Over the past few months it has been a busy time for me in the drumming world. Not only did the year start with offers of gigs, but also I have had an increase in enquiries regarding my teaching. I’m clearly doing something right, so much so, I have been asked to perform in a series of Clinics across the UK this April.
During April I will be performing with my good friend Paul Hose and Rob Hirons. To say that I am excited about this experience is an understatement. Some of you might remember last year I did a clinic with Paul Hose at Intersales Music in Kettering. This was a brilliant experience and was full of drummers who had many questions about becoming a full time musician. This I loved so much, Paul and me decided to do it again on a bigger scale.
Almost 10 months later, this is about to happen. Paul Hose’s career as a drummer is colourful and diverse. Not only is Paul known and respected as a teacher, but as a concert performer, and recording artist too. Paul’s live work includes television broadcast productions, arena concerts, festivals, touring theatre shows and much more.Paul has worked with a host of artists from across the musical spectrum including Country star, Sarah Jory, The English National Ballet, Grammy award winning Tom Chapin, producer Steve Chapin and guitar virtuoso, Lee Wrathe. Paul also toured extensively with the A1 Events production, “To be Frank,” a tribute to Sinatra and the Rat Pack under the musical direction of Matt Stacey over a six-year period.
This clinic tour wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the talented drummer that is Rob Hirons. Rob has invited us to join him on the UK leg of this tour before heading to more cities throughout Europe. As an active clinician, Rob has performed at drum camps and festivals such as the Tam Tam drum show in Montlucon, the Breizh Drum Session in Rennes, the International Drum Summer Camp in Nevers, and has performed clinics throughout Europe alongside artists such as Carmine Appice, Damien Schmitt, Felix Bohnke, Gérald Manceau, Jean Marc Lajudie, Julien Patoue, Christian Vander, James Kottak, Dawoud Bounabi, JB Perraudin, Mike Terrana, Piwee Desfray, Garry King, Dom Famularo, John Favicchia, Aquiles Preister, Pete Lockett and Massimo Russo. As you’ll possibly agree, a performance you should not miss.
I am honored to have been invited on this tour. Paul and Rob are fantastic players and I look forward to passing on some of my own drumming secrets to everybody that attends. I have an uncontrollable excitement for playing some of the early grooves of the 1940’s & 50’s. Blues and Rockabilly have some brilliant players and I will be giving a brief idea of what those early drummers played on the drum set. I’ll also be performing tracks from my latest album featuring Pete Turland.
All the information for this tour is on my website. If you are not there already, please go to www.glennhallam.co.uk for information on Tickets and venue addresses.
I will of course be updating my twitter feed and the website as the tour progresses, but if you want to contact me in the meantime, please feel free to do so. I would also like to thank Intersales Music for their support with this event.
I look forward to catching up with as many drummers as I can over the next few months, thank you for reading.