Drumming while standing up!

LarryJ

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I use a cocktail kit for background smooth jazz gigs in restaurants, where space is non-existent. The three hour jazz brunches are a killer.

Being a heel down player, I had to make a riser to keep my ankle at a reasonable angle. A piece of 2x6 with carpet on the top and velcro on the bottom.

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I'm fortunate to have three Rogers cocktail kits that can be set up for either stand-up or sit-down play. I use them in both scenarios, whatever the gig layout calls for.

My three piece band plays in a small and tight Irish pub that necessitates the stand up format. Note that in one of these gig pics, we played straight for three hours. No breaks! Man, that left leg was twitchy when we were done.

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Landis Expandis, the lead singer/drummer for Baltimore funkateers The Almighty Senators plays and sings lead standing up, sometimes augmented with an Octapad.




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Love this. Thanks for posting; a new band for me and a wonderful sounding snare and bass drum.
Been a Jellyfish fan from the start. It's a shame that they didn't do a couple more albums - two were simply not enough. If one could wear out a CD, my two would be ragged by now. The engineering on both albums was just breathtaking.

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