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Terri Lyne Carrington – Drum Workshop

Monday 22nd May 3:30pm Symphony Hall Café Bar, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Level 3 Foyer, B1 2EA Internationally renowned drummer, composer and multiple Grammy award winner Terri Lyne Carrington leads a drum workshop following her performance at Birmingham’s Town Hall with Mosaic Project. We’re offering the chance to watch two exclusive workshops for free. Taking place

By | 2017-05-09T21:40:00+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Terri Lyne Carrington – Drum Workshop

Steve Gadd – Behind The Drummer (2011)

Around 1986 I had tickets to see Steve Gadd play a drum clinic at a venue called “Blazers” near Windsor but Steve, who was still in his forties, had to pull out after having a blood clot. I was so disappointed, not because I was not going to have the chance to see one of

By | 2017-05-03T15:39:34+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Steve Gadd – Behind The Drummer (2011)

Donati and Lang Headline DW Show Tour

DW Drums Sponsors First-Ever, Live-On-Stage Dual Performance from Technical Titans Superstar drummers, Virgil Donati (Alan Holdsworth/Planet X) and Thomas Lang(Paul Gilbert/stOrk) will headline the “DW TV Show” tour. Sponsored by DW Drums, the 7-city tour of Australia, Japan and the Philippines will also include an appearance at the Sydney Drum & Percussion Show. The DW TV Show marks the first-ever

By | 2017-05-07T10:48:31+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on Donati and Lang Headline DW Show Tour

Canadian-based Dream Cymbals To Introduce ‘TriHat’ Hi-hats To The U.K. On 12th May.

The launch day takes place at authorised U.K. Dream retailers and includes store appearances and TriHat demonstrations by U.K. rostered Dream artists, such as Adam Gammage who currently plays for BBC Music ‘Sound Of 2017’ nominee Tom Grennan. The Dream TriHat has been designed to redefine how drummers think about Hi-hats. Of all the cymbals

By | 2017-04-20T19:23:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on Canadian-based Dream Cymbals To Introduce ‘TriHat’ Hi-hats To The U.K. On 12th May.

Keith Moon

Editors Note – its not often that one gets to read and edit an article written about a well known historical figure, let alone a well known historical drumming figure, written by someone who actually knew them well. Such is this Groovers and Shakers article – Bob Henrit was a contemporary of Keith Moon, and

By | 2017-04-20T11:52:17+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Groovers and Shakers|Comments Off on Keith Moon

Mark Guiliana

If we look at drummers out there today, we see lots of fast guys, tons of ‘choppy’ guys and some tasty groovers, but when was really the last time you saw a new exciting drummer? A drummer want to listen to as closely as you can, to not miss any idea, any little detail or

By | 2017-05-05T15:02:04+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Mark Guiliana

Billy Cobham

I do know Billy Cobham, having toured with him in 1971 when Argent supported Mahavishnu Orchestra on what was probably their first American tour. This was at a time when they were at their frightening best and nobody really wanted to tour with them(!). Nothing about Mahavishnu was usual, but one of the most unusual

By | 2017-04-20T12:00:06+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Categories: Groovers and Shakers|Comments Off on Billy Cobham

Jojo Mayer

  “Astonishing and emotionally powerful…” Brian Eno. Born in Switzerland and brought up all over the world, Jojo Mayer was always exposed to a wide range of musical and cultural influences. His father, being a bass player himself, awoke his interest in music and introduced him to jazz. Years later, curiosity and wanting to strive

By | 2017-05-05T15:13:32+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Jojo Mayer

Roy C Knapp

Quite a few of the drummers I’ve been writing about in G&S have one thing in common – Roy C Knapp. He isn’t famous for playing with anyone famous – unless of course you know the names of the ‘proper’ orchestras in which he played drums and tuned percussion in any of the 17 theatres

By | 2017-04-20T22:17:20+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: Groovers and Shakers|Comments Off on Roy C Knapp

Thomas Lang

I remember very clearly standing in the front row at the Music Messe in Frankfurt as a little boy, absolutely mesmerised by the flying hands and feet of Thomas Lang. The speed, precision and independence was simply mind-blowing. But there is much more to Thomas Lang than just the ‘Drum-inator’ we know from his solo

By | 2017-05-05T15:35:32+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Thomas Lang
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