Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Drum happenings in January 2011 / Bell Gardens at SXSW

Well, the potential for 2011 is definitely showing. Some cool things are brewing. I'm ready to get to work! So here is what happened in January:

My drum tech prayers where answered from none other than the awesome drummer Daniel Goldblatt! This guy knows his gear and is a great drummer. Having a drum tech in the studio will help out immensely!

Drum lessons are shaping up. I am now doing them at Bedrock Rehearsals in Echo Park. Contact me for rates and times. charliewoodburn@gmail.com

Bell Gardens has been accepted to SXSW this year. We will be playing our showcase in addition to several other shows and parties. I will post as the dates become available. Until then we are rehearsing and recording. Man, it will be good to go back for a visit. I miss Austin.

Bell Gardens "Through The Rain" Video:

Bell Gardens - THROUGH THE RAIN from ZF FILMS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

November AND December to 2011

Happy New Year to all! So I am going to go back and recap Nov. and Dec. then talk about the future.

In November I started giving drum lessons again. Only one student right now but I want pick up more in the new year on the same day, Thursday. So if you are looking for lessons contact me at charliewoodburn@gmail.com and Thursday is lesson day.

Did a lot of rehearsals with Bell Gardens.

Went into Glenwood Studio's in Burbank with Sunburst's to record one song. We also played a show at La Cita in Downtown L.A.

Also, I was honored to be asked to fill in on drums by the band Wait.Think.Fast. but there drummer was able to do the gig after all.

In December, as you may or may not know in LA the music biz slows down. But I did get to do one thing that was pretty cool. A producer friend of mine asked me to do a drum tech gig. I got to drum tech for Dennis Chambers while he was playing with Mike Stern at Catalina Jazz club on Sunset. That was alot of fun and I learned alot too.

So....The New Year! 2011! Well my resolution is to get my own drum tech! I've been hauling around my own drums for 13 years in L.A. If there are any tech's that are interested let me know!

Oh yeah, and to get charliewoodburn.com off the ground. Come on 2011!