Hetain Patel’s – TEN (En Français)

February 23rd, 2013

Hetain Patel's Ten

I am honoured to have been asked to join the second tour of Hetain Patel’s critically acclaimed ‘TEN’.

Having performed in the first tour at various theatres across the UK, I am extremely excited about the second tour in France (dates and venues below).

It is the first time the piece will be performed using a combination of French and English, with French surtitles; which whilst initially daunting is also very motivating in terms of inspiring the best possible performance.

Hetain Patel’s TEN – Dates and Venues

25th February 2013
Théâtre de Gennevilliers
41 avenue des Grésillons – F 92230 Gennevilliers

28th March 2013
Centre Choregraphique National de Caen
Centre Choregraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie
11-13, rue du Carel – BP 75411 – 14054 Caen Cedex 4

Take a look at the video below for a preview and to hear Hetain talk about what inspired the piece…

For more information about ‘TEN’, please visit Hetains website: http://www.hetainpatel.com

I Have Joined Meta-Stasis

February 22nd, 2013

I am pleased to announce my joining the asylum with the mighty META-STASIS!

Meta-Stasis on Facebook


The last album was recorded by Dan Foord (Ex Sikth) and these guys are serious heavyweights, having members from bands such as ‘Ted Maul’

If you haven’t heard their first album do so, it’s some of the best Tech-Metal around, and the next album is going to be Amazing!

Master-class With Billy Cobham – ACM Guilford

February 20th, 2013

Today I saw Billy Cobham and as is usual at a master-class, he asked for questions.

I asked him, “At the time of recording birds of fire, who were your influences as a drummer?”

He looked thoughtful and, in short answered, “The band, John and the band. There wasn’t really anyone around at that time who I could look to.”

I then asked him if he felt he was a pioneer of that style of drumming.

To which he replied, “No. I just did what I needed to.”

This struck me as a very honest and humble statement. I feel Billy’s influence in his field is massive, and certainly a huge inspiration on my path to understand the art of drumming.


Billy Cobham

The Upset Gentlemen Promo Video (The Secret Garden Party 2012)

February 20th, 2013

Below is a short promotional video for Ken-Djin Act I – The Upset Gentlemen.

Keep an eye out for more updates regarding Ken-Djin fire shows and performance coming soon!

Ken-Djin Coming Soon

BPM Drumming World Record Attempt (1791)

February 10th, 2013

The official record for doubles is 1744, I was just messing around to see if I could get close and I managed 1791 on my third attempt! Now for 1800 BPM!!!

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