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Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,766
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Forum demographic

54 years old. In my twenties I went pro for a few years and did a lot of variety show theatre based stuff alongside gigs with bands in social clubs (there was a massive "Working Men's Club" scene...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,755
Posted By Highway Child
Re: The session guys!

Great idea Dave good luck to you with this project. I would have suggested Clem Cattini and Ash Soan. Ash in particular is very visible for UK based students, demonstrating exactly how to play for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By Highway Child
Re: # of gigs in 2013?

I did 53 paid gigs with my band (7 pce RnB / Soul Covers) in 2013, about 10 less than 2012.

We have regular public gigs (2 or 3 times a year) at 8 bar / club venues in our area. The rest of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,590
Posted By Highway Child

Joe, please keep 'em coming I for one am definitely in the "eating this stuff up" club!
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Gig/Venue Review....

Greetings from Sheffield Squadleader! I've come across awkward minions at venues now and again but nothing like your experience.

Have you ever gigged this side of the Pennines? There's good...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By Highway Child
Re: my friend Allan with a great video on an intro to drums

I don't post often but just had to say how good that was! Still smiling.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,296
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Noise complaint filed against me. (Background info included.)

Hello Macmac this brings back memories of my first band! My dad's garage was our practice room and we agreed our playing time with neighbours. They were really nice about it but we couldn't afford...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,026
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Ever had a trainwreck?

Kinda off topic but like Andy my band has played venues with noise limiters - at one wedding gig the venue was on an RAF flight path - jets flying overhead caused power cut each time! At another...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,756
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Top 10 "household name" drummers

Here in the UK the household names list would probably be topped by Ringo and Moon. I reckon a fair number of people would be able to name Rich and Krupa maybe Peart, not so sure about others that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,898
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Why I don't play V-Drums

Looking at the guy in Bo's video playing so hard (those backbeats!) I wonder if he can hear the e-kit properly?

I use an e-kit at home for practice, including playing along to tracks e.g. to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By Highway Child
Re: I know I'm in a minority, but ... (Eurovision Song Contest related)

Amen to that! Me too - managed not to see or hear any of it!
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By Highway Child
Re: If only you knew what I know ;)

Just googled the LDS, damn it I'm gigging both dates! Wonder what my dep is doing.....probably going to the LDS....curses!
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,355
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Yamaha Japanese made drums

Further to my last post, found a pic of the Sakae as a 4 pce. Taken not too long ago, late 2011. Me and a few guys put together a surf band for a one-off show (Christmas party for a big London...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,355
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Yamaha Japanese made drums

My first kit was a white marine pearl wrap Sakae 5 pce, 12x8, 13x9, 16x16 and 22x14 with a 14x5 snare. It was a budget kit but not rock bottom, cost 120 new in 1975. I think it is Phillipine...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Please help me with a little challenge (again) :)

I wouldn't have a problem with your strainer working differently Andy, for me (and most folks I guess) if something works better I would adapt and re-define what I considered "normal".
I think...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,438
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Acceptable reasons for you to get up from the drums mid song?

How about a whole band walk-out? Nearly happened with my band a couple of years ago, absolute farce of a gig. Here's the tale...

We were playing a dinner dance at a biggish function venue. We'd...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,489
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Larry update.

So sorry to hear that Larry. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,364
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Any issues with butt tensioning?

Hello Andy,

I play with the strainer somewhere around 8:30. A big butt would be a problem (ho ho)probably rub my right knee (ho ho. Ahem. Seriously now).

My current snare is a Steve Ferrone...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,889
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Please say a prayer for my stepson

Mine and my family's thoughts are with you. All the best for Michael Duncan.

Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 14,681
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Pop (old soul, funk, r n b)

22 x 18
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,883
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Uncle Larry needs you...

Another vote for Uncle Larry...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Thinking about buying a Tablet for my drum books pdfs. Any suggestions?

Cheaper than a tablet might be to print 'em out? Also (dare I say it) hard-copy is better than a screen based view?

I have charts for all my bands songs (100+) in individual clear plastic pockets...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,191
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Anyone else notice?

THIS!!!!! Drives me wild. It seems every UK TV show with music and a live audience has them clapping leadenly along on all 4 or just 1 and 3. Awful.

Honourable exception to this - Jools Holland.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,131
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Advice on IEMs

Interesting points from all. I've considered IEM but not for click - unless the whole band has it. I do use plugs to protect my ears though.

I'm with Bo, I just use the flashing LED on my...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,665
Posted By Highway Child
Re: Where Do You Fit? - Poll

Used to be 1, now steady 2. Got a day job and playing paid gigs (weddings, corp. functions mainly) in my main band most weekends. Got one or two side projects, mostly unpaid.

I'd be interested...
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