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 despite an out of date Facebook page I currently have nothing to do with guns n abba or the abba rock experience.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.
We have a new deal available (which is unique to us), which allows you to save lots of money.
Basically you can book your lessons and learn in a pair instead of one to one, and split the fee between you paying only £10 each (half the normal fee).
Of course this means your learning time will be split between two but you can actually learn a lot by observing each other and learning together. You will still each receive the same material each. You may bring and book in with a friend or let us assign a student.
RULES APPLY! You may find to begin with you are having a lesson one to one to begin with depending upon demand. During those periods you can remain on the £10 rate. If the other student drops out a new one will be assigned as available. If you decide at some point to move to One to One lessons, you will need to book in separately and pay the normal £20 rate. Lessons should normally be paid for in a block of 4 in advance (unless I agree to weekly terms). Lessons are generally weekly. Cancelled agreed lesson dates should be paid for in full. If for some reason I am unable to provide a lesson in a particular week (which is rare), I will refund that week in full.
Please turn up on time- Not half an hour early or half and hour late. We have quite a tight schedule and its not fair to interrupt other peoples lessons.
To book call or email.
We look forward to you joining the fun.
This Saturday see Demonsier at the Royal Oak St Ives. Kick off 9pm. Free entry!!