JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

 Welcome to my monthly review of new gear, books, new and classic albums,

YouTube videos, rudiments and much more


By Brian Bestall New Book 2019

 Discover the beauty of drum rudiments and the numerous combinations that can be applied to the drum kit.

  • 100s of exercises illustrating how to play and apply drum rudiments to the whole kit, in 45 easy to follow lessons!
  •  Every exercise includes a sticking pattern to ensure you play the rudiment correctly
  •  Improve the flow of your playing around the kit
  •  Integrate rudiments into your everyday playing
  •  Suitable for beginner-intermediate players
  • Ideal for students working towards nationally recognised exams
  • Covers all rudiment requirements up to grade 8 and beyond
  • Ideal for teachers who want to introduce and explore drum rudiments with their students
  • Fun way to learn and apply drum rudiments into practical drum fills 

Available now from Amazon in Book or Kindle version

Buy Now!

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 Here is a selection of recently taken photographs of me working with some amazing musicians and more importantly thoroughly nice people 

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 5 piece practice kit ONLY £180.99 + delivery

A great way to practice at low volume.

Silent 5 drum rubber pad practice kit. Fully adjustable to suit your playing style. UK made and constructed from the same quality materials as the rest of the Bill Sanders range. These full size hard wearing pads are ideal for daily practice. The steel rim allows you to play rim shots and the bass drum pad has a realistic feel unlike some other models out there.

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Paul Simon  

The Life

Paul Simon- The Life by Robert Hilburn published 2018

Ever wondered where the inspiration came for all those Simon and Garfunkel classic hit songs? well it’s all in here. A fabulous read.

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Wincent 7A Maple Drum Sticks

Perfect for lighter jazz playing. Creates excellent cymbal sounds.

Wincent uses specially selected US Hickory and Maple wood; kiln dried to a particular level for maximum durability.

Special machinery is used - designed purely for drum stick production and made only for Wincent.

UWP: All sticks are bathed in water-based, natural wax formula. This not only gives the sticks great grip, it also prevents the wood from cracking and splitting in the sensitive rim-shot and neck/tip areas.

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Vic Firth Jazz Rake Brushes

A retractable plastic brush with thin flexible bristles recommended for fusion and jazz. I was slightly sceptical about plastic bristle brushes but when I played them it was an absolute delight.

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Recording the THE UNSUNG album

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With my Chronology band mates

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Adding some soothing strings to one of my compositions             on THE UNSUNG album

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Taking a break during recording the new Sarah Sharp album

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Introducing Foz the engineer

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Playing with Alan Barnes at Higham Hall

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My studio kit 

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Last show at the Edinburgh Fringe with  Genevieve Carver and the Unsung plus our top hatted road manager

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Looking happy with my new

book 'Why Should I Learn Drum Rudiments?'

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