From The Archive – Geoff Dugmore – 2016

  If after you've read this, you want to see an Instagram chat that Mike recently had with Geoff, click here...   If your CV includes names like Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Will Young, Ronan Keating, Richard Ashcroft, Demi Lovato, Killing Joke, Dido, Johnny Hallyday and Natalie Imbruglia - just to name a

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From The Archive – Bobby Graham

Bobby Graham His was the drumbeat behind two of the most famous rock riffs of all time. Bobby Graham was there at the dawn of Britpop, playing drums on The Kinks'' breakthrough singles, ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘All Day And All Of The Night’. And it speaks volumes that Ray Davies, lyrical and

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From The Archive – Gavin Harrison – 2015

  Its been a few years since I last had the chance to sit down and do an interview with Gavin. He has finally found time to record an album he's been planning for a very long time which is something a little different. If you are already a Porcupine Tree fan you might already

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One From The Archive – Benny Greb

  Photos courtesy of Gerhard Kühne http://www.gerhard-kuehne.de It was a quirky little solo album named ‘Grebfruit’, which involved only vocals and drums, that put Benny Greb on the map of the international drum scene - and he hasn’t left ever since. On the contrary, his tasty grooves, unique sound and passion for experimenting

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From The Archive – 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

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Dom Famularo

With a title like ‘Drumming’s Global Ambassador’, Dom Famularo doesn’t actually need an introduction anymore. Growing up on Long Island, New York, Famularo had the arguably greatest jazz scene in the world on his front porch - and with it, the godfathers of drumming. Hanging out backstage at Buddy Rich gigs and taking lessons from

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Ray Luzier

Born and raised on a farm outside Pittsburgh, Ray Luzier learned from a young age what hard work really means, but struggling with allergies forced him to withdraw from the farm work and spend more time in his room - with his drum kit. The rest is history… I sat down with Ray after his

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Camille Bigeault

Photo Keivane Fadavi Odd time signatures, polyrhythms and groove illusions are a whole crazy world within music, and due to the independence and patience required, most of us will only ever scratch the surface. Camille Bigeault found her passion in exactly this topic and sharing her ideas online not only earned her thousands

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Ben Thomas

Photo Dave Phillips Breaking through as a new artist can be tough enough, but making it from the first tour in a small van to the big stages of the world is an experience only a few session drummers will take part in. An exception is Ben Thomas. Hailing from Brighton, Ben has

By | 2019-10-28T16:05:35+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Categories: Interviews|Comments Off on Ben Thomas

Ali Richardson

Photo - Tom JD Armstrong Hailing from Glasgow, Metalcore band ‘Bleed From Within’ have been making waves on the UK Metal scene for almost 15 years - and while there are many incredible Metal drummers out there, few manage to approach the genre with the musicality of Ali Richardson. Growing up listening to

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