Counting down to Wednesday!!!
It’s nearly time for the Neil Wilkinson and Ash Soan drum event held at Drum Shop UK in Washington Tyne & Wear.
It takes a lot of hard work from all the guys to prepare for a drum event but its well worth it for what always turns out to be a great evening of drums. It gets really hectic on the lead up to the clinic with the set up, making sure the artists are looked after, the Champagne (in Chad Smith’s case), Pizzas for the customers, drink and of course the usual tea, coffee and nibbles all supplied by the wonderful Sharon.
If you have not yet got a ticket I would advise giving Mick or Wez a call on 0191 4950201 as soon as possible as we have a lot of customers arriving for what will be a great drumming event.
For those who have never been to a Drum Clinic the evening starts will the usual natter between customers and seeing old friends who you have not seen for many years in a very casual way.
Most of the drum clinics will have a representative from the company involved in this case Yamaha drums Gavin Thomson a guy who has been around the industry for a lot years and still looks the same as the day I met him, Gavin knows all the artists in business and he works very close with Yamaha’s endorsers.
I have also arrange for the latest offerings from Yamaha drums which I have purchased and will be on display, the Yamaha Limited Edition 9000 drum kits in Mellow Yellow and Hot Red, a selection of snare drums and of course the eagerly awaited Yamaha Club Custom. The drum kits will be on display for all to look at and of course if you want to buy one please feel free to do so, all available on 0% finance.
A lot customers get the opportunity to ask questions which is normally a part where the tumble weeds roll by! over the years I have noticed that most drummers who tell me how things should be played and should be done seem to not want to speak when an artist asks if there are any questions! I have been trying for the past twenty years to break down these barriers of getting people to ask questions however it is getting better, hopefully this clinic will bring lots of questions, if you don’t ask the question how will you know the answer?, ask!
After the guys Ash Soan and Neil Wilkinson have performed there will be an opportunity to get up close and say hello and get your drum head, sticks or what ever else you have in mind signed. The one thing I have noticed at the end of an event after El Vino has flowed is the anoraks come out from the wood work and start to ask questions when we are trying to pack up the gear! It always happens it’s a classic, watch out for them as it might be worth catching a photo of them and we will have an anorak of the month!
Really looking forward to meeting everybody for what should be a great night, hope to see you there.