Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ANDY PARKER OF UFO-SUMMER EUROPEAN TOUR-VIDEO WITH ACHIM SCHULZE-ROBB PHILPOTTS-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 14.....

UFO have had a very busy summer in Europe with numerous shows, headlining festivals, etc.., They have always had a huge response in Europe, and that continues non-stop...

Andy Parker took his new 1.5 Steel--8 x 14 out for the first time. The drum is in Gloss White to match his Premier kit which is his kit in his overseas rig. The result was that he, and everyone involved in the show, absolutely loves this drum. He had asked me some time ago about this size, and it really has turned out to be a perfect match for what he wants. Andy also has used a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for years with this kit.

The band will also be heading back to the U.S. in the Fall for a another tour with Saxon & Jared James Nichols. Will update the Latest News next month when it begins.

Huge Thanks going out to Robb Philpotts for all of the below pics, and your great comments on Beier Drums. Also to Andy & Achim Schulze for the video. Andy of course is one of Rock's legends, and Achim is one of the most highly respected FOH Engineers in this business, and has been for over 25 years for The Scorpions, UFO, and others.  Appreciated this you guys! (Link below for video clip)...






















Thursday, August 10, 2017

DEL GRAY-LITTLE TEXAS TOUR 2017-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14 & 4 X 15....

Little Texas rolled though town several weeks ago on their tour, & I finally got to meet up with Del Gray for the first time. He picked up a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 some time ago, and has used it non-stop as his main since. 

Meeting up and talking drums with Del is like seeing an old friend and picking up where you left off. It was such a great time, this band is unreal, and they deliver in a huge kind of way live. They always did, and still do. The show is a mix of their hits and new material, and is something I am looking forward to seeing again already.

Del also just started with his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15, and will be using that on the road as well. His comments so far: "The sensitivity of this snare is second to none....". It will be great to see him live next time with this drum....

Thanks Del for everything.....!









Sunday, August 6, 2017

NEW UFO ALBUM SEPTEMBER 29TH-THE SALENTINO CUTS-ANDY PARKER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

UFO is set to release their next studio album September 29th. It is a selection of covers that each member of the band picked from their favorites. Andy Parker used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on this record which has been his main for years now. He also used an earlier drum from here....The 2mm Brass 5 x 14. This will be the fourth consecutive studio album from UFO, and a Best Of A Decade release with Andy using his selection of snare drums from Beier Drums. 

Will update this when the record is out. Thank You Andy as always.....I am really looking forward to this!



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CHAD MELCHERT-NEW SINGLES FROM ADAM GREGORY & JUSTIN LABRASH-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Two new singles from Canadian artists were just released: Adam Gregory-Dirt Road Therapy, & Justin Labrash-Front Row Seat. One of Canada's first call session and live drummers-Chad Melchert was on both of them with his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14.

Congrats to Adam & Justin on two really excellent tunes, and Thank You Chad Melchert as always. Links below to purchase the singles, and for Chad's live dates with Gord Bamford....











ZACK STEWART-LIVE WITH JOSH THOMPSON IN WISCONSIN-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 15....

Zack Stewart was just in town again , this time it was on his main gig with Josh Thompson. This is an amazing band, and I missed them last Winter due to the weather. I was really looking forward to this show...

He had his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15 along which is one his mains. That drum he has been using for just over a year, and also was recently in S.I.R. Nashville laying tracks with the band with it. He also has played a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 live with this band.  

Zack also just got back from Germany from a visit with Sonor. I have always been a huge fan of Sonor, and I think it would be hard to find a drummer who is not. The company is really a remarkable story, and talking to Zack about the specifics there was really, really interesting. The next time I am back in Germany....I simple have to visit them. Link below to his video at the facory.

Thanks Zack!....Look forward to seeing you guy's soon....










Friday, July 28, 2017

SHANE GAMBLE-NEW SINGLE-TANGLED IN YOU-MIKE DAWSON-BEIER 1.5 STEEL 15" SERIES.....

Shane Gamble's new single: "Tangled In You" was released this Tuesday. It is a single from an upcoming full length album, and I have really been looking forward to this. This band is among my favorites, and I listen to them often. It is melodic, thoughtful music, with a band that is overflowing with talent. Mike Dawson used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 & 6.5 x 15 on this entire record, & also used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 on Shane's 2015 record "American Heart".  

Congrats you guy's on another hit, and Thanks Again going out to Mike Dawson. Cannot wait to hear the full album when it is released!...(Link below to Shane's website to purchase his music...)




BOB ML TRESSLER-THE NEW WHISKEY RIVER BAND-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14.....

Bob ML Tressler recently picked up his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 from Drum Center Of Portsmouth. Have had a lot of great discussions with Bob in recent month's, and was really looking forward to his take on the drum. He really, really knows exactly what he wants from a drum, and that is always very welcome here. Matching players up with what they want, a specific size, type of head, etc.., has always been the #1 priority here.

He was introduced to the drum by Keith Zebroski at a Miranda Lambert show, and contacted me after that show.  Bob was Keith's instructor in the early years, and they have stayed in touch. Keith had that same size of drum on tour. It was used on the later part of Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour, Miranda Lambert's Keeper Of The Flame Tour, and part of the Highway Vagabond Tour. 

Bob is incredibly active with his band: The New Whiskey River Band. They are continually playing live in a variety of settings and for different events. He also is laying tracks for upcoming Country artist Bentley Lewis. Live, and with the tracks for Bentley, he is using his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. Those will be done this Fall, and of course will update the Latest News on these.

Thanks Again for everything Bob. Thanks as well to Tony Interlande of Drum Center Of Portsmouth. You are always unbelievably helpful, and Bob could not have been happier with your service, and with this drum.













CHAD MELCHERT-FOUR-TIME CCMA DRUMMER OF THE YEAR-GORD BAMFORD-180 DRUMS PODCAST-BEIER DRUMS.....

Chad Melchert, four-time CCMA Drummer Of The Year, and touring/studio drummer for Gord Bamford, was recently on the 180 Drums Podcast. It is a great listen with timeless advice on drums, playing, and the business.

I really like Podcasts, and there are more of them all of the time. Every single one of them is really well done. It can be difficult sometimes time-wise to sit and fully listen to them. I always do though, and do so when I am in the office which is when I can truly listen fully to them. Invariably,  I am always really glad I did. 

Chad is one of Canada's greatest drummers ever, and continues on a path in his career....A career that will only continue to get bigger than it already is.  

Thanks for the mention Chad......






Monday, July 24, 2017

DAMIAN FIGURES-FORKS DRUM CLOSET-SNARE OF THE DAY-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 12....

Thank You going out this morning to Damian Figures at Fork's Drum Closet....

He recently featured the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12 in the Snare Of The Day at Fork's Drum Closet, and has featured many of my drums in the past. Fork's Drum Closet has been a main source for players for all sizes of Beier Drums, and they just simply are one of the best in this entire industry.

As always....I really appreciated this Damian.....
   



Saturday, July 22, 2017

PETER RESLINSKI-THUNDER BAY BLUES FESTIVAL-LINDA RYMA PHOTOGRAPHY-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--7.5 X 15

Peter Reslinski recently picked up a 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 from Fork's Drum Closet in Nashville, and he wanted to use it July 9th at the Thunder Bay Blue Festival with his band Driven. The results?....Were Fantastic. He received numerous comments from band members, other acts, and sound engineers. Their set and the entire festival was a huge success. This is a huge 3-day, and all-day event as well. 

Peter is also in the studio with Mark Saville laying tracks with this drum. This is always of huge interest to me, and will update this when those are released of course. Thanks as well to Linda Ryma Photography in Thunder Bay, Ontario for use of your excellent images of Peter and the band. 

I really, really appreciate everything Peter, and am looking forward to staying in touch. Thank You for taking that drum with you.....


"Jim, my goodness, your snare blew the roof off the place. I've never had so much interest in a drum before. There were world-class touring acts, and world-class audio engineers....All blown away. I Thank You so much for your incredible talents in building such an instrument. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!" - Peter Reslinski-Driven













Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE HAILS-IMPEL-JULY 20TH RELEASE-BOBBY MACINTYRE OF STUDIO 71-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--4 X 15, 5.5 X 15, 6.5 X 15....

The Hails are set to release their debut EP on July 20th. It was recorded at Studio 71 with Bobby MacIntyre who is an industry leading engineer, producer, and player. Zach Taylor is the drummer for the band, and Bobby used the 1.5 Steel--4 x 15, 5.5 x 15, & 6.5 x 15 on this entire record. They have released a single (Parking Lot) that can be heard on Sound Cloud (link below). That has the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 on it. I really, really like the vibe of this band, and am looking forward to picking it up in a couple of days. 

Bobby, with the arrival of his 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 15 this week, will be one of two people that has the entire collection of the Beier 15" Steel Series Snare Drums. They are his go-to mains for everything he does in the studio, and live. Currently he holds the seat with Nil Lara, and is involved in an almost endless list of projects in the studio. There are quite a few releases coming up that I am really looking forward to hearing.

Thank You Bobby for all of your non-stop support. Your one of the most in-depth players & producers I know, and are like a long-lost brother to me.....












Monday, July 17, 2017

TAILCREEK MUSIC FESTIVAL-DENNIS BOISVERT & DAN LEVASSEUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

I had a nice surprise from Canada several weeks ago......

Dennis Boisvert recently picked up a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 (Gloss White) at Long & McQuade-Edmonton North after a clinic. The ever-helpful Mike Shawcross of Long & McQuade mentioned this to me in a conversation.

Recently the drum turned up with Dennis at the Tail Creek Mudfest/Music Festival. This is a large festival that runs from end of June to early July. As well, he was nice enough to let Dan Levasseur give the drum a spin during his set as well. I got huge compliments from both of these guy's, and it was wonderful to hear.

As well, Cory Harding is a widely known event photographer in Canada and covered the event. Want to extend my Thanks to him again for allowing use of the images he took. I am the world's worst photographer, and so-value these images from professionals like him. 

Thank You Again Dennis for choosing one of my drums, Dan for taking time out and your comments, and again to Cory Harding, Mike Shawcross, and Long & McQuade~ 



Cory Harding Photgraphy
Cory Harding Photography
Cory Harding Photography










Sunday, July 16, 2017

MIKE DAWSON VIDEO-ENTIRE COLLECTION OF THE BEIER 1.5 STEEL 15" STEEL SERIES.......

Mike Dawson released a video last week of all four of the Beier 1.5 Steel 15" Snare Drums. This has been a LOT of fun reading the comments, and getting correspondence on it. It really is interesting to see what players think about each of the drums, and why. So far?.....The 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 is the winner!

I will be updating the Latest News on this video very soon. In the meantime, please do leave a comment or contact me directly with your thoughts. 

Thank You Mike Dawson.....




THE OUTLAWS-LEGACY LIVE TOUR & SOUTHERN UPRISING TOUR 2017-MONTE YOHO....BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14 & 6.5 X 14...

The Outlaws are in the middle of a very busy tour season. They are currently on the Southern Uprising Tour, and their Legacy Live Tour. 

Long-time user of my gear, and unbelievably loyal and supportive friend-Monte Yoho, has his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 out with him as his main, & 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 out as his auxiliary once again. These two drums have been on the road for years with him, and continue to be his go-to's always.

The band also have been in the studio recording for an upcoming release as a follow up to their two-disc set: Legacy Live. That album is considered by many to be one of the best live albums, from any band, in a long time. I have played it countless times, and it is a true live album from one of the greatest Southern Rock bands of all-time. To hear Monte using my drums on it, is something that will always be very meaningful to me.

Please do see their new website, & Thank You Monte.....Hope to see you guy's soon!