My Drums

Today I recorded drums in a music video and I wanted to share a picture of the kit with you. My students never really get to see my real drum kit, as I'm either in schools or students that come for lessons only ever see them stacked in boxes, as we use electric drums for the lessons.

The filming was really fun. I've never done filming for a music video before, despite releasing several albums. Video is so key to a band's exposure now, and so we finally recorded one! It involved travelling to a warehouse somewhere in Birmingham and spending most of the day playing through the song and getting lots of different camera shots. We did individual recordings too, but as the drummer I had to be in all of them too in the background, so I was kept entertained by drumming for most of the day. Then there were some cut scenes filmed in the latter part of the day and that was it.