Dec
3
Sun
2017
Vintage Drum Day @ Drumattic
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
On this day Tristan is opening up his amazing collection of rare and vintage drums to let us see, play and learn all about the famous drum makes & manafacturers. He will take us from the early 1900’s to the 1980’s and explain all about this period that we call the real golden age of drums and drum making. 
He has vintage drums we can check out by Slingerland, Rogers, Ludwig, Ajax, Premier, Gretsch, Olympic, Boosey & Hawkes, Hayman and many, many more.
He is a fountain of drumming knowledge so feel free to ask him any questions you can think of!! 
Then, in the afternoon I will play on those drum sets using the styles and techniques that grew from the late 1800’s right up to the present day. Showing us how far we have come in developing a modern drumming approach, and how we have taken some of the great drumming traditions with us along the way….There will be something in those older styles I guarantee you will want to steal and include in your own playing!
The day is open to only a few drummers so if you are interested please let me or Tristan know ASAP. 
Details:
Location: Drumattic, Bath Old Road, Radstock BA3 3HA.
Day: Sunday the 3rd of December 2017
Timings: 10:30 – 4:30 
Price: £75.00
Email me or Tristan at: enquiries@drum-attic.co.uk
 
Jan
19
Fri
2018
Palace Drum Clinic – Robert Brian @ The Studio, Palace Theatre.
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

I am really looking forward to this drum clinic at The Palace Theatre in Redditch, it’ll be awesome to work again with Matthew Green and perform for the great group of drummers he has attending these events. I met Matt a few years ago at the Vintage Drum Show where I performed a tribute to Ringo Starr and did a drum masterclass and it’ll be great to work alongside him.

I’ll be talking about life as a session musician and showing you some useful tips that will improve your experience working in the studio. I have been working in that environment for the past 30 years and worked with some really great artists and producers/engineers, and I have picked up a lot of information from not just behind the drum set, but also from out front and what goes on all around it!

The great Matthew Green will be playing for you in the first half of the show and he is a fine drummer with some top tips to share with you. So, between Matt and myself the evening will be a drum filled info fest!!

***RAFFLE + CYMBAL GIVEAWAY!***
Each person attending the clinic will get a ‘free’ raffle ticket on entry where the prize is a NEW 16″ Bosphorus Crash Cymbal!!
The SECOND cymbal give away will be one from my personal collection that I used with Goldfrapp, Siouxsie, Simple Minds & Miles Kane to name a few . . .
To win my cymbal I would simply like one of you to come up with a drummer joke that I have never ever heard before!! 🙂
There will also be some other Bosphorus goodies and give aways throughout the evening.

I will have my complete Bosphorus Cymbals collection on hand for you to try out, so you can hear why these cymbals remain the cymbal of choice for me and millions of other drummers.

We will have Craig Fenney from Cympad International with us as well to talk about the products and he will probably have some goodies to give away!!!

The tickets are selling fast so check the link below and bag yourself a ticket, its going to be a great night, see you all there!!

Ticket info: http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/palace-drum-clinic-in-association-with-uk-national/

 

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Recording Session Drum Day Masterclass. @ Earthworm/Amber Studios
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Recording Session Drum Day Masterclass. @ Earthworm/Amber Studios | Swindon | England | United Kingdom

I along with Earthworm/Amber Studios in Swindon, invite you to sign up for a day course to learn all about drumming in the recording studio environment. It’s a one day course where you will learn everything from the mic’ing of the drum kit, microphone choices, room placement and understanding the complete recording chain, right through to the tuning of the drums, drum head/kit choice, charting for songs, working with clicks, working on your dynamics/musicality in the studio and much, much more..

All the information you’ll learn throughout the day will help you in a professional/remote studio session and will greatly improve your drumming & drum sound in the studio environment.

The course is £165 and is only open to 4 students at a time so the demand is very high, so please check the upcoming dates and email if you would like to book a space.

Booking now for: January the 27th 2018 – 10am to 6pm

* For booking info please email: studiodrumday@gmail.com

 

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Simon John’s Vintage Drum Show @ Standard Triumph Club
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

I am delighted to be attending this amazing drum show in October, not just as a performer but also as a vintage drum enthusiast! I shall be trying extra hard not to buy anything even though I know I’m going to be sooooo tempted!! Lol 

So, whether you are a collector or new to the whole vintage drum phenomenon, come along and see these amazing historical drum kits up close. I’ll be playing some choice vintage snares & kits on Saturday the 13th at 2pm, and talking about how I combine my own vintage gear with my modern DW set up.

See you there for a catch up and a beer!! 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Robert Brian Drum Masterclass – Planet Drum. @ The Crypt
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Brian Drum Masterclass - Planet Drum. @ The Crypt

Planet Drum invites you to a drum masterclass with UK session drummer Robert Brian.

Rob has been playing professional for 35 years and has worked with:Loreena McKennitt, Laura Pausini, Goldfrapp, Siouxsie Sioux, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, BlackBox, Andy Partridge/Colin Moulding XTC, Miles Kane, Hugh Cornwell, Herbie Flowers, Modern English, Clara Ponty, Jason Rebello, Coati Mundi, Innes Sibun and more.

Rob is currently on a world tour with Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt and has just won a Grammy with italian singer Laura Pausini, for her album ‘Fatti Sentire.’

Rob will be talking about his experiences in the studio & on the road and he’ll be sharing gems of information that he feels all working drummers should know. He will also give you plenty of exercises and patterns to take away, and you’ll get the chance to ask questions and hear Rob play studies from his upcoming educational package ‘Technique & Musicality’ Volume II.

For more info on Rob and his career: www.robertbrian.co.uk

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Palace Drum Clinic! @ The Palace Theatre,
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

This will be my second appearance at The Palace Drum Clinic and I am really looking forward to it!

My visit last year was a great experience and this years will be just as good I am sure. Last year I started with an opening solo and then 29 minutes later I stopped playing!!

This time I promise to do plenty of playing, but also demonstrate some things that you can take away and add into your drumming and your practice sessions. Matthew Green runs this fantastic drummers gathering and also plays at the clinics, demonstrating many drumming skills and techniques etc.

If you are looking at improving your drumming skills then get yourself a ticket and we’ll see you there!

Tickets available here: http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/palace-drum-clinic-february

 

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Loreena McKennitt – Odeon of Herodes Atticus @ Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Loreena McKennitt - Odeon of Herodes Atticus @ Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Loreena Mckennitt ‘Lost Souls’ world tour continues . . . . . 

Sep
23
Mon
2019
Robert Brian Drum Clinic! @ The Swan Theatre.
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

I am really looking forward to this clinic at the beautiful Swan Theatre in Yeovil. Ryan and all the guys at Drum Dog & Waterloo Music are a great bunch and it’ll be a fab night!

I will be demonstrating new and fresh ideas from my next educational package ‘Technique & Musicality’ Volume II, and there will be a Q&A and plenty of opportunities to learn and take away plenty of new and useable drumming material. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, I guarantee there will be lots to check out! 

There will also be some give aways as well from Hardcase, Remo, Cympad, DW and others. So bring along some good questions and you can win yourself some top drumming goodies!

It’ll be a great night of playing drums, talking drums, trying out drums and simply living drums!!

See you there.

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Feb
21
Fri
2020
Palace Drum Camp. @ Tudor Grange Academy
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

I’m proud to be on the roster with so many great players and each of us will be playing workshops over the weekend covering a wide variety of drumming subjects.

I will be covering:

* Mic’ing/recording your drums:

Have you ever wondered the best way to record your drum kit at home with just 2 or 3 mics?

Or wondered how to create those amazing drum sounds that you hear on your favourite records from plug ins and so on?

Then this session will break down some of those mysteries behind mic’ing drums in both a ‘live’ and studio situation. Rob will be joined by Jon Buckett who runs Earthworm Studios in Swindon who will give you all the knowledge that you need from behind the glass. Whilst Rob will share with you his experience on the subject from the players perspective, in front of the glass.

* Creativity & freedom on the drum set:

This session is designed to set us free from the rules and to introduce us to new ways of expressing ourselves on the drums. It doesn’t mean that all standard practice should be ignored, far from it, it’s more taking all that formal drumming knowledge we have and shaping it into new systems of expression that we can use on the kit.

* Exploring & finding new sounds on your drum kit:

We will exam each part of the drum set and begin to rethink how we can explore new directions in our music making. Looking at the drum set as individual parts means that we can begin to hear what is crucial to us in our beats/music making process. Demonstrating different techniques acoustically that will allow you to change your drum sound in seconds, in both a ‘live’ and studio situation.

Check the website for more details: www.palacedrumclinic.com/event/palace-drum-camp-2020/

See you there!

 

Contact: Matt Green

Phone: 07973 840 635

Email: info@palacedrumclinic.com

VENUE: Tudor Grange Academy, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7UH.

 

Sep
15
Tue
2020
Online Komedia/Bath Drum Masterclass @ Komedia, Bath
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be performing an online masterclass from Komedia-Bath in conjunction with DW Drums and Komedia Live. This will stream live at 7:30 GMT on Tuesday September the 15th via my YouTube channel.

This beautiful venue means a lot to me, it was the Beau Nash cinema for many years and was the grandest cinema in the city of Bath. It’s a gorgeous room and I’ve seen many great films there including one of my all time fave’s, Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ from 1989.

My parents, aunties, uncle’s, cousins & grandparents all saw films here and I feel there’s a lot of love and memories for me within those four walls. To be the first musician to do a masterclass from here means a lot to me and I cannot wait for you guys to see the show.

The show will stream ‘live’ via my YouTube channel so subscribe now for more updates and footage about the show: www.youtube.com/user/ringofunk11

Here’s few pic’s from last weeks rehearsal.