December 2014 – Update
The first thing I want to mention is: I finally received my drumset! I have attached a picture at the bottom of this post. They are a set of PacD drums from Sakae, the shells as Asian Mahogany shells with a cherry wood ply. Sizes are : 10” Tom, 12” Snare, 13” Floor tom, 16” kick drum. I am really excited about the sound that comes out of those little drums and I am super excited to have the opportunity to record with them this month. That should be a really good test to see how they sound. I can’t wait to jump on stage with them.
This last month has been really challenging for me musically, I have been working on really hard songs like Frank Zappa‘s as part of my advanced instrumental studies module, it has been keeping me busy and in good drumming shape. I also have the pleasure to be rehearsing with a few projects for the Masters recitals that will be held in January. Those will be excellent shows and keep me motivated to learn and play.
London has been a really great city to live in as it offers a variety of activities to do, and sometimes it is hard to keep up with them. Fortunately I had the chance to attend the London Drum Show 2014. I got to see all the new gear that has come out in the last year as well as attend performances from Todd Sucherman and Keith Carlock. Those were amazing clinics and great learning opportunities for me.