Feel that kick drum…

For anyone who saw my BC2 video (see below) but thought the price tag was a bit much, Porter and Davies have now released the Gigster for a more affordable £599. I actually prefer the lighter, round, stool that comes with the Gigster and the Gigster engine itself provides exactly the same response as it's big brother.  The main differences are: The Gigster isn't built into a flight case. It has a fixed UK power cord (you need 240v to power it - don't take it to America) The mic/line Read more [...]

Playing Drums on Mick McConnel’s “My Kinda Heaven”

Last summer I had the pleasure of recording drums for Mick McConnell's solo album 'My Kinda Heaven'. I got the call after Wishbone Ash came back from playing in South Africa with Deep Purple and Uriah Heep. Trevor Bolder, Uriah Heep's bass player, is also featured on the album and he recommended me to Mick. Mick's regular gig is with Smokie but he's been saving up songs for a solo album for some time. He was a great guy to work with and some of his enthusiasm for scuba diving rubbed off on me Read more [...]