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Elusive Peace

Mar 25

Solo drum rehearsal with click track here. Live performance of Elusive Peace  can be viewed here. Listen to studio recording  here. Back in May 2012, along with the amazing cellist Leanne Zacharias, I performed Elusive Peace by Rand Steiger. The piece, for drumset and amplified cello, was composed in 2001 and premiered by Steven Schick and Maya Beiser in 2002. After the premiere Elusive wasRead More

I am very excited to be putting on my first show in Winnipeg featuring a wide variety of repertoire for solo drumset. On August 1, 2012 at The Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba I will perform the following pieces (I have also include links to audio/video): Monkey Chant by Glenn Kotche (Drummer for the bandRead More

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In this part 2 of the drumming of John Bonham I will look at the rock and roll influences and first drum solos that were the fuel for Moby Dick. The Drum Solo in Rock and Roll Ginger Baker of the band Cream was the first rock drummer to record and regularly perform a drumRead More

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Through out the history of Rock music, the drum solo has been a standard addition to many live acts. These moments bring audience recognition to drummers and raise their status beyond simply being a band member and timekeeper, to more of a soloist and music icon. Drummers like Ginger Baker (Cream), Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix),Read More

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Hello, and welcome! I’m thrilled to be sharing this new website and want to thank my good friend David Pensato for making this happen along with Lucas Pauls for creating the BR logo. I feel that this site represents a new phase in my life, maybe a turning point where I better understand what itRead More