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Pete Cater Drum Clinic @ Cookes, Norwich on 31/03/16

Pete Cater Drum Clinic @ Cookes, Norwich on 31/03/16

Cookes Band Instruments will be hosting a Drum Clinic with estemeed big band drummer Pete Cater on Thursday 31st March 2016.

Pete Cater photo by Rodgers Photography

Photo: Rodgers Photography

Pete heads up his own band – The Pete Cater Big Band – and is regarded as one of the UK’s finest bandleaders and big band drummers. Take a look at Pete’s biog on the Premier website here

I will have the privilege of supporting Pete at this event, so I’d best get practising..!

For those of you who don’t know what a “Drum Clinic” is, it’s basically a valuable chance to see a pro drummer perform (usually solo, sometimes with backing tracks) up close. You will also be able to ask them questions about their playing. Drum Clinics differ from “masterclasses” in that there’s no need to bring any equipment – generally only the clinician plays.

So even if jazz or big band music isn’t “your thing”, come along on 31 March 2016 and witness a great UK pro at the top of his game. Make sure you’re on time, and you’ll also see me rattle through a few ideas too.

Tickets are only £8 and are available from Cookes on 01603 623563. Make sure you get your tickets soon as this clinic is almost certain to sell out. It will take place at 7pm at Cookes, 34 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AQ.

Nina Baker – Single Bed (official video)

Here’s the video for Nina Baker’s debut single “Single Bed”, taken from her forthcoming album “Quite Frankly”.

I was part of a fantastic band on the album, including my long-term rhythm section partner Fredy Solstice, and guitar genius Adam Moore.

“Single Bed” is released digitally on 18 November 2013 :)