Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Drums in Worship

I'll be adding some of my thoughts about drumming within church music teams, but I thought it might be good to summarise some of my experiences:
  • I have been drumming for about 16 years
  • I learnt to drum by copying drummers I liked, including the drummers who played for Garth Brooks, Louis Armstrong, Beautiful South, Cheryl Crow and Matt Redman.
  • I have never had a drum lesson!
  • I have played in small Saxon churches, Cathedrals, sports centres, marquees, cowsheds, outdoors at Pleasurewood Hills, schools, trailers, and just about anywhere I could
  • I have drummed at Christian Conferences/Festivals including Spring Harvest & Living Water
  • I'm looking forward to drumming on Cromer Pier this year (well, in front of it)
  • Tambourines are the most important percussive item in gospel music (save for pianos, but that's another Conversation)
  • I have had to play in so many different styles including having to impersonate a train
  • I would really, really like to own a Dave Weckl 13" signature snare


  1. you've never had a lesson?!

  2. Nope, not one ;)

    Shhhhh, don't tell anyone!