Thursday, March 23, 2017

TONIGHT....ANDY PARKER LIVE WITH UFO ON THE UFO/SAXON SPRING TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14 & 8 X 14...

Really looking forward to tonight to seeing Andy Parker again. UFO is on the road with Saxon this Spring, and Andy will have several of his Beier Drums along with him. I will also be in Chicago for a show this weekend, & Mike Collins (Metts-Ryan-Collins, Earl Slick, Throwback Suburbia, Dilana) will be flying in for that show as well. His primary is a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14, which is also Andy's for all European dates.

The main drum for this tour will be his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 which he has used for years now. That was also one of the first that I manufactured here in that size. He will also have his 1.5 Steel--8 x 14 along with him on this tour which is is new.

Will update......!




WILLIAM DILLA & HIS BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 12....

After a visit with David Northrup in 2017 at an Oak Ridge Boys show, and upon his suggestion, I decided to put out a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12. The drum has done extremely well on the road, in clinics, and through Fork's Drum Closet.

One of the customers was William Dilla, and from his comment below, and former comments...he is really enjoying this drum. Every single person that has one simply seems to love this drum, and it is great to have this drum being used as much as it is. 

Thank You William Dilla & David Northrup..... 




"I've been playing this snare drum a lot lately...I just love the sound"

William Dilla


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SAM LUMSDEN-SCOTLAND-NEW VIDEO'S.....BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Sam Lumsden in Scotland is one of these great friends....That I have never met(!) Almost from the beginning he was interested in Beier Drums, and currently has a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 15. 

The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 has been his main for years now, and unfailingly when he is working live, doing video clips, or teaching in his drum school....That drum is in the forefront of his work. He recently posted several more clips ( links below), and is in the running for a huge project. 

Thanks for these as always Sam....And the update. Look forward to hearing from you soon!  








KEVIN KOREMAN-NEW VIDEO IN INSTAGRAM SERIES-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

Chicago based drummer, Kevin Koreman (Independent/The Wild Family/Instrumental Performance-Columbia College) continues with his excellent set of videos on Instagram. He posts every week, and it is great to see him so active, and truly delving into different aspects of drumming. 

He features his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 which he has for some time, and was one of the early players to have one. That was my intention here: To see players continue to use one or more of my drums long after they have had them.  

Thanks Again Kevin.....Appreciate this very much.....



Monday, March 13, 2017

THE BOTTLE ROCKETS LIVE THIS THURSDAY-MADISON WISCONSIN-HIGH NOON SALOON-MARK ORTMANN & HIS BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14...

Just talked to Mark Ortmann today from The Bottle Rockets, and it is always a great conversation. The Bottle Rockets will be bringing their latest tour with Chuck Prophet through Wisconsin this Thursday with a show at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin. 

As a long time fan of Roots Rock/Americana....This band is one of my favorites, and has been for a long time. Mark has been using a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 on the road as his main for the last two years, and also included it on their last release: South Broadway Athletic Club. This venue as well is my favorite in Madison. I played there also, and it is a great wide open room, and has a true "Saloon Vibe". These guys will knock it out for sure.

Will update this as always with pics from the show. Information on the event can be found from the link below....









FORKS DRUM CLOSET IN NASHVILLE...NEW ARRIVALS IN MARCH....

The first arrivals this month to Fork's Drum Closet have arrived. In this shipment there is a 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 12, 6.5 x 15 & 7.5 x 15. They also carry other sizes as well, and have a 1.5 Steel--4 x 15, 5.5 x 14, 6.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 15 in Textured Black in stock, and a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 in Gloss White. 

Please do note that if the size that you want has been sold, I am always making drums for special orders through them that will go directly to you. This includes all overseas shipments as well. 

Thank You Forks Drum Closet For Everything....




Saturday, March 11, 2017

ACHIM FAERBER-RADIOPLAY BROADCAST-DIE KORPERFRESSER-"THE BODY SNATCHERS"-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

I recently listened to a Radioplay from Germany of "Die Korperfresser." This was a radio remake of Jack Finney's 1954 classic: "The Body Snatchers". The music was composed by Georg Zeitblom with Achim Faerber on drums. The drum he used is his main snare for virtually almost all of his work: The Beier 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. Georg & Achim are also two of the three members of one of Germany's most heralded electronic music projects: Automat.

I really enjoy Radioplay's, and I wish there were more in North America. They seem to be a thing of the past....At least for now. From a production & musical standpoint, they can be very intense, dark, and/or dramatic. If you love music & a particular instrument....These are great to tune into.

Achim can be found on the music scene in Germany, & almost anywhere in the world actually! He is the drummer for Eisbrecher, one of the three simultaneous drummers for Project Pitchfork, is the touring and recording drummer for Prag, Peter Heppner, Automat, Danny Dziuk, and others. He is widely regarded as one of the premier talents in Europe, and is also a great friend. He also will be starting with #1 of a new drum I am just finishing here. That will be in the Latest News here very soon.

Thank You Achim!










   


DAVID NORTHRUP-OAK RIDGE BOYS-PARAMOUNT CENTER-ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14...

Drumming legend, and one of Nashville's all-time greats-David Northrup, is on the road again with the Oak Ridge Boys on a tour that is non-stop. They continue to entertain audiences everywhere, and are in huge demand as a live act. And if you have seen them recently, you will understand why.

One of his main drums for live shows with them is his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 with Angel Hoops. He has been using that drum for quite some time with them, and in numerous sessions. He also used his 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 on the Oak Ridge Boys Celebrate Christmas record that was released late 2016, and has a 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 15 on the tour with him as well.

These pics are from last week at the Paramount Center For The Arts in St. Cloud, Minnesota on the tour. I will be seeing them later this Summer, and David will be using another size of the 1.5 Steel Series which I think is going to go over very well.

Thanks David. Sorry to miss your call the other day! Great to touch base by email though....Glad everything is going great......











Friday, March 10, 2017

THEODORE BROWN-LIVE DATE-TCU PERFORMANCE ART THEATRE-SASKATOON, CANADA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 15...

Theodore Brown was out live last week at the TCU Performance Art Theatre in Saskatoon with his Beier 15 Steel--8 x 15. He is a long time professional with years of touring experience and studio work, and is a die-hard enthusiast for anything with drums. It is always interesting to see what he is up to configuration-wise, and I am always delighted to see him with one of his main drums....His Beier 1.5 Steel--8 x 15. 

As he said in his post with these images......"Only the beginning...." That type of thinking in drummers is the mark of all great drummers....All of them. It doesn't matter whether your playing in the corner of a small Cafe or in a Stadium....This train of thought is what creates true music~

Thank You Theodore Brown....








Thursday, March 9, 2017

GORD BAMFORD'S CHAD MELCHERT-NEW GRETSCH BROADKASTER KIT-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Gretsch Drums have some of the most loyal and enthusiastic players in the industry today it seems. Chad Melchert is no exception. He just received his new Broadkaster kit, is a part of Gretsch's International Roster, and he could not be happier. It must be said though....They are extremely fortunate to have him as an Artist as well.

Chad uses two snare drums as his main in the studio & live: The 1.5 Steel--4 x 15 & 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14. Both drums are in constant non-stop use, and there are a number of upcoming releases which I am really looking forward to. 

Please check live dates for Gord Bamford to see Chad live, or follow his Facebook page. (Links below...) 

Thank You Chad! Your support and use of my gear is incredibly valued here.....










Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MARK BECKETT AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS-LIVE WITH OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14...

Nashville legend, Mark Beckett (Olivia Newton John, Nashville Sessions, Grand Ole Opry), just got back from South America playing dates with Olivia Newton John. And this week he was at Universal Studios to start a run of live dates in March & April with her before her residency in Las Vegas starts up this Spring. 

Link below to a clip of the show from Universal Studios. Mark was using one of his many Beier Drums: The 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14. This was actually the first one he started with, and it has seen extensive use in sessions, and live.

I finally am going to get to see this show on May 11th. For me to get out of here to Las Vegas for a weekend has seemed impossible, and was thrilled that a date popped up in Chicago. I am really, really looking forward to this.

Thank You Mark for your non-stop & continual use of all of your snare drums from Beier Drums. See you soon....

  








Tuesday, March 7, 2017

GREG MARRA ICONOCLAST PODCAST WITH MIKE HANSEN-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15....

Guitar virtuoso, Greg Marra, just completed Episode 13 of his new Iconoclast Podcast. This one was with Mike Hansen, and was excellent from start to finish.

Mike has had an incredibly extensive career, and currently plays drums as well with Greg in Plenty Heavy. He has used the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 extensively live as his go-to, and in the studio as well-including the last two releases from Plenty Heavy. Mike is also the current drummer for Hurricane, Bouillet, and has also played with George Lynch, Steve Vai & Paula Abdul to name a few.

Many Thanks Mike for discussing your 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 in this episode, and Greg.....You are doing an awesome job with your new podcast. Looking forward to future episodes.....






Saturday, March 4, 2017

EDDIE BAYERS-NEW MOVIE AND SOUNDTRACK-WHEELER-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14....

One of the all-time greats in the music industry, Eddie Bayers, is in the new movie Wheeler. He also used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 for the songs he did for the soundtrack. Link below for the video of  "Pour Me Out Of This Town". I love this tune, and the way Eddie used the drum on it. It is just simply perfect....

I just ordered my copies of the DVD & CD and will update this when I get them. THANK YOU Again For Everything Eddie.










Thursday, March 2, 2017

KEITH ZEBROSKI-LIVE TONIGHT WITH MIRANDA LAMBERT-HIGHWAY VAGABOND TOUR-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 14, 6.5 X 14 & 7.5 X 14...

Hitting the road here soon to catch Keith Zebroski live on Miranda Lambert's Highway Vagabond Tour. He will be firing up his 1.5 Steel--7.5 x 14 which is a new size here at Beier Drums. This drum is #2 in production.

Keith will also have his 1.5 Steel--5.x 14 & 6.5 x 14 on this tour. Those drums have seen a lot of use with the 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 being used on the later part of Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour, and the 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on late night television and live performances.

He is an incredible drummer, and an all-around good guy. This is going to be a lot of fun. Will certainly update this in the Latest News this week....






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BRAD ELVIS OF THE HANDCUFFS & THE ROMANTICS-BENEFIT SHOW IN PEORIA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

Brad Elvis (The Handcuffs, The Romantics) recently performed at a Tribute/Benefit show in Peoria, Illinois where he grew up, and started playing drums. The show was dedicated to a long time musician friend of his-Bob "Whale" Miller, and was at the Limelight Eventplex.

He had along his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 in Gloss White. That is one of four which he has, and has used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 & 5.5 x 15 live with The Handcuffs and The Romantics as well. Brad is a drummer who carries widespread & incredible respect in the drum community. He is also someone who took time out for me from the first time I met him at a show in Milwaukee. We went down to see The Handcuffs play in a club in Milwaukee which was quite some time ago now. I had one of my drums with me, and was having trouble tuning it....Just could not get it right. I asked him when he was putting his gear away if he had a minute, and he said he said he would when he was done. I think it probably took him about 3 minutes to get that drum right. I had been at it for about an hour, and was coming down to the minute. The guy really saved me....

He also has one of the most unique and entertaining styles in drumming. I always say he is a cross of Keith Moon & Ginger Baker, and that is undeniable when you see him play live. But most importantly...His style is all his own, and completely unique. Every great drummer has their influences, and those two are several of his. But all great players, without exception, develop their own deal, and evolve and stay with it. I have sent messages to drummers on a number of occasions that I know will be at a show, or on the bill where he is playing to check him out. It is just something you don't want to miss.

Great hearing from you as always Brad....Thank You for everything. Huge Thank You going out to Tim Lindenbaum for the below shot of Brad at the benefit. I really appreciate you allowing use of this image...It is awesome.










MIKE DAWSON IN THE STUDIO IN NEW YORK-UPCOMING RELEASE FROM DAYAN-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--5.5 X 15....

Mike Dawson was in New York this week working on tracks for an upcoming record from electronic artist Dayan. He had his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 with him which will be on the new release, and this record is something I have really been looking forward to for some time now. Links below to the clips of Mike in the studio...They are a total knockout from start to finish. He completely defined this drum with these. Links below for two clips.   

Thank You Mike Dawson....







BORIS BLACKWOOD-LIVE IN EDMONTON ALBERTA-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--8 X 13....

It has been a brief time since Boris Blackwood has had his 1.5 Steel--8 x 13, and the drum is seeing a lot of use live. This drum, as noted previously here, is a one-off.....And is in the exact right place with the right player. 

He had the drum out with one of the number of bands that he plays with: Jelly Bean. A friend of his commented after the show about the drum, and a member of the bar staff came over to check it out as well at the end of the evening and was impressed with the drum. As well, when someone is impressed with a drum, that is a direct reflection of the musician playing it & they way they tune-ALWAYS!

You can also find Boris at the Long & McQuade store in downtown Edmonton. Long & McQuade is a distributor of Beier Drums throughout Canada, and is one the most professional organizations in this entire industry.  Thanks Again Boris....Looking forward to staying in touch.....







MICHAEL FOSTERS KIT & SOLO VIDEO-FIREHOUSE SHOW AT THE BEACON THEATRE-BEIER 1.5 STEEL--6.5 X 14....

It was truly something last week for me when Michael Foster used his 1.5 Steel--6.5 x 14 for a sold-out Firehouse show at the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. He also did a video tour of his kit before the show, and have a great clip of his solo as well. (See links below) 

As I have mentioned a number of times in the Latest News here: Firehouse as a band, and Michael Foster as a drummer have always been some of my all-time favorites. They are an incredible band, & are some of the nicest guy's to ever hit the road. Thank You Michael for everything.....See you all soon~