Re: Todd Sucherman here!
I posted a question on the gerneral drummerworld website just to gauge opinion and was a bit surprised by the reaction.
I asked if a solo I have worked out at around three and a half minutes was too long for a barroom gig (in the UK incidentally). People at these gigs do usually come to see a band, so they're not just sitting there pouring alcohol down their necks.
Most drummers on this site seemed to think four minutes was way too long. I wondered what your opinion as a pro was.
The solo is not massively technical: Two minutes of 4/4 rolling, jungle toms and marching snare figures, followed by a minute or so of 'letting rip' - Bonham triplets, quads, hi-hat chokes, double bass drum stuff. etc.
Maybe I've just been watching too many drum DVDs. Who knows?