Hello all.


Sorry it’s been a while. Been doing stuff that’s stopped me from writing. Plus I’m actually kinda lazy.

What’s been happening? Well both Hercules Mandarin and Driven By Harness have finished the records that we’ve been working.


HM’s Enjoy The Flight came out digitally at the end of 2015 and we’re an album launch at The Old Hairdressers at the end of March where the album will be launched proper. We’re creating an ‘evening with’ kinda vibe where you’ll get a drink on arrival plus your cash for your ticket will also pick you up either a CD or a T-Shirt – whichever you’d prefer. Support for the evening will come from Paul Gilbody – an Edinburgh based singer/songwriter who’d we’re really excited to have come and play for us.


DBH launch their ep the following week at the Depot in Leith, Edinburgh. The 7 track disc is called ‘The Trade in Lunacy’ and will be available to purchase on the night and from Bandcamp when out. A sold out show is a given for both so get your tickets fast.

Trade In Lunacy image


The Invitations have been hard at work, prepping and shooting some new video content. We shot 2 videos in one day, again with Rod Tamime at the helm. It went pretty smoothly and I’m again excited to share the finished product when it’s ready. We introduced a new bassist to the band – Mark Paterson. A young guy making his way up in the circuit and already he’s proving to be awesome. Really positive, a great player and just great to be around. He took over at the turn of 2016 and has fit in right away.

Set Up For The Video Shoot
Set Up For The Video Shoot.


Drummers Only continues to grow and grow. We did our first proper ‘Pad night’ for our students – which I led and took the students through some fundamental practice pad ideas in order to facilitate their development. It was set up in a kind of drum circle idea and about 20 or so students came along. We hope to continue these events monthly and the next one will be the 30th of March.


The Pad Night students.
The Pad Night students.


So it’s been a busy and successful few months in drum land again and I hope it continues in all aspects.


Till next time, I hope to see you at a gig.