Years drumming: 25
Current gig/band: The Chebbs
Current setup: Spaun Custom
Maple Drums 10", 13", 16", 22" 14"x5.5" Snare. Meinl MB20, Soundcaster
and Gen-x Cymbals Tama Iron Cobra Pedals, Gibraltar 9000 hardware,
Vater sticks and Aquarian Heads.
Coolest bit of gear in the store: Odery Air
control system snare drum
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: Custom
moulded ear protection
Drumming influences: Stewart Copeland, Phil
Gould, Mark Breziki, Andy Gangadeen, Dave Weckl, Dom Howard and many
Most memorable drumming experience: Sound-checking
Mylious Johnson's Spaun kit at Wembley Arena for the Pink Tour
Future drumming ambitions: Improve as a drummer
Favourite album: The Police live: Syncronicity
My drumming style is: Solid and Dynamic
Drumming motto/maxim: Playing gigs is where you
learn your trade
Years drumming: 20...
but I've only just started.
Current gig/band: Sessions... anyone who'll
Current setup: DW collectors series 10",
12", 14", 16", 22" with various snares. Assortment of Zildjian Avedis,
A Custom and K custom and Sabian HH and AAX
Coolest bit of gear in the store: Toss up
between Moongel and Yamaha groove wedge
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: Vic
Firth SD9/Stick bag
Drumming influences: Steve Jordan, Will
Kennedy, Dave Garibaldi, Dan Needham, Jeff "Tain" Waits, Steve Gadd,
Clyde Stubblefield, Elvin Jones, Jojo Mayer, Alex Acuna, Joel Smith,
Teddy Campbell and Calvin Rogers.
Most memorable drumming experience:
Future drumming ambitions: To be content with
my playing and to learn to play congas.
Favourite album: There's too many to choose
My drumming style is: I try to be tasteful and
groove my socks off... whether it works is another point entirely.
Drumming motto/maxim: Let the music be your
guide, throw everything else away.
Years drumming: 11
Current gig/band: Damnas (thrash metal), Dirty
pop (pop/hip hop) and occasional covers dep
Current setup: Spaun Hybrid 10", 14", 16", 22"
with Ludwig 402, Walnut Black Panther and DW craviotto snares.
Zildjian, Paiste and Meinl Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks.
Coolest bit of gear in the store: Beatnik
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: My
Sonor Giant step double pedal
Drumming influences: Chris Pennie, Danny Carey,
Dave Lombardo, Billy Ashbaugh, Marco Minnemann, Vinnie Paul, Teddy
Campbell, Nisan Stewart and Dave Grohl
Most memorable drumming experience: Walking
into a random couple's wedding and playing a 3 hour set with guys I
didn't even know and then getting paid for it!
Future drumming ambitions: To play drums as a
Favourite album: Pantera - Vulgar Display of
My drumming style is: Thrashing yet Grooving
Drumming motto/maxim: You can never practice
Years drumming: 20
Current gig/band: Connections (Greek wedding
band) for 13 years
Current setup: Yamaha Maple 10", 12", 14", 16",
22" + Pearl Masters 14" Snare
DW 5000 single pedal and Paiste Cymbals
Coolest bit of gear in the store: It's all
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: Paiste
20" Signature Dark dry ride
Drumming influences: Steve Gadd, Michael Bland,
Most memorable drumming experience: I don't
really have one, every time I play is a new experience. I look forward
to every gig I do as my most memorable experience's yet to happen.
Future drumming ambitions: to play with Prince!
Favourite album: Too many to name!
My drumming style is: Dynamic
Drumming motto/maxim: Play good time.
Current gig/band: Dixie Covers band, various artists, DJ's and producers
Current setup: DW Collectors
|Coolest bit of gear in the store: Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 5.5
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: DW 9000 pedals
Musical influences: Max Roach, Tony Williams, Dennis Chambers, Kiko Freitas, Chris Dave, Billy Cobham, Manu Katché, Aaron Spears
Most memorable musical experience: None really...they've all been good!
Future ambitions: Loads...
Favourite album: At The Moment - The Memorials
My playing style is: Funk fusion, broken beat with a rock edge
Musical motto/maxim: If U think U have arrived U may as well give up
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Current gig/band: Joanovarc, Miss Vickery
Current setup: DW collectors Broken Glass 22"
10" 12" 14" 14" x 51/2" Orange County Denim Snare, Paiste 2002 Cymbals
bit of gear in the store: Meinl Leopard Skin Stick Bag ( I
Piece of kit you couldn't live without: My Cajon
Drumming influences: Aaron Comess, John Bonham,
Most memorable drumming experience: I could
write a book about my musical experiences but the most recent was
playing to a deaf biker club
Future drumming ambitions: To tour the US
Favourite album: Bad - Michael Jackson Cha-mon!
My drumming style is: Simple but solid
Drumming motto/maxim: Less is more (Musical