Saturday, April 2, 2016

ANDY PARKER-UFO-US TOUR-2016-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....


UFO was finally back in the US after several extended tours overseas. They have been touring in support of their new record-Conspiracy Of Stars, and the demand for this band everywhere, and the response to this record, has been huge. Andy Parker used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on it, and it is the third straight UFO record that he has used a Beier Snare Drum on. He also uses them exclusively live, and has two separate complete rigs in Europe and the US with a variety of them. On this tour, he has been using his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 which has been extremely popular. It was so great to catch up with them and see them again.  

The timing of this show as well brought me way back to the first time I saw them live in 1976. Next month it will be 40 years. It was their first time in the US, and I have been a non-stop fan since that day. I remember so clearly standing their as a kid watching Andy play through their set. Today, he plays my snare drums all over the world. And not only does he play my drums...he absolutely loves them. His family has a manufacturing background as well in England, and he appreciates things that are truly made by someone. Have had great discussions with him on tooling, powder coating, cutting snare beds, etc..,  

This band is non-stop, their popularity is enormous, & they sound as great as they always did. I could not be happier about that, along with an enormous legion of fans. Great to see you Andy and all of you guys.....See you soon.....