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 [...]

Update for March 2008

Wow, it's more difficult than I thought to keep this updated. Christmas and New Year was a nice family affair. 15th Jan came around and it was off on tour with Wishbone Ash again. We did 30 dates in Germany, Holland, France, Belgium and Switzerland and I blogged a lot on the Wishbone site ( have March off from touring. I have some projects to record drums for, some new lesson videos in the works and a new Sonor Delite kit to do it all with!More updates soon - I promise....Joe Read more [...]