Colin Woolway drumming master class

Colin Woolway

Colin Woolway

Well I have not posted anything for quite a while. Reason being that I am pleased to say I have been really busy recently. Amongst other things I am rebuilding and re branding myself and all will be ready very soon. This blog will change but only the theme as I look for new and exciting themes. Mainly it will be my website, logo and total brand.

Just wanted to put this photo up. Last monday night I attended a drumming master class by a very well known drummer Colin Woolway both amongst bands and session artists. From the moment he started playing I was as they say ‘gobsmacked’. It was absolutely fascinating and a pleasure to watch and listen to. And I am not a musician in any way shape or form. I do love music though. What else surprised me was just how technical it all was. I was lost in the first few minutes!!!!

The master class was held at Alan Homes music shop here in Swindon and I for one really enjoyed it.

With this photo I have just messed around a little by turning it to black and white and playing with the levels a bit and not a lot else. As anybody who knows me I am not very good and dont believe in too much post processing. I try to get it right in camera. It was taken on a Nikon D800 and so had huge files to work on.

Interesting half hour though just messing about with the image. I quite like it. I hope you do.



Last night I was at The Best of Swindon concert at the Oasis. It was a concert put on to showcase and celebrate the wealth of musical talent in or from Swindon. And what a wealth of talent. Each and every act was excellent.
Now I dont want to use the phrase ‘the star of the show’ because they were all stars but the concert bill was headed by Jahmene Douglas. Have to say he was really good, especially when he sang with his church gospel choir.
It was also very nice as it felt very much a small, local concert as the acts ended up waving and chatting with members of the audience who they knew or perhaps went to school with etc.

The other artists were Theo Alteiri, Josh Kumra, Queen of Hearts and Colour the Atlas, all very very good.

Altogether a very good night. Well done guys.

Boogie Nights Hits Swindon in a big way at the Wyvern Theatre



Last night I went to the opening night of the hit West End show Boogie Nights at Swindon Wyvern Theatre. What a night, it was great. It was so much fun. All of the cast were great and for the most seemed to be enjoying themselves. The audience took a little while to let go and get up and dance in the isles but by the end I think everybody apart from a few who were unable to stand, were up and dancing, YMCA went down particularly well not least because Chico had his shirt off and even I have to say he was ‘buff’.
Just one slight criticism if any was that the sound was not quite right. I think some of the mic’s were not set up or working properly but to be honest didnt spoil it that much.

The photo above is one I took at the photoshoot a few weeks ago where I chatted to the cast and again have to say what fun they were.

My advice, go see, if you have any 70’s gear, wear it and dont forget to stand up and dance.