I’m currently working on a new video to challenge myself which hopefully I’ll publish in the next month or so.
Band wise, I have a new band which pending a stable line-up should be ready to gig this year. Aside from that I have the usual array of dep gigs locally and also looking at a band idea with me on Bass.
Lessons are picking up nicely. Don’t forget I also offer Bass Guitar lessons aswell now. Drop me a line if interested.
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It’s been another year of ups and downs. We saw the recent end of my band Demoniser. We had a wonderful send off.
I’m now extending my lessons to include electric bass and including exams in the rock and pop syllabus.
As for bands in 2019, nothing firm yet but we are hopeful on a couple of ideas.
See you around friends
Things as ever with me are slightly in flux. So, the latest is…. despite an out of date Facebook page I currently have nothing to do with guns n abba or the abba rock experience. I’m currently doing the odd dep for axl vs slash but new commitments have taken over. I am still maintaining Demoniser and working on gig bookings for 2018. I am also helping guitarist friend Craig Hardie launch his groove rock band and i have also recently committed to a function band called driver with am extremely busy December approaching. See you out there 🙂
Please visit http://www.fenlanddrummingschool.co.uk for full and up to date information on private drum lessons. Many thanks. Matt
Last week, my son and I had a visit to the factory in Cambridge to see their open day.
We were both absolutely won over and impressed by this great new company. Trust me, if you want top quality custom drums at a very reasonable price you couldn’t find a better place. They are extremely approachable and can make your kit just the way you want it.
We had the pleasure of of also seeing 4 great drummers (3 performed), including Gilson Lavis (Jools Holland), Simon Hanson (Squeeze), Clark Tracey (top UK Jazz drummer, and Dan Western (Session/educator).
A great evening and a reminder of what a family thing the drumming community is. Look at for future news from them. Support organisations like this and don’t miss out on great events like this. We need to keep drumming alive!
Really pleased how William is progressing on the drums. He’s currently working hard on his Grade 4 trinity guildhall (the hard one!) and progressing well.
Its great to see how things have come along ever since he got his own kit. He’s never off it! Can’t wait to see him start to perform in front of audiences.
More video examples coming soon. Watch this space. Trust me, we have a future star there. 🙂
I’m working on a new Rock covers band playing a mix of well known rock covers and that cool but retro sound;
Current songs on my list are
- Bartholomew- Silent comedy
- Entrance song- The Black Angels
- Consoler of the lonely- The raconteurs
- Joker and the Theif- Wolfmother
- Electric man- Rival sons
- Keep on Swinging- Rival songs
- Out of the black- Royal blood
- Lights out- Royal blood
The list is obviously just a starting point but hopefully gives you an idea of intended direction.
Singers, guitarists, and keyboard players get in touch- firstname.lastname@example.org and lets get this awesome band going.
Hi everyone. It’s impossible for me not to blurt out to the world how proud I am as a drum teacher right now. We have just received the pinnacle of academic achievement I have ever seen in my 14 years of teaching. For some years now I have been teaching a young lad called Charlie Westbrook. He is the perfect example of what can be achieved with the right level of commitment, enthusiasm and love for music. So anyway, this young man just took his Grade 8 in Drumkit (Trinity Guildhall syllabus) and received a result of a pass of 99%!! Knowing how tough the marking and scrutiny is under Trinity Guildhall and the requirements at this level and versatility required compared to rock syllabus’, this is an incredible achievement. And it doesn’t stop there. He’s hungry for more.
Finally joining the world of Youtube! Starting to create some videos for fun mainly.
Also for anyone thats interested in a dep or session drummer hopefully these will demonstrate that I can actually play lol. Hope you enjoy them.