Category Archives: drumming

Happy Easter

Firstly Happy Easter to everyone who reads this column.  This is  as special time of year for me.  However, my celebrations were rather curtailed today by a young drummer and his percussionist friend who introduced a new concept to the word ‘crucifixion’!  … Continue reading

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One Big Sky

At last, after recording, mixing and mastering the first piece of evidence for our existence is released!  You may remember my blogs in February from ICC Studios in Eastbourne where we were recording the ‘albumette’.  Well One Big Sky officially … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio: Day 2

I sit here thinking about Lionel Ritchie’s song “All Night Long.”  It’s after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning and we’ve just finished for the day. Something really special is beginning to grow. Despite setbacks, the creative energy of five musicians … Continue reading

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Return to the Studio: Day 1

8:45a.m.  After a traditional breakfast at The Compton Lounge, our favourite local cafe its off to start the serious stuff .. laying down the tracks to the click.  Fortunately we managed to get in last night to set up and … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS?

Hi! May I wish you a very Happy Christmas … even if you don’t feel like it.  Chances are that if you’re reading this today you are looking for something to cheer you up.  Perhaps you feel alone, are separated … Continue reading

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Dynamic Drumming?

Running a drummer & percussionist’s information web site I get asked many questions, particularly about equipment, maintenance and how to choose the right gear.  One question I was asked recently was “How can I make my drumming more interesting?” Well, … Continue reading

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