Sunday, August 17, 2008

Matt Paull's drum solo

My son Matt has just uploaded a video of him playing to a Dream Theater backing track. He created the backing track on his own and played all the instruments himeself. The sound and picture quality of the camera was not too brilliant but the drumming was very good.
Follow the link below to check it out.

Matt Paull's Dream Theater drum solo

Friday, August 15, 2008

Taupo Community Expo

The Taupo Youth Wind band is playing tomorrow (Saturday 16th) at the Great Lake Centre in Taupo. Both my sons are members of this fantastic ensemble which is steadily putting together a very good set of material. They will be playing for half an hour from 12:30pm.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Extremely busy week. Couple of gigs over the weekend. One at Suncourt with the bliss duo, the other at the Taupo Cossie for the Ulysses club with Working Class. Both nights were fantastic. The Cossie was absolutely packed and the dancefloor was full right from the first song of the evening till 12 O'clock.
Spent many hours helping my son Matt put the final touches to a Dream Theater backing track he has created. He is going to be using this track to audition for a drum competition in Australia later on in the year. He is also going to upload a film of his drum solo on youtube, I'll post a link to this at a later date.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Guitar Tuition Wairakei

I've been teaching guitar at Wairakei school for about 9 months now. I started off with 4 groups of 4 kids. Since the beginning of the year this has increased to 6 groups. I've been really impressed with their enthusiasm and the speed with which they've picked it up.

I did a small musical item with the kids last Christmas and tomorrow we're going to perform again. The School Hall at the moment is sited on the other side of the road. Over the next few weeks the Hall is being relocated on to the School grounds. The performance tomorrow will be the last time the kids have to cross the road to have assemblies and concerts etc.