Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DAVID NORTHRUP-LIVE ON TOUR-THE OAK RIDGE BOYS CHRISTMAS TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14~

I had the amazing opportunity to get together with Nashville legend David Northrup when The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Tour rolled through this last weekend. It was their 40th Anniversary. To sum it up: It was a dazzling display of professionalism and talent. There is a reason they are on their fourth decade of live performance, and quite literally, their third generation of fans.

David has used my 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on the track "My Guns" with Mike McCarroll (link below), and most recently on a Contemporary Christian track for a record which will be out any time now. He used his new 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for the first part of this show, and it went spectacularly well. According to him...Even the Sound Engineer absolutely loved the drum. This type of feedback is always wonderful to hear here, especially coming from a player of this caliber. His touring/recording credits are incredibly extensive & include, to name a few...Travis Tritt, John Waite, Wynonna, John Mellencamp, Tanya Tucker, Pam Tillis, Joe Diffie, and on it goes. He was also voted the #2 Country Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll in 2009, and #2 Clinician in 2010. He will be using his new 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on tour with The Oak Ridge Boys for the 2015.  Live clips of this show will be posted in the next couple of weeks, and will update this post. I told him several times, but will say it again here: Thank You David Northrup....I appreciate your time and interest in Beier Drums.....




 












  

NEW PICTURES, VIDEO CLIPS, AND AUDIO CLIPS....

Please do stop and check out some of the new media material on this site, and You Tube. There are new video clips of Pat McDonald's solo from the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix on his live snare-1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14-(Thanks Randy Walker), a clip from Achim Faerber using his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 with only brushes on the Peter Heppner Acoustic Tour, a Christmas clip from Sam Lumsden in Scotland with his students at his school of instruction with the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, Randy Walker on his Beier 2mm Brass--6 x 14, Dennis Diken's solo with The Smithereens on his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, and some more clips from Quiet Riot from the Bang Your Head Tour with Frankie Banali on the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15. Numerous new pictures have been posted, and there are new Audio samples from Frankie Banali on the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15, Achim Faerber on his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14, Brad Elvis of The Romantics, Ron Otis' live solo with Earl Klugh, and Jamo VanDeBogert-All with their 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14.





Thursday, December 11, 2014

ACHIM FAERBER-ACOUSTIC TOUR-PETER HEPPNER-UPDATE & VIDEO~

Achim Faerber (Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Prag, Automat) recently completed a very successful & mostly sold-out acoustic tour with Peter Heppner in Germany. It was so well received...It will be continued in September 2015. Achim told me it was a very interesting experience for him using only mallets, brushes & shakers for the entire tour. He did not use any sticks. Quite a diversion from his heavy hitting duties for Eisbrecher & Project Pitchfork. He also used the Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for all of the shows as he does in Project Pitchfork, Prag & Automat. Link below for an excellent clip from the tour. Regarding the photo he sent below...:

"A small shaker in the right hand, left hand just slaps the 5.5 x 14 steel snare, and the only bass you hear in the room is my 14 x 26 Broadcaster Bass Drum from 1937.  Love it..."

Achim Faerber












Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GERMAN INDUSTRIAL METAL GIANTS EISBRECHER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM-"SCHOCK"-JANUARY 27TH~

Industrial metal giants Eisbrecher are set to release their new album "Schock" January 27th. Achim Faerber is the man behind the kit for Eisbrecher, and I truly appreciate you adding Beier Drums in the credits Achim. Your support has always been, and always will be most appreciated here. Link below for pe-orders in the U.S through Amazon. The cover in the US will be red, and the German release will be white. Check out their website for tour dates and info....










SAM LUMSDEN VIDEO-FIRST CLASS DRUMS-SCOTLAND-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Thanks Sam Lumsden at First Class Drums in Scotland for your recent video "Carol Of The Bells" with your students using the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare--5.5 x 14. They are very fortunate to have an instructor with your skills. You did a great job on this, the kids sound great, and I always appreciate your support live, in the studio, and in your school.....  









Friday, November 28, 2014

BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14-AVAILABLE AT FORKS DRUM CLOSET THIS SATURDAY-11/29

The Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 will be available at Forks Drum Closet starting this weekend. This drum has been extremely well received by the drumming community. It is the go-to live snare for Monte Yoho of The Outlaws & Blackhawk, Andy Parker of UFO, Pat McDonald of The Charlie Daniels Band, Trent Anderson (Tuff, Bang Tango, Dmolls) in his show band Sushi Roll Band, and Achim Faerber in one of his many roles playing with Eisbrecher, Project Pitchfork, Prag, Automat & Peter Heppner. Artimus Pyle is currently rehearsing with the drum and will be starting with it live in December, and Jack Gavin (Tanya Tucker, Rising Sun Studio) has also just started using it in live shows. The drum has been used extensively as well in the studio, and live for select shows by numerous players in the industry. Please see my Audio Page for clips of this drum. It retains the traditional sound of all of the 1.5 Steel Series, with added bottom and mid. The 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15 will arrive at Forks the first week of December as well.












Friday, November 21, 2014

UFO-NEW ALBUM RELEASE AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED-ANDY PARKER-BEIER DRUMS~

UFO just announced the release date of their always anticipated new record, and tour dates. The new record-"A Conspiracy Of Stars" will be released worldwide on February 23rd. The World Tour in support of this record will start in Barby, Germany on February 20th. Andy Parker is a long time supporter of Beier Drums, has a complete set in Europe and the US, and plays them exclusively live. The newest addition to that is the 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15, which I am really looking forward to hearing feedback from Andy on. Please see their website for information on picking up the new record, and for all live dates and information...







Thursday, November 20, 2014

UPDATE-FRANKIE BANALI-QUIET RIOT-BANG YOUR HEAD TOUR & THE BEIER 1.5 STEEL SNARE--5.5 X 15~

This is an update to the story this Summer with Quiet Riot headlining the Bang Your Head Tour, and Frankie Banali taking time out to give the Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 a whirl live. This was an interesting experiment, as Frankie plays snares that are 6" or deeper live-Always. The drum went over extremely well, had numerous comments from drummers in the audience, and the entire show that evening was simply a great time. Even Trent Anderson (Tuff, Bang Tango, Dmolls) was there to pick up his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. All of these bands are sounding great, and I hope this tour comes around again. Check out the link below for clips from the show. Thanks Again Frankie. I always appreciate your time and counsel. Looking forward to seeing Quiet Riot live again very soon....








JACK GAVIN-RISING SUN STUDIOS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL SNARE--6.5 X 14......

Jack Gavin has just started taking his Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 out for live gigs. This was great news here. Jack is the owner of Rising Sun Studios east of Nashville. He also was the drummer for Charlie Daniels for many years, Tracy Lawrence, and has been with Tanya Tucker since 2003. He is a much sought after session player in Nashville, and has endless experience in live performance with numerous artists. Thanks for taking time out Jack. Will look forward to your feedback. Will be updating this story....





ARTIMUS PYLE-THE LEGEND BEHIND THE SOUND OF LYNYRD SKYNYRD-BEIER 1.5 STEEL SNARE--6.5 X 14~

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame drummer Artimus Pyle just received his Beier 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14, & I am very happy about it. He will be using the drum live with The Artimus Pyle Band starting 12/4 at their next show. Will update this story as clips and audio come in here. I met Artimus through one of the all-time greats in music, ardent long time supporter of Beier Drums, and all-around great guy-Monte Yoho of The Outlaws. I saw The Artimus Pyle Band that day, and they were incredible. Thanks Again Artimus. I appreciate your interest, your communication on the drum, and am looking forward to working with you for a long time to come.







MARK BECKETT'S KIT-OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN-"SUMMER NIGHTS"-FLAMINGO-LAS VEGAS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15......

Mark Beckett just sent me this great pic of his kit at The Flamingo on the set of Olivia Newton John's show "Summer Nights". The drum is the new Beier 1.5 Steel--4 x 15. It is done in gloss white, and will be a whole new series here at Beier Drums. The drum has a huge range, and not only just for a piccolo. The Mid/Bottom range is amazing, and the projection and tone were exactly what I had hoped for in this drum. The specs and concept were Mark's, and I am really thrilled to see it in live use. Thank You Mark....








DENNIS DIKEN-LIVE CLIPS WITH THE SMITHEREENS & DAVE DAVIES OF THE KINKS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14

I was fortunate enough to see Dennis Diken perform twice in the last month: Once with The Smithereens, and the second time on Dave Davies solo tour. Both times Dennis used the Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 live, and he also has been using it in shows with The Smithereens. I was introduced to him by Brad Elvis. He is a super nice guy, and he also is a spectacular drummer. There are a number of new clips on my You Tube Channel of his solo, and songs live with The Smithereens and Dave Davies. Thanks Again Dennis....Looking forward to seeing The Smithereens live soon~












BRAD ELVIS-THE ROMANTICS-NEW LIVE VIDEO CLIP--

Recently posted an excellent live clip of Brad Elvis with The Romantics and his Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. This was from last month's show at The Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. As I said in my initial post in October...This was an amazingly fun show, and Brad Elvis's playing say's it all. I asked Brad, and he said he does not solo per se. But his fills are something I simply have to catch on video next time I see him live with his band The Handcuffs, or with The Romantics. They are....Amazing. Thanks for sending this Brad...Look forward to seeing you soon....








NASHVILLE'S MICHAEL GRANDO LIVE WITH JOE DIFFIE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14~

Nashville's Michael Grando just sent me a message, and is now using his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare--5.5 x 14 as his go-to drum, and I was very happy to hear this. For many years he was Chris Knight's drummer & appeared on his "Heart Of Stone" album & "Little Victories". After years of touring with Chris, he left to pursue other projects. In 2013 he took the drum seat for multi-platinum recording artist Joe Diffie, and continues to perform live with him. He has also recorded and/or performed with Charlie Daniels, Jason Aldean, Dan Baird, Todd Snider, Warner E. Hodges (Jason & The Scorchers), Bomshel, Cowboy Troy, Mike Aiken, Austin Cunningham,  Shawn Mullins, Kristen Hall, Francine Reed, Col. Bruce Hampton, "Big Bill" Morganfield, Blueground Undergrass, and many others. Link below for live dates for Joe Diffie. Thanks Michael Grando for your support.....I really appreciate it.





ACHIM FAERBER-ACOUSTIC TOUR WITH PETER HEPPNER~BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14

Achim Faerber (Eisbrecher/Project Pitchfork/Prag/Automat) just sent me these pics from the acoustic tour he is doing with Peter Heppner. The tour has been much welcomed by fans with the first show in a large old church being sold out in Bochum, Germany. Achim is using the Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for the entire tour. Please see the link below for Achim's website, tour dates, and other info. Thanks for these images Achim....Have a great run...







Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MIKE COLLINS-METTS RYAN & COLLINS-NEW VIDEO AND ALBUM~

I recently heard from Mike Collins (Throwback Suburbia/Dilana/Earl Slick), and he sent me a link to the video for the song "Oregon" from Metts Ryan & Collins upcoming self-titled debut release. Mike used the Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on this record, and his sound, and this band are simply phenomenal. Check out the link for the video below. It is absolutely one of the best productions I have seen in quite some time, and the song is rockin. Mike will also be appearing with Dilana at NAMM this year on the Go Pro Stage at The Grand Plaza, January 23rd at 11:00 am. Later that day they will be doing an acoustic set at the Sennheiser Stage. Metts Ryan & Collins will also be playing January 24th at an industry party in LA on the Strip. Please check their Facebook for details as the location is announced. Congrats Mike on some great work. And Thank You Metts Ryan & Collins for making this new record available on vinyl when it is released. Release Party is February 7th, 2015 at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. Link below for info. and tickets.