Heavy Lungs on Tour

Heavy Lungs band

Idles label mates Heavy Lungs were in over the weekend rehearsing for their upcoming headliner tour around the UK. With a new EP around the corner, Heavy Lungs are going full tilt with comfirmed appearances at Bearded Theory and Handmade festival.

You can catch them at venues all over the UK. Check out their dates below:

Saturday Music Club 12th January

Saturday Music Club Term 3 2019

Hey guys, we hope you had a great christmas, new year and are already regretting whatever resolution you made!

This is just a quick message to say that we’re back on the 12th January for Term 3, please don’t turn up tomorrow as there won’t be anyone there. 🙂

Christmas Opening Hours

Xmas opening hours 2019

The festive season is upon us, which means that everyone’s getting ready to visit family and loved ones. We wanted to let you know when we’re open over the festive period and the picture pretty much spells it out.

We’re open up until the 22nd of December and then close until the 26th. We’re open again from the 27th to the 30th for any last minute new year’s rehearsals (or if you just need to get out of the house for a few hours…). We shut again for the 31st and 1st and then it’ll be business as usual from the 2nd January.

We also want to take the opportunity to thank all the bands who have rehearsed with us over the year. We’ve enjoyed having you along and can’t wait to see you again in 2019!

Love Charlie, Naomi, Lucy and the team.

Drummers Odyssey 2018

Drummers Odyssey camp

Drummers Odyssey 2018

Drummers Odyssey Camp 2018 has been and gone and what an amazing event it was! Seeing all of those people eager and giddy at the prospect of earning from three master educators and players in Pete Cater, Pete Riley and Emanuelle Caplette was great to see.

We brought together the photos that were taken over the weekend and have put them together on this page for everyone to see. You can see how much fun people were having and that was one of the best things about it. Seeing people spill out of the rooms after having their brains. forearms and consciousnesses melted by the teachers and saying it was the best thing they'd done. Excitedly swapping stories with each othe about the particular class they'd just been in and generally hanging out.

We also wanted to say congratulations to AJ Rousell for putting this all together. He worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone had a good time, got goodies from amazing companies and made sure everything ran the way it should have done.

Mark Lilley nominated on Music Radar

Svalbard Band Mark Lilley

Chuffed to see Svalbard’s drummer nominated for Best New Drummer 2018 on Music Radar. We’ve always thought of his technique, musicality and emotion as being up there with the best players around at the moment.

If you can, go a vote for him here: https://www.musicradar.com/news/who-is-the-best-new-drummer-of-2018

How to play Superstition

Stanley Randolph Superstition

Everyone thinks they know how to play Superstition right? It’s a four on the floor beat with some weird hihat stuff right? WRONG! There is some serious subtlety to this groove that, when you play it right, opens up a whole world of joy to the players around you.

Check this viedo and see how close you get. (I didn’t get anywhere near!)

Pete Riley – Drummer’s Odyssey Teachers Profile

Pete Riley drummer

Pete Riley has been a rising force in drums for the past 20 years. His explosive technique and ability to switch hands and feet with apparent ease is the reason why he has been asked to play for the likes of Guthrie Govan, Phil Hilbourne and Republica.

Recently he retired as tutor at ACM, where, for the past 21 years, he has given students the benefit of seeing his incredible technical prowess up close and shown them first hand what it takes to be a session drummer.

Come and learn up close with one of the best drummers in the UK, you won't regret it!

Emmanuelle Caplette – Drummer’s Odyssey Teachers Profile

Emmanuelle Caplette drummer

Emmanuelle Caplette has risen to fame in her native Canada, winning Office Franco Québécois Pour La Jeunesse whilst at college and opened the Montreal Jazz festival the following year! She has now played at major music events all over the world (Musikmesse, Uk Drum Show 2017, Switzerland Drum Festival), toured with Andy Summers as part of his Circa Zero band and also appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and performed a 24 snare drum solo!

She is currently endorsed by Sabian, Sonor, Vic Firth and Evans and has some of the most amazing practice pad rudiment videos I've seen on Youtube!

At the Drummer's Odyssey Camp 2018, at Firebird Studios, you'll be learning up close with Emmanuelle and getting to see why she is seen as one of the leading drum educators in the world right now.

Pete Cater – Drummer’s Odyssey Teacher Profile

Drummers Odyssey - Pete Cater

“We played Leverkusen, Germany one day. Steve Smith was on before us, and Billy Cobham immediately afterwards. Luckily I don’t get scared easily”

To say that Pete Cater is firmly established legend of the UK music scene, would be a trite thing to say. He is quite simply one of the best drummers to come from these shores.

Having worked his way to sharing a stage with Steve Gadd, Ian Palmer and Steve White at the World's Greatest Drummer show in 2015, he has shown time and again why he was the only Brit voted into the top 5 jazz drummers in the world by Rhythm magazine.

At the Drummers Odyssey camp, here at Firebird Studios, you'll be getting un paralleled access to a jazz great, with a maximum of 8 other people in the room with you at the same time. It will take your playing to a new level and possibly give you a greater appreciation of what it takes to be a top level Jazz drummer.