A quick interview before a date on his recent tour (Malvern Theatres) to do with specifically into how he got into playing, and any advice for people wanting to start or get back into playing the piano.
The ever lovely Mr Richardson talks to Yamaha Download before Skunk Anansie’s appearence at V-Festival in Staffordshire in August. Focusing on his gear.
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.
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.
New product from Yamaha, filmed in Chiswick offices, total gent and great talent. Spent a great evening going up and down the Thames listening to his band earlier in the year.
There are a couple, one for Jimmy Chamberlin (ex- Smashing Pumpkins) and one for Donavan Hepburn (Adele)
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…..at the Yamaha Drums UK site