GAVIN HARRISON Protean Signature Snare

Quick Film we made for Sonor Drums at Gavin’s house. Audio recorded and mixed by Gavin himself. Apart from the control room – where the kit is always mic’d up – Gavin’s studio has incredibe echo. To get round that we had to close mic with a decent cardioid mic, which unfortunately is in shot. Edited on Edius, filmed with Canon DSLR’s for the 2013 NAMM show.


Jason Bowld @ Lightship 95 for Mapex Drums

The incredible Jason Bowld playing through one track and talking about the instrument. Shot on a floating studio in London’s Docklands. 5D, 550D and a Sony NEX-5 over head. Not a proper video camera in sight!

Dave Weckl at Ronnie’s

After a very nice time in Little Italy, Dave posed for some shots quickly before service started at Ronnie Scott’s. Over in the UK with Mike Stern Band with Randy Brecker and Chris Minh Doky.

Dave Weckl
Shot against a green screen for other purposes

Stuart Cable passes.

Very sorry to hear about this great musician and champion of other’s music passing over to the other side. I got to work with him on a couple of things. Editorial for Rhythm Magazine, and Yamaha UK’s Backbeat magazine; where he shared the front cover with Mark Richardson. Suffice to say it was a brilliant day in his company, in fact in his back garden for most of it.

Stuart Cable
Stuart Cable for Rhythm cover

Michael Lee departed

Michael Lee Bristol March 2006
Michael Lee Bristol March 2006

Of the hundreds of musicians I have met, Michael was one of the most generous & talented. He was also , in my experience, prone to having adventures. Only a couple of nights out with him, but you knew he was enjoying every moment. These pictures are from March 2006, the last time I saw him. Taken in Bristol at a soundcheck for a Thin Lizzy concert. He was in fantastic form. Famed for playing with supergroups like Page and Plant, Cult, Little Angels etc; he was also very giving with his time for up and coming drummers and well just enthuastic about music and everything about the industry.


Michael Lee March 2006
Michael Lee March 2006

Dave Weckl Introduces New Yamaha PHX Kit

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Here Dave Weckl demonstrates the new Phoenix Drums. Shot in Manchester on a tour he was doing in the UK. Managed to fit in a bit of time for an interview and some playing before the doors opened. Four cameras, Canon XH-A1 with SG Pro 2 doing the close ups at the front and sides, HG-10 doing long shot (AVCHD) and 2 DV cameras, the mighty Transmedia Sound boys lent me, one on an overhead and one clamped for the footwork.

Through Edius having transcoded the AVCHD to a HQ file.. so I could actually edit it! Resize in Virtualdub, and Flix to FLV 512k /160 mp3

It resides here… the Yamaha Drums UK site

Steve White – Lesson 4

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More of Steve White, this time taking rudiments a little further, and showing a shuffle beat.Premiere with Aspect (Cineform) edited, thn run out to Medium quality Cineform, that file ingested by VirtualDub, resized using filter to 2:1 (so 720×540) then On2 VP6 to high braodband 448kbps with stereo 128/44hz audio.

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