I’ve got the best job in the band: I hit things –
Sparkly gold cylinders with booming plastic heads and flat metal disks that explode with sizzling sound.
It’s great being a drummer in a fiddle-fronted band. We play so many different styles that it’s a constant challenge to remember the patterns and fills that make a song unique. Never a dull moment.
As a drummer I’m constantly comparing myself to You Tube exhibitionists and I come up short when it comes to flashy solos and technique. Fortunately Charlie Watts and Dave Mattacks have set the bar for ‘no nonsense’ time keeping, so if it’s good enough for them…
If you’re into drums then come and talk at the end of the gig. If I’ve got enough breath I’d like to chat to you!