zumbathon® in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Dance Dynamics with Cosentino (International Magician & 2004 Dancing With The Stars Runner Up)

  • Vodaphone, Ehiad Stadium and Melbourne Town Hall for Israeli Independence Day events.


  • Corporate events including for Worksafe Victoria, Commonwealth Bank, Forever New and Hyundai, Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC), QV Melbourne, Myer, Melbourne Hyatt, Crown Casino, RACV Club, Cotton On, Melbourne City Council, Arts Victoria, Federation Square


  • Weddings at venues including Luminaire, Stones, Carousel, Langham, Park Hyatt, Maia, Thornberry Theatre, Waterfront Venues, Tatra, Luxor, Bram Leigh, Red Scooter, Mon Bijou, Café VU at Heide, Showtime Events, Ripponlea Estate, Fenix, San Remo Ballroom, Crown Palladium, Plaza Ballroom at The Regent Theatre, The Point and The Park.

  • Moomba Festival – Televised Parade and Culture stage with Jaspora in front of 10,000 plus TV audience.

 Annual New Years Eve celebrations (performing to up to 10,000 people) venues in and around Melbourne.


Dekdrum has performed at top nightclubs including

  • Trak Showroom and Nightclub

  • Crown Casino (residency at Fusion, Co., Groove Bar and Club 23),

  • CQ, Marrakech, Little Red Pocket, Fabrique, Bond, Tryst, Alumbra, La Di Da, Copa Cabana, The Luwow, The Bluestone (BAL), Wah Wah Lounge, The Ivy (SYD), RMH, Famous (PHU), Full Moon Party (THAI) boat cruises and special events.

  • Holi – Indian Festival of Colors – performing to 1500 people

Dekdrum. It is what it says. The grooves generated by a disco deck together with the energy and excitement of a live percussionist. The ultimate dance floor combination.

- Ed Nimmervoll – renowned music journalist

© 2017 Dekdrum

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