Drumeo Gab Podcast

Drumeo Gab Podcast

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Episode 1 | Kenton Bell


Jim Riley - Manifesting Your Dreams
Dec 8 • 88 min
Jim Riley is living proof that if you want something badly, you can achieve it through hard work and perseverance. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded that the success we desire is obtainable with enough effort put forward. That is a big message behind…
Gregg Bissonette - The Happiest I’ve Ever Been
Dec 1 • 62 min
Gregg’s name has come up before in DrumeoGab interviews and it always seems to come back to the same overall message: when he speaks, you listen. From the importance of being positive, grateful, professional, able, down to earth, helpful and versatile. It…
Glen Sobel - Hired Gun
Nov 24 • 83 min
Having a lengthy conversation with one of rock’s finest hired guns and have him share his first-hand experiences is a rare opportunity that can give you a better vantage point to the real side of this industry. I wanted to take this opportunity to…
Pat Petrillo - The Abbey Road Sessions
Nov 17 • 75 min
Given the fact that Pat is an educator, it becomes almost unavoidable that he will educate people during an interview. Not necessarily “how to” stuff but instead a “why you should” approach, or “why you shouldn’t” for that matter. There is a lot of that…
Eric Slick - Go With The Flow
Nov 10 • 90 min
If you are a fan of Eric Slick and Dr. Dog, you will find this to be interesting because of the depth that we go in to - and may hear echoes of previous episodes in it. There is a common theme lately with the podcast: we need to let go of our egos and…
Brian Tichy - They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To
Nov 3 • 102 min
This episode with Brian Tichy has a lighter vibe and gets into our mutual love for classic rock and the good old days of what was considered pop music. There is also some great insight into what goes into planning events or running a band. So for anyone…
Ryan Van Poederooyen - You’ve Got One Chance
Oct 27 • 86 min
This episode has so much value in it that I can’t even begin to explain. You could spend hundreds of dollars to get this type of information from a person like Ryan. Would you ask the right questions to get the right answers? You can leave that to me.…
Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett - Michael and Me
Oct 20 • 95 min
This episode contains a lot of great stories from the legendary career that Jonathan has experienced so far. However, what Jonathan has to say regarding Michael’s passing and the allegations and controversy, makes this episode important. Given the amount…
Dan Weiss - 98.9% Honest
Oct 13 • 93 min
This episode is one I’m very connected to. There was a great sense of honesty, openness and human rawness in this conversation. Dan and I cover a lot of deep topics that apply directly to the artist’s mind and heart. How do we know when our work is done…
Justin Brown - Submit To The Big Picture
Oct 6 • 83 min
This episode is a reminder of why we must remain humble in the pursuit of knowledge and our greatness. It can be easy to become disenchanted with all of what we don’t understand and feeling defeated that we can’t reach our fullest potential. Justin is a…
Gary Husband - Drum To Your Own Beat
Sep 29 • 97 min
This episode is a conversation with one of the finest musicians in the world that goes deep in the importance of thinking for ourselves and finding what we want as musicians out of our musical pursues. We also delve deep in to to the importance of…
Damani & Stixx - The Duo Behind DrumTrax
Sep 22 • 85 min
This episode is filled with inspiration. Stixx and Damani share their points of view on intentions with art. They express their discontent for anyone who explores music for the sake of money and fame, and talk about insecurities, managing our expectations…
Samantha Landa - The Truth About Being A Female Drummer
Sep 15 • 101 min
In this episode we talk about a lot of interesting topics but focus on two main ones that have probably crossed your mind when it comes to female drummers. One being the objectification of women, and the other, the reality of being a female drummer in an…
Siros Vaziri - Your Phone Is Calling You …
Sep 8 • 88 min
This episode contains a lot of conversations that are often avoided in our community, like the importance of mono-tasking within a world of smartphone addiction and how to handle monetization within the content-creation realm. Between these two topics…
Paul Wertico - The Music Plays Me
Sep 1 • 90 min
In this episode, we will hear about many of Paul’s deep philosophies about performing on the drums, how the human element of imperfection brings out the real beauty in art, how we can become more confident and rooted in what we as artists connect with,…
Kristina Schiano - So…Ya Wanna YouTube?
Aug 25 • 104 min
Have you ever thought about what it is like to be a YouTube celebrity? Would you expect it to be a simple matter of making a video, posting it, receiving tons of views, make tons of money, and repeat? What if I told you that Kristina spends most of her…
Ray Levier - Drums DO Heal Us!
Aug 18 • 98 min
This episode contains a great deal of simplified and pragmatic knowledge on how to live a good life. Ray has a strong sense of what matters in life because he almost lost it when he was a kid. He is also living proof that limitations are in the mind. Ray…
Jules Jenssen - Learn, Diversify and Create
Aug 12 • 82 min
Jules is a very specialized artist that is taking his career in a very different direction than most. It is refreshing to hear the story of a drummer who went the route of programming shows, using Ableton at a very high level, and building this elaborate…
Joel Turcotte - Thank You, Craigslist!
Aug 4 • 63 min
Joel Turcotte plays for the bands Writing in the Skies and his new band Peak Fiction. He is also involved in a new jazz fusion type trio, which is nameless so far. If you are familiar with Joel’s playing, you will know that he has an affinity for…
Johnny Vidacovich - A Concerned Mother
Jul 28 • 70 min
To understand what second line drumming is you must listen to Johnny’s work. To understand what he values as an artist, this episode will lead you closer to that. He has a lifetime worth of experience with music, and to get an opportunity to hear what it…
Dre Energy - Just Do The Work
Jul 21 • 101 min
This episode is packed full of wise and pragmatic advice from a man who has been there and done that. Dre prides himself on telling it as it is. This episode will be helpful for drummers who feel that they need an endorsement to advance their career. This…
Gunnar Olsen - Right Place, Right Time
Jul 14 • 94 min
To lay down drums for Bruce Springsteen has to be one of the greatest feelings a session player can experience in his/her lifetime. The tracking for Bruce’s album “Western Star” happened a few years ago. Gunnar wasn’t sure if the music was ever going to…
Benny Greb - Growing Pains
Jul 7 • 89 min
Since running this podcast I have always hoped that one day I would have an opportunity to interview Benny. Benny stands out to me as an exceptional communicator, teacher, and performer. So with all of these ingredients, you might imagine that an…
Keith Carlock - Locked In
Jun 30 • 80 min
Keith is an incredibly nice guy, and we had an amazing conversation about being a touring musician, finding your own voice on the instrument and the learning process in an academic environment. What is nice is when you meet one of your heroes and they…
Sarah Thawer - Go Sarah! Go Sarah! GO!!
Jun 23 • 52 min
Sarah Thawer has been involved in many things since her first time in the podcast, including international drum festivals and drum clinics, major video shoots for the companies she endorses, Drumeo, VF Jams, and international touring with Watsky. It is…
Rashid Williams - The Blueprint
Jun 16 • 67 min
In this episode, Rashid talks in detail about the importance of following “the blueprint” to be successful. He shares how this road has been forged already and that all a player really needs to do is follow that road. You have to build a solid foundation.…
Brian Frasier-Moore - #BFMThoughts
Jun 9 • 73 min
This episode is based on Brian’s Instagram where he shares these #BFMThoughts: small quotes that he has written that all have this flavor of a “cautionary prescription”. With Brian’s appearances at Drumeo, you get this strong sense of a thankful and…
Murray Creed - The Truth About Hosting A Drum Festival
Jun 5 • 31 min
The Victoria Drum Festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary this year and what an amazing job Murray and his team did! So why would someone decide that they would like to run a drumming festival? As Murray explains in this short interview, it was a…
Tom Knight - The Seinfeld Episode
Jun 2 • 85 min
This episode is not about the show “Seinfeld”. Instead, this is an episode about nothing … well that isn’t entirely true. I mean, it is about stuff but it doesn’t have a trajectory. You see most interview style podcasts, should at least, stay away from…
Rob Wallis - It’s All True
May 26 • 99 min
Rob Wallis is a co-founder, along with Paul Seigel, of DCI Music Video, later to be Hudson Music. Rob being a longtime provider of content to the drumming community; Rob is the OG of video content.
Carter McLean - Let’s Talk About Drums!
May 19 • 74 min
In this episode we talk about watches, audiophile equipment, a gruesome skiing incident involving Carter and his friend, that one fateful morning working at Manny’s Music when the Twin Towers came crashing down, a memorable lesson with Peter Erskine, his…
Bruce Becker - Guru
May 12 • 88 min
In this episode, Bruce Becker shares his thoughts concerning long-term development by walking us through some of the most important layers within this topic with clarity, providing us with a sense of reassurance and guiding us towards a solid path.…
Marco Minnemann - A Composer First
May 5 • 83 min
In this episode we talk about the Aristocrats, what Marco Minnemann’s practice routine looked like when he was developing early on, his creative process with composing music, his thoughts on hand/foot speed (this is something everyone needs to hear), Joe…
Jose Medeles - The Stoic Drummer
Apr 28 • 87 min
Jose Medeles is the owner of the vintage drum shop Revival Drum Shop, the author of “The Stoic Drummer”, and one of the members of 1939 Ensemble. In this episode, we use his book as our reference point to a wandering conversation that dips heavily into…
Jonathan Greene - Drumosophy
Apr 21 • 87 min
Jonathan Greene is the creator of the YouTube channel Drumosophy, a private instructor and a professional gigging musician. Jonathan has built a lesson within this episode where he shows us his perspective on internalizing fives through the use of…
Mark Guiliana Part #2
Apr 14 • 57 min
In the second and concluding part of this interview, Mark reminisces on his past with Heernt and Avishai Cohen, and what he learned with Avishai. We discuss how Mark was affected by working with David Bowie for Bowie’s final record, “Black Star”, and…
Mark Guiliana Part #1
Apr 7 • 58 min
In this two-part episode, Mark and I discuss the process behind Mark’s latest album, his relationship with the drums, fellow musicians and music in general. Mark shares insights on how he negotiates any commentary whilst playing, how he sets his…
Richard Spaven - Breaking Beats
Mar 31 • 83 min
In this episode, we are joined by the awesome Richard Spaven. We go over “The List” (creativity, time keeping, endurance, independence, coordination, groove, chops, technique), we talk about “The Zone”, which Richard speaks passionately about, and we go…
Roundtable Part #2
Mar 24 • 69 min
In this episode we are speaking with Tim Baltes, David Cola, TJ Hartmann, Adam Tuminaro, Austin Burcham, and Dan Silver. The topics covered deal with risk taking, changes in life and how it affects our personal goals, social media perfection vs. process,…
Roundtable Part #1
Mar 18 • 72 min
In the 1st round, we talk about learning how to embrace yourself as a player, the appropriate time to be disappointed in yourself, and the current state of perfectionism with social media content. In the 2nd round, Brody talks about his experiences as a…
Ryan Brown - The Dream Gig
Mar 10 • 81 min
Ryan Brown is the drummer for Dweezil Zappa. He also teaches at MI in Hollywood, CA. In this episode, Ryan shares some empirical knowledge that will help working drummers manage their expectations and what is considered “normal” growth. Ryan also shares…
Dan Mayo - A Radical Rhythmist
Feb 24 • 70 min
Dan Mayo (A&F, Meinl, Vic Firth) is a massive creative force behind the drums. He also composes and produces music with his band TATRAN. He utilizes an avant-garde approach to drumming in order to realize total creative flow while he performs. In this…
Claus Hessler - For Educators and Students
Feb 10 • 65 min
Claus Hessler is an exceptional player and educator. Known for being Anika Nilles’ long-time teacher, he also performs for his funk/fusion band Flux and has authored several educational books including his most recent work “Camp Duty Update” which was…
Todd Sucherman - Find Your Calling and Styx To It
Jan 20 • 56 min
Todd Sucherman has been drumming for Styx for over twenty years. In addition to Styx, Todd is in high demand for session work and clinics/masterclasses. Todd is widely regarded as one of the finest drummers on the planet and I had a go at interviewing…
100
Nov 1, 2018 • 671 min
100 features fifteen interviews, six original music compositions by Matt Davis, studio recordings of my Sugar Percussion drum set played by me and recorded by Michael Marucchi, three narrations, VO and interview with VIKING, a cameo appearance from my…
Stan Bicknell - Round Two
Oct 30, 2018 • 103 min
It has been an exciting time for Stan Bicknell since our last chat and it was great to catch up and see what he had to say for the 99th episode! He talks about the time leading up to, during, and after filming lessons at Drumeo. He talks about imposter…
Rob ‘Beatdown’ Brown - Visualize Your Goals
Oct 27, 2018 • 105 min
Rob ‘Beatdown’ Brown lays a beatdown of knowledge in this episode. Just bitchslapping the bullshit right outta you! If you ever thought about endorsements and what they are about, how to land more opportunities, why we need to use social media for…
Lou Santiago Jr. - #sorrynotsorry
Oct 14, 2018 • 168 min
Lou is making a comeback after being absent for nearly seven years in order to graduate medical school. A winner of the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drum Contest back in 2003, Lou’s professional drumming career has had its highs and its lows and Lou shares…
Paulo Stagnaro - Livin’ La Vida Conga
Sep 30, 2018 • 126 min
I know, I know…the title is kinda cheesy but hear me out. It translates to “Livin’ the Conga Life” and I would say that rings true for Paulo Stagnaro, who is the percussionist for Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin. You see now how clever that shit is?…
Paul Hermann - Electric or Acoustic Drums?
Sep 23, 2018 • 63 min
Paul Hermann and I talk about this fiery debate amongst drummers. Electric or Acoustic drums? What’s it gonna be? Is there one that is better than the other? Or are they different instruments altogether? We break down our thoughts on this and also explore…
Cherry Hill Custom Drums / CaseBass Drum Co.
Sep 16, 2018 • 99 min
What’s this, a two-part interview episode you say!? Yes, I have brought together two incredible builders for a two-part episode for your listening pleasure. John from Cherry Hill Custom Drums and David from CaseBass Drum Co. Be on the lookout for these…
Dylan Elise - An Extraordinary Talent
Sep 2, 2018 • 95 min
Dylan Elise is the drummer for Blood, Sweat, & Tears. He is originally from New Zealand and currently resides in Los Angeles. Most popularly known for his street busking videos on YouTube, Dylan was approached by the co-founder of BS&T Bobby Colomby to…
London Calling - John, Nicholas & Archie
Aug 26, 2018 • 180 min
John Huff, Nicholas Elie, and Archie Gamble are three good friends of mine that I called up to do a roundtable style interview at The Scot’s Corner bar in London, ON. Archie was the first guest I ever interviewed for DrumGAB and we did that first…
Rich Stitzel - Falling In The Rabbit Hole
Aug 19, 2018 • 131 min
Rich Stitzel is a drummer from Chicago who is constantly working. He is also staring uncertainty in the face on a regular basis as well, tackling time-consuming/scary projects, performing music at a high level with top-level players. So with this one, we…
Jeremy “Walrus” Schulz - Living With Purpose
Aug 12, 2018 • 89 min
Jeremy “Walrus” Schulz is a drum instructor, teaching coach, and professional drummer. He has worked and toured with bands such as Barbie Car and Mother Crone. Jeremy’s philosophies on life are rooted in positivity, encouragement, purpose, and passion. He…
Reuben Spyker - Moving Forward
Aug 5, 2018 • 118 min
Reuben Spyker is a drummer from Abbotsford, British Columbia who is an employee for Drumeo, as well as a bandleader for his own Quartet who just released a brand new album titled “Forward”. (Songs from this album are scattered throughout this episode). We…
Eddy Thrower - Drums And The Unknown
Jul 29, 2018 • 95 min
Eddy Thrower is the drummer for the popular UK rock group Lower Than Atlantis. In this chat we discuss the band’s morale, touring stories, walking through our fears, aliens, ghosts, and the unknown, and the run-ins Eddy has had with Travis Barker. This…
Charlie Engen - Stand Out Like A Sore Thumb
Jul 22, 2018 • 104 min
Charlie Engen is the drummer for bands Scale The Summit and Ideology. He is also a session musician and instructor. We discuss Charlie’s injury to his thumb and how time off the instrument has been a challenge, especially considering it wasn’t voluntary.…
Forrest Rice | Drum Forrest Drum
Jul 8, 2018 • 118 min
Forrest Rice is a drummer for the bands Covet and The Illustrative Violet from California. We had our chat while he was on route to San Jose where Covet is from. This is a “drummy” episode and we talk about his past with music, his shedding days, how he…
Steve Lyman | Livin’ In A Guilt/Shame Culture
Jul 1, 2018 • 73 min
Steve Lyman is a jazzer from Salt Lake, Utah. He is a performing artist, professor, clinician, Buddhist, and an all-around great guy. This podcast deals with some practice concepts that are incredibly valuable and refreshing. We discuss how drumming…
Cameron Carbone | Cultivating Self-Awareness
Jun 24, 2018 • 87 min
Cameron Carbone is a drummer, educator, and clinician from Texas. In this episode, we discuss the importance of cultivating self-awareness and how it can positively affect people. We both reflect on challenging circumstances that we have experienced and…
Ronn Dunnett | Continuing Tradition
Jun 17, 2018 • 78 min
Ronn Dunnett is one of the most recognizable drum builders in the industry. He is responsible for creating the original Titanium snare drum, successfully restoring George Way Drum Company, and many innovations and inventions throughout his years. Perhaps…
Rob Mount | Never Too Late
Jun 10, 2018 • 89 min
Rob Mount is the drummer for the rock legend Lou Gramm, who is most famously recognized as the vocalist for Foreigner. Rob got his breakthrough gig much later in life than most people would come to expect, but he is living proof that if you hold your…
Tommy Igoe | Obsessed With Greatness
Jun 3, 2018 • 107 min
Tommy Igoe is a name that most drummers will recognize due to his long and remarkable career. Between his educational DVD’s Groove Essentials Vol. 1 and 2, Lion King Broadway gig, his band The Groove Conspiracy, and all his years as a sideman, Tommy is…
Dali Mraz | Czech The Limit
May 28, 2018 • 83 min
Dali Mraz is a composer and drummer from the Czech Republic. He is a virtuosic drummer who works with artists such as Benny Greb, Todd Sucherman, and Chris Coleman for his Prague Drum Clinic Camps. He just released his own album titled Level 25 that…
Ben & Cody | Sounds Like A Drum
May 21, 2018 • 122 min
Ben O’Brien Smith and Cody Rahn are the hosts of a new YouTube channel Sounds Like A Drum. In this three-way conversation, we touch on so many amazing pro-tips without stepping aside to get to them. They just come up in naturally and it is delivered with…
Scott Pellegrom - Creativity and A Child’s Mind
May 13, 2018 • 100 min
Round two with Scott Pellegrom. Flip back to Episode 23 to hear our first session. In this episode, we had some deep conversation about the creative side of approaching drumming, destiny, what is wrong with society, and some social media stuff. Most of…
Tim Buell - Social Media and Deep Work
May 6, 2018 • 143 min
Tim Buell is a drummer based out of Nashville, TN who studied at Belmont University and has worked with many artists over the years including Remedy Drive, Gloriana, The Grand Hotel, and Brinley Addington but over the last couple of years, Tim has focused…
Nick Baglio - Nick Nukem Forever
May 1, 2018 • 123 min
Nick Baglio is an incredibly skilled drummer hailing from Raleigh, NC who is the owner and operator of The Fill Station studio. He plays drums for a variety of artists including The Hot at Nights, The Foreign Exchange, Nicolay, Laura Reed, Boulevards, and…
Ralph Rolle - The Treasure Of Forward Motion
Apr 22, 2018 • 126 min
Ralph Rolle has worked with many legendary artists over his long and storied career which include, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello, Al Green, Sting, Slash, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Chaka Khan, and Lauryn Hill. He is currently the drummer for Nile…
Matt Davis - I Need To Create
Apr 15, 2018 • 81 min
Matt Davis creates audio/video presentations using found footage and sampling original drum performances from the likes of Paul Mabury, Mike Johnston, Aaron Sterling, Dan Mayo, Ash Soan, Brody Simpson, Steve Nadler and many others. Since August of 2017,…
Episode 73 | EMAN
Apr 8, 2018 • 79 min
EMAN has been the touring drummer for the pop artist, Andy Grammer, for four years now. EMAN hit me up to say that he was rolling through Toronto for a gig and wondered if we could get together for a pint and watch the show, so I upped it by offering him…
Episode 72 | Juan “Carlito” Mendoza
Apr 1, 2018 • 123 min
Drummer and music educator, Juan “Carlito” Mendoza is famously known as the 2012 Guitar Center Drum Solo Grand Champion. That YouTube video has over 3.5 million views. Juan has also written his own educational book titled, Rudiment Creativity Vol. 1:…
Episode 71 | Devin Sumner
Mar 25, 2018 • 67 min
The story told in this podcast with Devin Sumner is one that so many drummers, musicians, and entrepreneurs can relate to. Maybe you have just begun your quest with little to no feedback on whether your idea will work, or you have already cleared your…
Episode 70 | Mike Dawson
Mar 18, 2018 • 78 min
Mike Dawson is the managing editor of Modern Drummer magazine, co-host, and editor of the Mike and Mike podcast and quite frankly a brilliant drummer as well. Listen to our deliberations concerning journalism, the correlation between luck and hard work,…
Episode 69 | Dom Famularo
Mar 11, 2018 • 56 min
Dom Famularo embodies what the drumming community is all about. Dubbed as “Drumming’s Global Ambassador”, Dom has traveled to more than 60 countries to educate, motivate and inspire drummers. He studied under some of the greatest players of the 20th…
Episode 68 | Nick Ruffini of Drummer’s Resource Podcast
Mar 4, 2018 • 82 min
Drummer’s Resource podcast is likely the longest-running and most well-known drumming podcast in the world today. With over 360 episodes recorded with artists such as Chad Smith, Ndugu Chancler and Mike Portnoy, the host, Nick Ruffini has released an…
Episode 67 | Philip Guay - Los Cabos Drumsticks
Feb 27, 2018 • 35 min
Today’s episode is a mini podcast feature on the Canadian drumstick manufacturer Los Cabos Drumsticks. I spoke with Philip Guay about the company roots and how they went from spindle making to drumsticks. We learn what the deal with Red Hickory is and…
Episode 66 | Randy Cooke
Feb 25, 2018 • 58 min
Originally from Toronto, Randy Cooke turned pro in 1987 and exclusively crushes drum sets worldwide for a living. Randy is an enthusiastic (like really upbeat…seriously) guy that adapts to the gig, the people and the music. In this podcast we reflect on…
Episode 65 | Siros Vaziri
Feb 18, 2018 • 48 min
This podcast happened because of a trip to Culvert City and an epic drum hang. He told some stories about his clinic tour and about his experience with NAMM, up to that point, and I decided that I wanted to have him on the show. Siros has created a strong…
Episode 64 | Mark Kelso
Feb 11, 2018 • 71 min
Meet Mark Kelso. Father, husband, bandleader, composer, head of Humber college’s drum department, and sideman. With over 40 years behind the kit, Mark is easily one of the finest players in Canada. This conversation covers topics such as his acclaimed DVD…
Episode 63 | My NAMMblings
Feb 4, 2018 • 32 min
Listen to me ramble about my experiences and thoughts about my first NAMM trip. I have also peppered this episode with Dan Mayo beats for your listening pleasure. The intro to this podcast was recorded while preparing for takeoff from Toronto Pearson…
Episode 62 | Wojtek Deregowski
Jan 29, 2018 • 75 min
Meet Wojtek. He’s a twenty-two-year-old drummer from Poland that is absolutely exploding on social media. Gaining 100K followers with 410 current posts on IG is incredibly impressive!! There are a handful of European’s on Instagram currently that are…
Episode 61 | Jerrod “J-Rod” Sullivan
Jan 21, 2018 • 47 min
J-Rod is the hitter for The 4 Korners, an Atalanta based jazz fusion group. J-Rod is one of those dudes that have been holding sticks for most of his life and never had to think about whether he was a drummer or not. We talk about creating opportunities…
Episode 60 | Eric Harland
Jan 14, 2018 • 80 min
An in-depth conversation about music and life with multi-Grammy nominated musician, Eric Harland. This is a conversation that has a clear line drawn down the centre. The first segment of this interview is all about music. We explore the approach, the…
Episode 59 | The Truth About DrumGAB
Jan 10, 2018 • 25 min
Recorded 01.07.18 This episode is about me working out some shit on the fly. I had some strong feelings and thoughts and decided to record it and without a plan of any kind, I just opened up and counseled myself. By the end of it I felt a lot better and…
Episode 58 | Etienne Mason
Jan 7, 2018 • 62 min
When I first found Etienne, I was captivated. As several months have passed since our first contact, he now fascinates me. He is in the trenches with his music and fighting with all he has got to make something for himself. The stories told in this…
Episode 57 | Noam Lederman
Dec 31, 2017 • 103 min
This interview with Noam marks the final episode to Season 1 of the DrumGAB podcast. It is a lengthy and very in-depth interview that covers many of Noam’s achievements in life and the projects and goals that he has set for himself in the future as well.…
Episode 56 - Tim Baltes
Dec 24, 2017 • 51 min
I’ll just come out and say it. I love Tim’s karaoke bits. It’s like a lousy horror movie that is cheap beyond words. I recall saying to Tim, “Hey man, let’s butcher some Christmas tunes for our podcast!” and Tim just said “Oh boy, this is going to be…
Episode 55 | Aric Improta
Dec 17, 2017 • 92 min
This episode is with Aric Improta. He is the drummer for Night Verses, The Fever 333 and Goldfinger. Known for his daredevil stage presence, musical and visual creativity and having a knack for drawing, Aric has created his own world the way he sees it.…
Episode 54 | Rich Redmond
Dec 10, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode, I speak with Rich Redmond, drummer, producer, actor, motivational speaker and producer. The depth of knowledge and wisdom in this episode is staggering. Rich speaks about being a dreamer, finding your calling and following it, the seasons…
Episode 53 | LIVE with JC Clifford of Drumtacs
Dec 3, 2017 • 55 min
This live session was with Drumtacs’ JC Clifford. We recorded it November 18th, 2017 at one of the frequent “drum hangs” at Canadian Drum Gear. In addition to this being a face to face interview, it was also recorded for a live audience and was also…
Episode 52 | Troy Wright
Nov 26, 2017 • 75 min
Listen to this in-depth interview with Troy Wright, an Australian drummer who drums for Plini and recently came off tour with Amity Affliction. Troy talks about his roots with drums and how he consistently grew with practice and being active in his…
Episode 51 | Adam “The Orlando Drummer” Tuminaro
Nov 19, 2017 • 70 min
Listen to this extensive interview with Adam Tuminaro, aka “The Orlando Drummer”. We discuss the roots of orlandodrummer.com, what truly motivates Adam to create content, how he became interested in hosting interviews and effect of isolation while having…
Episode 50 | 50th Anniversary Special
Nov 16, 2017 • 32 min
I was joined by two past guests and friends Joey “Bones” Parasole and Carson Gant in a round-table discussion about nothing in particular. Filled with chopped up audio clips from @oneupdrumvids IG channel and our random conversation, this is a quirky and…
Episode 49 | Mike Johnston
Nov 12, 2017 • 92 min
This is an in-depth and personal interview with Mike Johnston from Mikeslessons.com. We discuss everything from his new band Man on the Moon, the importance of client culture, his amazing drum camps and Mike shares his thoughts on online drum education.…
Episode 48 | Brody Simpson
Nov 5, 2017 • 76 min
Meet Brody Simpson. A fantastic drummer, recording engineer, and producer who co-owns Underground Studios in Perth, Australia and operates a business called Real Drums for You, where he creates bespoke drum tracks for clients all over the world.
Episode 47 | Elie Bertrand
Oct 29, 2017 • 63 min
Elie Bertrand, a freelance drummer from Montreal, Canada explains her story going back to her childhood and how she found drumming and what that has evolved into over a 22-year span with the instrument. From the story of moving from Montreal to Toronto at…
Episode 46 | Sarah Thawer
Oct 22, 2017 • 59 min
Sarah Thawer has been on a hot streak this past year. She hails from Toronto, ON Canada and is a close friend of the incredible Larnell Lewis. WIth so many great people supporting her career and Sarah dedicating her entire life to music, the results are…
Episode 45 | Anika Nilles
Oct 15, 2017 • 71 min
A full length, never heard before podcast interview with Anika Nilles. She’s a YouTube drumming sensation capturing the worlds’ attention rapidly. We go into great detail about how she found her success and where her life is heading in this industry.
Episode 44 | Jessica Burdeaux
Oct 8, 2017 • 81 min
Jessica Burdeaux hails from Chicago and is the student to the masterful Earl Talbot. She has blown up on social media, making her one of the most recognized female drummers online today. Her famous video of the Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down” has clocked…
Episode 43 | Kayleigh Moyer
Oct 1, 2017 • 89 min
The first of five installments for an all female drummer month, Chicks with Sticks, is with Nashville session and live musician Kayleigh Moyer.
Episode 42 | Aaron Edgar (ii)
Sep 25, 2017 • 88 min
Drumeo instructor and modern drummer educator Aaron Edgar shares his stories about evolving as a musician. He also shares a special story about his Sonor “Holy Grail” SQ-590 snare drum.
Episode 41 | Earl Talbot
Sep 17, 2017 • 113 min
Earl Talbot is a drummer from Chicago who spent numerous years studying in France and Cameroon with Christian Bourdon. This interview covers many points to his journey in life and his thoughts on drumming, life and what it means to be a parent and artist.
Episode 40 | Jared Falk
Sep 10, 2017 • 69 min
A fantastic in depth interview with the CEO of Drumeo, Jared Falk.
Episode 39 | Bryson Nelson | Nelson Drum Co.
Sep 3, 2017 • 49 min
Interview with the owner of Nashville based drum shop Nelson Drum Co., Bryson Nelson. We talk vintage drums, his new shop merging with Andy Foote from Drum Supply and much more.
Episode 38 | JP Bouvet
Aug 28, 2017 • 80 min
Killer interview with 2011 Guitar Centre Drum Off Champion, JP Bouvet about his China Clinic Tour, his band Childish Japes and plans for the immediate future in his drumming/music career. Don’t miss this!
Episode 37 | Zack Austin
Aug 20, 2017 • 90 min
This episode is with the metal drummer Zack Austin from Florida. He is a drummer that pushes himself daily to find his limits and then smashes through them consistently. We discuss his brand new snare drum from Predator Percussion “The Ghoul”, how his…
Episode 36 | Billy Martin
Aug 13, 2017 • 71 min
In this episode Billy Martin shares his stories, philosophies on creativity and discovering yourself through experimentation, failure and being genuine. We discuss Bob Moses and his time spent with him and the theory behind playing drums with branches and…
Episode 35 | Freddy Charles
Aug 6, 2017 • 85 min
New York based independent artist, Freddy Charles, is a multi instrumentalist. He has put together a program called 52 weeks of hands where he is helping drummers develop their sticking technique.
Episode 34 | Tom Knight
Jul 31, 2017 • 99 min
Former drummer for the touring female pop group TLC, Tom Knight, shares with us his experiences as a Voice Over (VO) personality, his time studying under Dave Weckl and how to realize your true potential and sharpen your brain with neurobics! Do not miss…
Episode 33 | Tosh Peterson
Jul 25, 2017 • 48 min
The shirtless prodigy drummer Tosh Peterson joins us to speak about his time with taking private lessons from Thomas Pridgen, what it is like to tour as Nik West’s drummer, what his future in the music industry may look like and how he manages to go to…
Episode 32 | Tristan Kelley
Jul 18, 2017 • 74 min
BeatADay Meinl Drummer Tristan Kelley
Episode 31 | Rich Ducat and Matt Dudley
Jul 12, 2017 • 121 min
Podcasting is a very interesting prospect. In the beginning, it is terrifying and exciting. I was so unsure of my first publications but you have to almost pretend no one heard it until I began receiving good feedback from people. Over time I began to…
Episode 30 | GearGAB Vol.2 feat. DG2G
Jul 5, 2017 • 46 min
Chris Gura | Drummers Guide to Gear
Episode 29 | Stan Bicknell
Jun 27, 2017 • 90 min
#humpdaygiveaway | Week 8 Q: What are the two major opportunities that were offered to Stan earlier this year? (Prizes provided by @canadiandrumgear There are podcasts in the DrumGAB library that are resourceful, others are purely conversational…
Episode 28 | Jonathan Ulman
Jun 20, 2017 • 86 min
#humpdaygiveaway | Week 7 Q: What is the name of the studio in Cambridge, MA that Jon frequents? Since I have been diving into the drum industry, I have thought that session work was extremely hard to come by and I often hear is dead and a thing of…
Episode 27 | Brandon Green
Jun 14, 2017 • 62 min
#humpdaygiveaway | Week 6 Q: What does the acronym PAP stand for? Our health is something that many young people take for granted and older people wish to have back. Most of my listeners range from the ages of 18-40 and obviously play drums. Even…
Episode 26 | The Augustines
Jun 6, 2017 • 69 min
#humpdaygiveaway | Week 5 Q: What are the names of the two students that I spontaneously interview towards the end of the show? Episode 26 has been in the works for a bit of time now. A couple of months ago I saw a video of Omari’s father, Cyril,…
Episode 25 | Adam Morford | Morfbeats
Jun 1, 2017 • 96 min
#humpdaygiveaway | Week 4 Q: Who are Adam’s two favorite Zappa drummers? The Marvin. It is an instrument that provokes curiosity and produces sounds that literally scare the shit out of me. It’s voice is haunting, eerie and yet somehow beautiful….
Episode 24 | Jayson Brinkworth | Stickman Drum Experience
May 31, 2017 • 41 min
What is the Stickman Drum Experience? Well, it is a fantastic drum retreat that is located 20 minutes NW of Regina, SK at the Living Skies Retreat & Conference Centre overlooking the absolutely gorgeous Qu’Appelle Valley. I have traveled by car…
Midnight Thoughts | Vol. 1
May 27, 2017 • 9 min
A few weeks ago I had a late night epiphany and decided to capture my thoughts while they were still fresh in my mind. I had no intention of releasing this as content but after listening back to it, I felt that perhaps there is some value to this…
Episode 23 | Scott Pellegrom
May 23, 2017 • 110 min
#humpdaygiveaway Week 3 - What cymbal is Scott ranting and raving about? Last summer I was writing a weekly piece that I released on Sunday mornings that I called “Weekly Warrior”. The “Weekly Warrior” were articles about drummers that I really liked….
Episode 22 | Daniel Potts
May 17, 2017 • 73 min
#humpdaygiveaway Week 2 - What is Daniel’s favorite band? In this episode, I spoke with Daniel Potts, an armless drummer. I recall the first time that I saw Daniel on Instagram, was from a share account and you can’t ignore the first impression of…
Episode 21 | Aaron Spink
May 10, 2017 • 97 min
#humpdaygiveaway Week 1 - What brand of drumsticks did Aaron receive on his birthday? This episode features a new interactive weekly contest. #humpdaygiveaway is a brand new weekly giveaway that is being brought to you by Nick at Canadian Drum Gear…
Episode 20 | Carson Gant
May 2, 2017 • 85 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. One-Up Drum Vids is a very interesting project to me and in a lot of ways speaks to me in terms of how to create content. I enjoy seeing people that are creative and have a high attention to detail….
Episode 19 | Ramy Antoun
Apr 26, 2017 • 106 min
Session 3 | Royal Podcast Series
Episode 18 | Dan Mayo
Apr 18, 2017 • 72 min
Session 2 | Royal Podcast Series
Episode 17 | 1 Year Anniversary Special | Robb Ryan
Apr 14, 2017 • 102 min
Welcome to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. I am going to keep this short and simple. This is a special bonus episode for all the people who listen to my show, graciously support and encourage me to continue this project. Without the support of my…
Episode 16 | Daniel Dufour
Apr 12, 2017 • 83 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. This episode is very special. It is the first of three episodes under the “Royal Podcast Series.” TODAY is DrumGAB’s first birthday and we are also approaching A&F Drum Co. first birthday on May…
Episode 15 | Mike Martin
Apr 4, 2017 • 54 min
Predator Percussion
Episode 14 | GearGAB Session 1
Apr 1, 2017 • 59 min
w/Chris Gura
Episode 13 | Robert Michl | @sweet_spot_clutches
Mar 28, 2017 • 66 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. So in this episode, we wrap up the Sweet Spot Invasion Trilogy with Robert Michl, owner, and operator of Sweet Spot Clutches. This is actually not the first time that I have interviewed Rob. In fact,…
Episode 12 | Aaron Edgar | @aaronedgardrum
Mar 21, 2017 • 111 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. This episode marks the second edition to our Sweet Spot Invasion series that we are doing on the show. SO…how did this one go? Well, put simply, I really like bro down episodes. I mean, they are as…
Episode 11 | Ryan Claxton | @claxtondrums
Mar 14, 2017 • 100 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. Well, we made it over the ten episode hump with many lessons learned and lots of support from my friends and advocates of DrumGAB. I can begin to see the journey that is laying before me and it is up…
Episode 10 | Justin Scott | @jscottdrummer
Mar 8, 2017 • 91 min
Welcome to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. Well over here at DrumGAB we have learned many lessons about troubleshooting technology, recording equipment and how to conduct an interview. I think it is fair to say that a lot of these major hiccups…
Episode 9 | Ian Maciak | @ianhitsdrums
Mar 1, 2017 • 69 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. I think Hunter S. Thompson would enjoy Episode nine. I normally get to know my guests beforehand through private messages in order to find out what makes them tick. I did that with Ian and got to…
Episode 8 | Richy Ramirez | @rrm92
Feb 21, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. Episode eight is all about social media and personal networking. For anyone who is curious about how to properly grow an Instagram account, how to use Facebook to the fullest advantage, or what…
Episode 7 | Francois Laliberte | @franky_freedom
Feb 15, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to another episode of DrumGAB podcast. So episode seven turned out to be a very spontaneous episode. Every episode has a pretty clear path for how it will go but sometimes things go off in a totally different direction. …
Episode 6 | Buddy Love | @lovecustomdrums
Feb 11, 2017 • 65 min
Welcome back to another episode of the DrumGAB podcast. It’s only days away from Valentines’ Day and ironically I interviewed Buddy Love from Love Custom Drums. Buddy and Steve make some beautiful kits and I don’t think you can argue…
Episode 5 | Joey “Bones” Parasole | @joeybones__
Feb 1, 2017 • 56 min
Welcome back to another episode of the DrumGAB podcast. This weeks’ guest is coming to us from Asbury Park, NJ. This episode will go down as one of those podcasts that you don’t forget. It is amazing to think that I can archive…
Episode 4 | Tim Buell | @timbuell
Jan 25, 2017 • 91 min
Welcome back to another episode of the DrumGAB podcast. This weeks’ guest, Tim Buell, speaks to us from Nashville, TN. Episode four is quite anecdotal. It spirals into several rabbit holes throughout the interview and for the…
Episode 3 | Marlon Williams | @williamssnare
Jan 18, 2017 • 50 min
Drummer on the Move. It is an aptly titled project for Marlon Williams, a.k.a. @williamssnare. Episode 3 of DrumGAB Podcast takes an in depth look at the man behind his videos on Instagram. Marlon became a prominent Instagram…
Episode 2 | Robb Ryan | @rhythmicvocabulary
Jan 18, 2017 • 94 min
Robb Ryan is a deep pool of knowledge. He will forget more than I will ever know about playing the drums. In this interview we go into every little nook and cranny about his past, present and future, uncovering a sprawling 30+ year career…
Episode 1 | Kenton Bell
Dec 22, 2016 • 83 min
Kenton Bell is a truly remarkable person. He has pledged his life to the drum/music industry since he was a teenager and has never looked back. Recently, on DrumGab’s blog www.drumgab.com, we discussed his 20+ year career and while I…