Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DENNIS DIKEN-THE SMITHEREENS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL SNARE--5.5 X 14~

Thanks to Brad Elvis, I had the chance to sit down with Dennis Diken, a founding member of The Smithereens at a show recently. Super nice guy, & I had a lot of fun talking to him. He used his 1.5 Steel Snare--5.5 x 14 for the entire show. Several clips from sound check will be posted in a couple of days on my site. I have always been a huge fan of The Smithereens, and the entire set was simply incredible. This band has not lost a step in their 30+ year career. When talking to him, he has been heavily influenced by Jazz drummers in his life, and his amazing solo showed it. He also performs and tours with Dave Davies, is a producer, and radio DJ. Thanks Again Brad Elvis, and Thank You Dennis. Looking forward to seeing you with Dave Davies~