I am now the newest addition to the MCD Percussion artists roster, and their very first Canadian endorser!!
I am extremely pleased to finally be able to announce my endorsement deal with MCD Percussion, an absolutely amazing custom drum company from Philadelphia PA. After months of design, planning, and excellent service, I received my brand new kit this week and it is amazing!! These drums are awesome!!! I can’t wait to start gigging with it and to spread the word about MCD drums.
Here are the specs of my new kit:
Canadian maple ply in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome single-sided beavertail lugs
18X22 10 ply
9X12 6 ply
16X16 8 ply
5.5X14 solid shell curly hickory in custom black/cherry burst
Chrome beavertail lugs
A huge thank-you to Mike Mastropietro, Nick Costa, and the whole MCD family. Thank-you so much for creating an absolutely beautifully flawless drum-set.
See you on the road!
So I arrived back home last week and got straight to work.
I had some things to prep for that needed some work such as a great little session here in Montreal. It is for an aspiring singer by the name of Jamey Barron. Like I mentioned in my last blog; it’s sort of an Orbison/ Crazy Horse vibe. I laid the drum tracks in the studios live room with my most favorite bass player Shian Ramjohn with Jamey playing guitar, harmonica, and singing. It went quickly and we got all 9 tunes laid in 2 days.
I will be adding some percussion this Sunday and the rest of the instruments should be added in the next month. I’m looking forward to hearing the final product.
I am also getting set for an upcoming launch with Laurel Jackson on September 17th at O Patros Vys located at 356 Avenue du Mont-Royal East in Montreal.
She is a local singer based in NDG and she will be launching her first EP “In The Skin”. We had our first rehearsal last night and it went great!
The rest of the month has me spending a whole bunch of time with my son Cash, getting the tunes up and running with Exit 451, planning a November tour with The Jimmyriggers, and finishing the demo for The Marshalls. I may even be able to get my jazz quartet going.
Jasmine has headed off to Hamilton and Toronto for the next 5 days as Ladies Of The Canyon has been nominated for a CCMA(Canadian Country Music Award). Wish em luck!
If any of you are going to be out and about this Saturday; come on down to Le St. Ciboire at 1693 Rue Saint-Denis for a great show. I am playing with Satori. We are a pop trio and are doing an hours set at 10:00. Bring your friends!
Thanks for readin!