Well, here we are ...and it's about time I hear you chant ! My first Youtube drum upload is Ballroom Blitz by Sweet. I've always loved the drumming of Mick Tucker and so it tied in nicely that some of my students are doing this as well.It's not an instructional vid by any means but hopefully it'll point people in the right direction.
I know my long running students have been amused by my promises of superior comfort and facilities at my unfinished studio......BUT.....when it is......very soon.......I will be offering a new option and that is have a drum lesson with a friend ! The advantages are that you don't feel so inadequate when you both can't do something, you both learn from eachother and you get it CHEAPER !! HURRAH ! How much cheaper I hear you ask ? Well, you'll get an hour for the price of a 1/2 hour. An hour for 15 squid.Keep your eyes peeled for when I launch this....I may be able to do groups of 3 but watch this space !
Yes, Yes, Yes......the studio is finally taking shape...the walls are up... almost... and the end is in sight...well, my sight at least. Soon the neighbours will no longer have to be understanding, there will be blissfull silence on the outside and a thunderous storm within !! The studio will provide a larger area and more comfort but wwe will however lose the sea views and visitations from Squirrel, the dog and Kasmin and Chop Chop the cats.
As most of you are aware I spend some of my time actually playing the drums as well as teaching them !! I'm off the next couple of weekends, both times with Rory Gallagher band tribute "Sinnerboy" We're playing a Dutch festival in Wijk aan Zee on Friday and then at the Rock cafe in Zaandam on Sunday.Lessons as normal in the week then I'm off to bonny Scotland the following weekend to play in Prestwick and Kinross. Apologies to all who's had their lessons rescheduled....but I'm doing it for you.......Ha !!
Thank you to all my students for putting up with my studio being out of commission while I have the builders in. It will all be worth it with a more comfortable and higher spec bit of space. I was hoping to have it all finished by Christmas but as with all building work it seems its going to take a little longer.
Now, as all my students know they have to put up with me disappearing regularly in the year due to my touring and recording commitments.
Upcoming dates I will be absent are :
3/10/12 - 6/10/12 (Ireland dates)
11/10/12 - 13/10/12 (UK dates)
26/10/12 - 28/10/12 (European dates)
9/11/12 - Bolton
16/11/12 - Aylesbury
24/11/12 Liverpool cavern Rory Gallagher tribute night
These are all with Sinnerboy (Rory Gallagher tribute)
You're all welcome to come along ...full details on website www.sinnerboy.co.uk.
I will always do my best to reschedule lessons..apologies in advance for any upsets