An experimental improvisational drum solo using ambient music as the inspiration. An idea I have had for a while now finally comes to life, many thanks to Wild Stag Studio for filming, George at Small Pond for recording and Jack for supply the wonderful ambient landscape.
Been experimenting in my new drum studio-shed with a few favourite rudiments.
The Paradiddle-diddle is a great rudiment and here I have switched the 2nd diddle to the beginning of the rudiment, so the sticking is then led with the left hand. LLRLRR Instead of RLRRLL. Put between the hats and the snare drum its quite a tasty groove.
Also was an experiment with recording the drums through addictive drums and layering over the video, which I think works well!
Last year I took part and won August’s edition of DrumOffTV’s 30 second drum solo competition. Along with the other 9 winners from 2013 we recorded an album at Metropolis studios. A film has now been made documenting the recording day and finding out about all the drummers involved in the project, including an interview with yours truly! You can watch this here if you like…
Travelled up to Metropolis studio in London on Sunday for the 2013 drum off tv winners recording day. It was a fantastic day, got to meet the wonderful guys and work in a legendary studio. The day included recording a track with the house band that will be released as an album on rhythm section records, recording my 30 second winning solo and doing a solo interview. I will posting up link when I have them so stay tuned. Thom.x
I am very pleased to announce that I have won this month’s drumoff.tv competition, so thank you to all those who voted for me. The prize is a day recording at Metropolis studios in London, so watch this space for the results. http://drumoff.tv
I have been re-entered into August’s DrumOffTV competition after closely missing out on the top slot in July. Thanks to the guys over at DrumOffTV for having me back and please vote for me if you haven’t already as the prize is a days recording in top London studio Metropolis! Here is the link to vote: http://drumoff.tv/v/358/ and my video:
I have been selected for June’s DrumOffTV drum solo competition. It involves creating a 30 second drum solo using only kick drum, snare drum and hi-hat and I am up against 5 other drummers for the top spot. The winner gets a day recording at Metropolis studio in London, so please watch my video below and go to the drumofftv website and vote for my entry, you can do this now right here: http://drumoff.tv/v/317/ many thanks!
I have a brand new section to my site entitled “Drum Solos”, and it contains drum solos, wierdly. On there I have a live recording of a piece written when I was studying my music degree, a jazz style piece and a new addition an Afro-cuban style solo both recorded in my home studio. I will be updating this section with more pieces in different genres to promote my drum tracking recording service.