ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! I'm going out on a mini-tour with my old friend and colleague Pete Wylie and The Mighty Wah! To say I'm excited would be an understatement. See dates and venues below.
My friendship and musical journey with Pete goes back a long way. Back to the early 1980's. We recorded and toured together for the best part of two years.Do you remember the hit song "STORY OF THE BLUES"? One of many hits Pete Wylie and The Mighty Wah! had. If you don't know the songs check them out on Spotify or itunes. Tickets are selling fast so if you're interested then get on it.
WHAT I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING RECENTLY
This is a great book for learning your Big Band charts and ideas. It covers different genres of music and comes with a guide track with drums on and then a track of the same song without drums on for you to put your own take on it.
I had a fantastic night in Leeds with some of the UK's finest musicians.An incredible show. Look out for future shows. Amazing band 10 piece band playing the greatest hits of house music with live musicians and singers.
WHAT I HAVE BEEN READING RECENTLY
Set in the 1980's . The early days of computer games, complicated relationships and a love story. One of the best books I've read for quite a while.
WHAT I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO RECENTLY
Yours truly on drums on this Mighty Wah! album.
Released in 1984. I'm doing my homework and revision. Give it a good listen. Let me know your favourite songs.
FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as I'll be posting more from rehearsals and show preparations.
Famously known as "the Amen Break" from the 1969 song "Amen, Brother". One of the most sampled drum breaks in popular music. It only lasts 7 seconds on the song but it's 7 seconds of heaven and inspiration. The original drummer is Gregory Coleman. Try it out slowly at first and then build up the tempo to around 136bpm. Again, check out the original. Enjoy! See ya soon. Chris X