Royal Festival Hall
Friday 22nd October 2010
I am delighted to be performing with the dynamic ‘Life Force Band’ at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the annual BPA Celebration of Life Concert.
Artists appearing will be Aswad, Courtney Pine and Cameron Pierre, Guvna B, Hersha Bailey and Vula of Basement Jacks fame. It will be a fantastic night of music for a great cause.
This year’s bass day is packed with red hot players and will include Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm and Victor Bailey among others. The show will (as always) be packed with all the newest and finest bass gear on the planet and will be a great chance to hang out, meet up with bassist friends and absorb some serious low end energy.
Bass Player Dave Marks and I performed on the Mike Dolbear stage spreading the word on rhythm section education with our RhythmMatters project. We got to check out some new gear, meet some lovely people and watch some amazing playing.
Artists appearing this year were:
Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Benny Grebb, Pete Lockett, Mike Mangini, Ndugu Chancelor, Nisan Stewart, Craig Blundell, Ian Mathews, Albert Vila, Ralph Salmins and Paul Clarvis.
Many thanks to those who helped us deliver our masterclasses especially Mike Dolbear, Matt our superb sound technician and all those at the ICMP.
Here are a few photos from the weekend.
It’s been a hectic few months getting content ready for my new two page article in Drummer Magazine. This article will run concurrently with my good friend Dave Marks’s column in Bass Player Magazine on the subject of playing in odd times signatures (anything other than 4/4). The subject of this article is just one of the topics we cover in our on the road masterclasses and at our new web site http://www.rhythmmatters.co.uk.
The site is really taking shape and I’ve been sweating it out in the studio recording drums for all of the audio examples. Thanks to all the guys at Drummer for making this happen and helping Dave & I realize our vision.