|JOBEKY DRUM FESTIVAL|
|BLOG - WHAT'S GOING ON?|
|Sunday, 01 November 2009 00:00|
The first event staged by Jobeky Drums saw a mouth watering line up of UK manufactures and drum clinics and as a result, drew a good sized crowd to the Staffordshire Showground.
They drew a lot of attention and showed just why more and more top flight drummers are bringing the Jobeky 'e' drum element into their kits. The drums even managed to entice Al Murray away from his pint at the bar!
It was great to finally meet up with Kevin from Duallist and to check out the recent enhancements to their pedal range. Judging by the amount of activity on their stand, Duallist's rise as force to be reckoned with in both single, double and triple pedals continues.
Clinics ran through out the day with each drummer seemingly complimenting each others varied style.
Robin Guy is what I call old school Rock 'n' Roll from the Keith Moon academy of drumming.
Cobus Potgieter, the YouTube sensation, flew in from South Africa to make his debut on the clinic stage and performed on one of the new Jobeky kits. Although "insanely" nervous, his performance shone through and he delighted his many fans who had travelled to see him
It's not everyday that you come across a Snare Drum with your name on it! This snare was made by Carrera Drums to commemorate the 'Stick It To MS' World Record and contains the names of the drummers from the Mike Dolbear Forum who were a part of the World Record.
Although this was the first show Colin and Jane (from Jobeky) had staged, you would have thought they were old pros as (on the face of it) everything ran smoothly and if there were any dramas, we weren't aware of them.