I don’t think I’ve posted my kit being the same way twice. Still with the jazz band, but working on a blues power trio project now. The mic is for singing. I have no problem singing and playing guitar, but singing and drumming is whole different beast. Hope to have something road worthy next spring. Need to spring for a PA system.
Last night's show pics are in the Halloween show costume pics. Today's show was with She Wolf Dana Kain and the Mighty Incisors at the Smithville NJ Monster Bash. Tons of fun. There was a lot for families and a coatume contest.
At this point in my drumming “career” what brings me the most satisfaction is playing to a reasonably full house with bandmates who truly appreciate the simple, time-tested joy of sharing music.
At this point in my drumming “career” what brings me the most satisfaction is playing to a reasonably full house with bandmates who truly appreciate the simple, time-tested joy of sharing music. View attachment 414371
Just me & a singer/songwriter last night on the patio at a resort.
Silverstar 14x18", Yammie 6.5x14
20" HH Duo ride, 19" Diril Jazz crash, 15" Masterwork hats
Only about a dozen folks there for the first set - then around 9pm the doors suddenly burst open with a pack of loud & wild females who screamed along to every song and danced on the tables, liquor flowing! Even the newlyweds in the wine tasting room next door heard all the commotion and joined the party!
Quite a shindig! (That's me and the singer down front after the gig)
Last night at a wine bar, first gig with my new jazz band - and my first gig on drums in 30 years. (Played plenty on trumpet and bass in the meantime though.)
Place was packed and the crowd was enthusiastic - a really fun evening!
Not much space and low volume situation, so I chose: 16"x16" Sonor Jungle bass drum (the original Sonic II from the 90s), recent 14"x5,5" Tama Swingstar snare I got for 20 bucks (black wrap over whatever wood they were using - very lightweight, and a wonderfully dry, warm, vintage-y sound), Yamaha 6xxx series hardware.
Zildjian cymbals - 14" A Custom Hi Hats, 17" A Custom Fast Crash, 20" K Custom Dry Light Ride.
It sure felt great being back in the driver´s seat.
Hu... Oh course I never even thought of snapping a pic when I had my gear loaded in (UFiP cymbals and INDe aluminum 6.5" snare)! But I was back in Nashville yesterday (well, Murfreesboro ) at a rehearsal facility with my TOTO band and played my very first Yamaha Stage set provided by the room. It still had the factory cheap Asian Remo heads and they sounded ringey and pretty thin, but the kick (outfitted with Evens Emad heads) sounded AMAZING!