Tag Archives: drumming

It’s Official: Drumming IS Good for Your Health

I recently read a BBC news article which links drumming to improved health although an obvious response is “It may be good for your health but what about your ears?” Bear with me for the next 5 minutes. Over recent … Continue reading

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Drumming Workshops

After working in the Pharmaceutical Industry (in clinical research) for more than 18 years, I decided to take redundancy, change direction and set up my own company. One of my passions is music.  So, I thought, what better than to use my love … Continue reading

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Aches, Breaks & Keeping Time

The great thing about playing in a band (or even just playing a musical instrument) is the sense of fulfilment you get from learning something new or playing something well.  Anyone who plays in a band will know that some … Continue reading

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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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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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Return to the Studio

It’s Thursday and we’re travelling 200 miles for a return to ICC Studios in Eastbourne to record a new album. Looking from this side is always exciting: potential, passion, intensity, critical appraisal, exhaustion, late nights, The Compton Lounge, making new friends, renewing … Continue reading

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