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Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Tips to help me get in a good quality functions band.

Perhaps I do not know what to expect sound wise but I don't see how I'm meant to hear click properly while hearing the band too. Would a pair of Vic Firth earphones do and have the click going at low...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By BFrench501
Tips to help me get in a good quality functions band.

Happy New Year folks!

I'm struggling to get myself into a band that I am happy with playing as I want to be in a functions band. I seem to come across some common obstacles and would like some...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Drummers who play other instruments also....

As others have said it really helps your overall musicianship. It also means in my experience at a gig where a guitarist has snapped a string I've been able to replace it while they play an acoustic...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Advertise your next gig here

Not sure anybody would be willing to see me as I'm in Leicester, England. But The Rebels are playing at The Union Inn in Aylestone.

I'll be playing Rock n Roll by Led Zep for the first time,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,210
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot

What Carmine said is just ridiculous. Remember watching the Black Dog cover thinking I could do better than that.

Clearly a fantastic drummer but his head has been stuck where the sun don't shine...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,230
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Worst song ever

There are tons of horrible horrible songs that just serve no purpose other than to frustrate musicians world over.

Aqua - Barbie Girl
Fast Food Rockers - The Fast Food Song
Los Del Rio -...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,230
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Worst song ever

I would have agreed with you but the song is actually about a stalker following somebody. This is from James Blunts own mouth, so it is slightly unfair to say it's the worse song ever.
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

Thanks for the comments guys. It's very confusing because the attitude of so many drummers I've played around all say I am too obsessed with details and that nobody cares.

I don't like the idea...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,484
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Jeez, Phil...

Sometimes being this way is a good thing. James Hetfield should learn a lesson or two...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By BFrench501
Some advice needed re: accuracy of songs

Hi guys I haven't been on for a while so I hope you are all well for Xmas and New Year! Silly stubbed my 3 little toes on my kicking foot so I'm not a happy bunny. Anyway.... :D

I am trying to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Giving bandmates rides to gigs!

I'm biased as I don't drive because my Sleep Apnoea makes me so tired at times that I cannot control being awake, so I am medically unsafe to drive.

That said, wherever my wife hasnt been able to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 446,314
Posted By BFrench501
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

8-PIECE SHELL PACK - Mapex M Birch in Transparent Cherry Red lacquer finish.

8x7, 10x8, 12x9, 13x10, 14x14f, 16x16f, 14x5.5s and 22x18b.

All in reasonable condition considering it has been...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 446,314
Posted By BFrench501
Re: THE CLASSIFIEDS - For Sale / Wanted

20" Zildjian K Custom Ride. Very good condition, no keyholding or cracks etc. Logo faded on top but is mostly visble underneath. Quite heavy in weight but has a nice bell. Will attach pictures when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,561
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Shoes and Gloves

Shoes - my basic requirement is that I always play in smart shoes. This is a uniform thing for me - I feel more professional. At an absolute minimum I dont wear shoes with laces, a couple of times...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,895
Posted By BFrench501
Re: The being fired or quitting thread

Who are these people? I'm never allowed to use a big kit lol :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Learning to play well on a 4 piece kit ....

I must be the only one here who plays a big kit not to be flashy but to literally have different tonal capabilities.

I have auditioned to be in a band which does covers from loads of different...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,388
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

I use a double pedal but sparingly at gigs. I use it for some fills and to accent. For example in Get Lucky - in the middle bit where there is clapping there is an accent on the kick that is probably...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,388
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Poll: do you double bass?

It's not just me then with a funky right leg :)
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,598
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

1. How many bands are you in?

I play in what I will term 1 1/2 bands - The Rebels is a UK based covers band. I am a permanent member of this group.

The other group I play in is called The...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,781
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Bad Auditions

Sad to say but maybe they gave the same story to the other drummer too and aren't really sure how to make a decision.

Even if they don't choose you it isn't bad. You played your heart out and that...
Forum: Drummers 06-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,775
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Roger Taylor

Phenomenally solid drummer and a very very good backing vocalist.

Potentially could have showed more chops but did he need to? He served the song and is a stellar example of how drums should be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By BFrench501
Advice on how to advertise as a session drummer

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get into the world of session drumming (more for local gigs then for recording at this stage...).

I'm thinking that it may be best to have a website to advertise myself...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Taking back your gigs

Some very sage advice given in this thread. The situation sucks but I suppose to keep things sweet you have to cave in. Lessons to be learned for all of us...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Taking back your gigs

Maybe this is an idea ( a crazy one but...)

Let him have the gig but he pays you his cut, and you pay him when you do the replacement gig next month?
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By BFrench501
Re: Thoughs on Mapex?

Its interesting that you say that because in the Midlands (England) I dont know an awful lot of people who play Mapex and I do check out the local scene a fair bit. Most people use Pearl, Premier and...
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