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Last update: 2015-02-03

Global Drum Network - Episode 7 Revised

2015-02-03 :: Bob Spry
Length: 47m 23s

Welcome to Episode 7, featuring our exclusive interview with the extraordinary PETE LOCKETT. Probably the finest world percussionist on the planet, Pete's CV features work with a host of A-listers in addition to being an accomplished artist in his own right. He's also composed, arranged and performed the ethnic percussion parts on the last 5 James Bond movies, has developed his own smartphone app and is now a published novelist! Enjoy, and always remember; Whatever you Play, Play it with Passion!…

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Global Drum Network - Episode 6

2014-10-27 :: Bob Spry
Length: 57m 16s

Welcome to Episode 6, featuring our exclusive interview with '70s legend DON POWELL of SLADE. As you'll hear, he's really lived the dream while powering the world's favourite GlamRock giants for more then 40 years of hellraising. And don't miss his tale of being attacked on live kids' TV by SHEP, the Blue Peter dog. It's a belter! Rounding off the show we preview this year's London Drum Show and celebrate the launch of our new website: www.globaldrumnetwork.com . Thanks for listening, and always remember; Whatever you Play, Play it with Passion! …

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Global Drum Network - Episode 5

2014-08-18 :: Bob Spry
Length: 52m 33s

Well Folks, it's been a long time coming, but here at last is Episode 5 of the Global Drum Network podcast. This time we're taking a long, hard look at the visceral, epic percussive art that is TAIKO DRUMMING, as practised by the mighty MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS. They're Europe's only touring Taiko ensemble, and they're thunderously good. In Bob's exclusive interview, Mugenkyo's founder NEIL MACKIE gives us the lowdown on all things Taiko, the group itself and he takes us on a walk-through of the individual instruments ontsage prior to curtain-up. Coming up next month is DON POWELL of glam rock giants SLADE ( and it's not even CHRISTMAAAASSS!! ). Get your platform boots on for that one! …

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Global Drum Network - Episode 4

2014-04-30 :: Bob Spry
Length: 46m 22s

Welcome to episode 4 of the Global Drum Network podcast, featuring our interview with the highly acclaimed GILSON LAVIS. World-renowned for his drumming with SQUEEZE and JOOLS HOLLAND'S RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA, Gilson's eclectic career spans 5 decades and he's worked with almost everyone you can name. As you'll hear, he's also an accomplished artist and eloquent raconteur. Enjoy, and always remember; Whatever you play, Play it with passion!…

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Global Drum Network - Episode 3

2014-02-18 :: Bob Spry
Length: 1h 42m 16s

Welcome to episode 3 of the Global Drum Network, our first of 2014. In this bumper, extended edition we welcome some special guests to the studio for exclusive interviews and more. First up is ex-International Footballer-turned-broadcaster and now percussion instrument inventor DION DUBLIN. He joins us for a chat about drums, professional sport and life lessons in general before leading a roomful of us in an inspirational DUBE JAM. Next in is drummer and author SPIKE WEBB. After an entertaining discussion he reads some excerpts from his first book ' Mad, Bad and Dangerous - The Book of Drummers' Tales '. Listen up for details of how you can win a signed book and DVD package in our great competition. And last but by no means least in anyone's book, drumming legend BOB HENRIT ( Argent / The Kinks ) tells us about a couple of books he's working on. We hope you enjoy this special edition. If you do, please feel free to tell your friends, follow us on Twitter ( @GlobalDrumNet ) or 'Like' us on Facebook ( Global Drum Network ). Thanks for listening, and always remember; Whatever You Play, Play It With Passion! …

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Global Drum Network Episode 2

2013-11-17 :: Bob Spry
Length: 1h 13m 59s

Welcome to episode 2 of the Global Drum Network. Features this time include interviews with some truly inspirational players: STEVE WHITE ( Paul Weller / Style Council / Oasis / Trio Valore ), CHERISSE OSEI ( Mika / Paloma Faith / Bryan Ferry ) and BOB HENRIT ( Argent / The Kinks / Adam Faith ). And always remember: Whatever you play, Play it with Passion! …

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Global Drum Network Episode 1

2013-09-12 :: Bob Spry
Length: 1h 17m 54s

Welcome to our first episode! On this special edition we feature a report from the annual FREDDIE GEE DRUM ACADEMY, including interviews with STEVE WHITE, PETE CATER and GEOFF DUGMORE. We also take a look at the ethereal world of the haunting instrument that is THE HANG (played by our guest CLOUDSONG), and take a fond look back at the life and career of the late, great COZY POWELL. Enjoy, and remember; WHATEVER YOU PLAY, PLAY IT WITH PASSION!…

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Global Drum Network

GLOBAL DRUM NETWORK is a vibrant, professionally-produced monthly podcast, bringing together and informing the worldwide community of drummers and percussionists - wherever and whoever you are. We aim to inspire our listeners by bringing you the very best in news, features and interviews with leading players, insights, advice and, uniquely, product reviews and demonstrations which can be heard in studio quality. We record these in our own professional studios to enable independent, objective comparison between new products and benchmark instruments. We believe this is a truly groundbreaking development, for the first time enabling listeners to hear the qulaities of an instrument for themselves to make an informed buying decision in a way which the written word alone cannot. In addition to this we will be encouraging two-way communication with our listeners and enabling worldwide networking as we bring musicians together to collaborate in discussions, projects and live events. It's an established fact that the drum is offically the coolest instrument on the planet! We're extremely excited at the massive potential of the Global Drum Network, and welcome your input and participation as you join us on our journey. Whoever you are, wherever you are, come and help us beat out the rhythm of life!

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