Finally I got to see “AcouTronic Beat Freak” Michael Schack perform live. That raised questions in me – about e-drum history, hybrid drumming and the future of it all.
Steve seems to be a common forename for outstanding drummers: Ferrone, Gadd, Houghton, Jordan – finally I did get Steve Smith in front of my camera.
Brendan Buckley is the drumming link to all of these and more: Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Shelby Lynne, Miley Cyrus and Tegan and Sara. For 20 years he tours professionally and loves it.
Chris Coleman had a fight with a metronome at the London Drum Show 2016 – he won. Afterwards he took some time backstage to explain why counting is so important.
Eric Moore is a flashy, extremely energetic dead-aim drummer with fast hands, sure. As a musical chameleon with a deep pocket and a clear mindset he keeps pushing forward.
Mark Guiliana is the personification of a modern drummer. He might also be one of the most creative drummers these days. When he enters the stage his presence hits everybody.
Brian Frasier-Moore looks back to 25 years of touring. Artists who call him for gigs are Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Adam Blackstone, Janet Jackson and other big shots. What’s his secret? He told me.
Pete Lockett is a shining light amongst drummers and percussionists on this planet.
Jojo Mayer has been on my interview wish list from the very beginning. As it turns out he is as authentic, original, thoughtful and inspiring as I imagined.