As usual I have no idea what I've done to deserve all this praise but thank you very much!Seriously, I can't imagine a more appropriate acquisition for the Dream brand, or indeed anyone who deserves it more. They can count themselves lucky to have such a high quality ambassador .
You may say so! I spent literally weeks on that bio to try to make it interesting so I'm very glad you say that.Gosh, that's great - well done you! And what a very interesting bio, if I may say so.
Maybe I should get in touch with Mr Scruff about that? I'd love to have my own brand of tea. Or my own brand of gin, or some sort of absolutely disgusting herbal liqueur that nobody drinks but me.That's awesome! Though I'm a little disappointed you didn't pick up a tea endorsement. Maybe that's in the works?
They're great aren't they! Which ones do you have?Congrats! Dream has some terrific cymbals for not much money, definitely the best value for the sound and quality! I've got a few in my collection...
I'd suggest you have a look at the Energy series first, and probably Contact as well. It depends how dense the arrangements are that you want these cymbals to cut through, Bliss crashes would probably get slightly lost in a really dense mix for example. Still, worth trying everything to see how you feel about it. They're all beautiful cymbals.Wow thats awesome! You achieve what lots of drummers dream to do! I'm interested in buying some Dream cymbals. Which do you recommend for a funk/hard rock sound? Ive been interested in the Bliss series but I'm not too sure it would cut through.
There may or may not be a tongue-in-cheek element to that genre name.Heroic Fantasy Power Metal is a very different beast to Fantasy Power Metal, as different as Fastasy Death Metal is from ... anyway, the subsubsubgenre has a small but hardy following who have their own subculture, fashion, language and preferred means of passing. All heroic, of course.
Edit: The writer of your bio forgot to mention your nose flute prowess with Ben & Amy.
Well, firstly I had a long conversation with Dream's european representative at the 2011 London Drum Show, and registered an interest then, explaining about Gloryhammer and what was planned at that point (that was very early days as far as the band went). Then a while afterwards I enquired about some sort of endorsement, but was told to hang on until we had a bit more going on (sensible, I think). Then more recently I had to get in touch with Dream's UK distributor Soar Valley Music in order to get a warranty replacement for one of my crash cymbals, and through conversations with them so ended up learning quite a bit about who I needed to talk to regarding an endorsement. SVM handle Dream's UK roster of artists, basically, and what I've got is what they call an Artist Support Deal, which involves fairly few obligations on my part (e.g. at least quarterly reports of what I'm up to), and in exchange for which I get a 33% discount on the list price for any Dream product. That's it really! They are certainly very careful about vetting potential endorsers.Due to the recent rash of threads regarding kids getting involved in complex "pay to play" marketing scams disguised as endorsement deals, I am hoping you can post some more info as to how you landed this deal.
I think it would be nice to have some information that we can point these kids to and show them what a real artist ensorsement looks like.
Congratulations on the deal. Enjoy!