My Drum Trek Heroines and Heroes.

Whilst I was swanning around these Islands that we all call home, other folk were busy organising, promoting and finding venues and generally doing sterling work to host a leg of Drum Trek On top of that they would feed and water me and provide a bed for my weary head and an internet connection... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 25

As per the last blog I began my day in Seaford at Jamie Morgan's place.He doesn't live in a beach hut by the way 😉 but it's a nice Seaford shot right? We go back a long way and I have a lot of time and huge respect for him. He is like a brother... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 22

I left Swansea at midday after a nice chill out with Boyd, Kate and Duffy and headed for Pewsey in Wiltshire and my chance to spend some time with the Miles Clan. Alex,the son, I have met on many an occasion when training with Arthur Hull and his dad Geoff came along once to see... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 21

I left Satch and Susan to head South towards my next destination, Swansea. After stopping for fuel I followed an instinct to move West instead and headed for Machynlleth and then Aberystwyth. I had spent a very happy and formative four years of my life in the early 1980’s living in this part of West... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 20

After the Cheswick Village Green circle I headed West to hook up with long time friend and Taiko drummer James 'Bim' Barrow and his partner Babs. They have a son Luke who I only saw briefly, as he was unwell. Bim and I met in Aberystwyth in the early 80's when we were students at... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Days 16/17

Having already pitched my tent prior to the Sheffield circle, I was able to land well at Stainsby Festival and hook up again with my partner in crime Nessa, who brought the contents for the space I had erected. Teamwork 😉 This was always going to be a significant stop on the Trek and oh... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 15

After my morning blogging, Johnny and I went for a bit of scran and I said my goodbyes and headed for The Field of Dreams and Stainsby Festival to pitch my tent. I did so quickly, dropped off some Earth from the North for the opening ceremony and then drove to Sheffield to meet up... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 14

The morning was a slow and easy one with a bit of blogging and then a sunny cafe breakfast out on the streets of Hull. A little bit of Guitar playing with Donna and a new practice exercise called the Spider ( fingering up and down the fretboard) and I was on my way along... Continue Reading →

DrumTrek Day 13

After a wee stop over at the Hebden Bridge base camp it was back to the road again. Thanks to Nessa for the use of the lovely space, showers and good food and company. I was up and away early at 0700 and heading for Stockport on the outskirts of Manchester, where I had a... Continue Reading →

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