He is a few pictures from the first Drum Master Class at the Hive Rooms.If you would like details of the next one, please email me. Thanks again to Aaron for giving up his day off while on tour with John Mayer. He got a great sound out of my old 1960s Ludwig kit. Thanks also to Russ Gleason, Graham Russell and Pete Cranham and his team at The Hive Rooms.
Looking forward to The Aaron Sterling Drum Master Class on 12th October at The Hive Rooms. This event is SOLD OUT, but contact me if you are interested in future clinics. Aaron will be performing for us before playing the O2 Arena on the 13th and 14th with John Mayer.
I am now teaching on Tuesdays at The Hive Rooms studios in Horley. This is a new a exciting studio complex with three rehearsal rooms and a recording studio. To be followed soon by three more rehearsal rooms, a second recording studio and a live performance space.www.thehiverooms.com
Keyboard player and MD John Maul is working on an educational project aimed at music students looking to make a career out of the Music Business . It will include helpful articles and informal interviews with professional musicians, giving candid advice on how to be a musician and survive as one.To kick off, he has uploaded two interviews. Drummer – Barry Cook and Sax player – Jon Shennoy. Just click on the link below and press ‘play’.
Two of the brass section from Jools Holland’s band were raving to me about Gilson’s new Cambridge drum set.I was intrigued, so I contacted Bob their Sales Director and he popped over with some snares for me to try.The quality of construction is second to none and they sound amazing.Bob lent me this 4.5” beech shell snare. I took it into my show, Five Guys Named Moe and it sounded great.Here’s a quick video recorded with a Shure 57 on top and two overheads. Check out their website www.cambridgedrums.co.uk
WARNING: Our new trailer contains dangerous levels of delicious soul, on the money moves and an atmosphere that ZINGS! But that’s nothin’ compared to seein’ it live at the Marble Arch Theatre! Five Guys Named Moe – the 5 star musical.
We have lost two incredible drum teachers recently, and two people who have been big influences in my career.
Jim Blackley wrote many books including Syncopated Rolls for the Modern Drummer. I was lucky enough to spend two days with him when I toured Canada about 15 years ago.
Bob Armstrong was my teacher for many years. He was the go to teacher the majority of Pro players for many years. When I first went to see him I’d been playing professionally for several years, I came away from my first lesson realising I didn’t know the first thing about technique. He opened my eyes to so much. When I saw him earlier this year we promised to get together for a cup of tea, unfortunately it was not to be.
There is a tribute to him on 17th September with many of his old pupils playing. Tickets from PMT Music Romford.