Thursday, July 12, 2012

May/June Drumming Gigs and Recordings

It's been a while since I posted here, but I'm back! I will start with my activity/gigs since mid-May, then talk about what's been going on with me currently on drums.

May 4th The Abe Lincon Story at Taix 
May 15th Drunk On Crutches at Los Globos
June 1st The Abe Lincoln Story at Taix
June 2nd Recorded new material with Bell Gardens
June 15th Bell Gardens in Caramel, CA
June 16th Bell Gardens in Big Sir, CA
June 17th Bell Gardens in San Luis Obispo, CA
June 21st Emily Grace Clark at On the Rox
July 6th Abe Lincoln Story record release party
July 7th Emily Grace Clark at The Oyster House

And here are some new releases I'm on:

The Abe Lincoln Story "What Time Is It?! It's Story Time!" record is available Itunes and on CD at

The new Bell Gardens single 'Through the Rain' is available for pre-order at with the album "Full Sundown Assembly" to be released in September on Southern Records. Check out Bell Gardens at

Burger Records just re-released the Bell Gardens "Hangup's Need Company" debut EP on hand numbered, limited edition cassette. You can get it at:

A very cool thing that happened recently is that at a music swap meet at BedrockLA (massive rehearsal/recording studio in Echo Park) I won some rehearsal time in a raffle and then met the Mapex drum reps. I am now talking to them about an endorsement. They let me borrow a kit the next weekend to do some gigs with, and I loved it. Also, I was hired as a drum tech for Bedrock the following week, which has all new Mapex kits. After doing that, I know all about the company!

 Something I want to address is since the beginning of June I've been contacted by so many artists but didnt get the chance to work with them. I usually do a shout out to them every couple of blog posts or so. Some of these go back to January. Thank you to IAMEVE (Tiff Randol), Dylan Dray, Pony Boy (Marchelle Bradanini), Raven Hughes, Max Tepper, Soul Rillah, Light FM and The Electra (Shelina Louise). All great artists!