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Announcements / Re: Craig Blundell - Roland Hybrid Tour
« on: August 08, 2019, 10:52:10 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Well, that was a teeny bit awesome (master of understatement!!!).

Blunders was on blinding form - his playing has moved up a few gears since I last saw him in action, and although he was there 'with' Roland he didn't do a hard sell, just demonstrated how he use tech to augment his sound and in his practice regime.
Also played two kits, one of which was part of Steve Wilson rig (a 16" bass drum and two small toms) to show one of the new trigger modules designed for hybrid drumming.
He also shared some stories about his own insecurities and nerves and how he's learning to deal with them and the net idiots who seems to want to knock anyone who is succeeding at whatever they do.
Had a quick chat with him afterwards and he said to say hi to everyone on here. And if you get chance to catch him on anything like this (or the Hackett tour) do - you will not be disappointed.

Announcements / Craig Blundell - Roland Hybrid Tour
« on: July 18, 2019, 06:34:52 PM »

May be of interest to some of you as Blunders is off on a tour-ette of PMT stores, in his role as a Roland ambassador and demoer of hybrid drums
I'll be at Brum ;-)

Frost* / Re: Frost* forecast... More albums and new Frost* reports?
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:45:36 PM »
Didn't Dream Theatre video their quest for a new drummer after Mike Portnoy left? I'd love to see a Frost* report on the quest to replace Blunders. I doubt it would be very similar ;)

The DT video thing was quite good as I recall, although they were pretty established names (Marco Minneman, Virgil Donati and Mike Mangini if I recall) so ultimately didn't need the DT gig. Although a Frost* version would no doubt be ace - I'd imagine they names 'in the hat' for the vacant drum stool might not be as high profile and therefore might not be fair to subject them to scrutiny in such a way - although post getting the  gig footage from any audition would be cool

Frost* / Re: FROST* Recording Masterclass - 31 January to 2 February 2019
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:14:54 PM »
My thinking on this is that it was an opportunity put to the guys and a handy way of offsetting some of the costs of getting out to Cruise To The Edge and getting NDV up to speed.
So not really any recording 'for real' more a geek out day for recording peeps who want to learn some of the tricks from the guys - after all they've all quite impressive CVs in that respect!!!!

Gigs / Re: Frost* at Dingwalls 24th November 2017
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:19:43 AM »
Any plans for meeting up pre-gig ?
I guess many people will be travelling down after work etc, but anyone know of any useful meeting points in the area - possibly even ones serving alcoholic beverages ?

Gigs / Re: Frost* at Dingwalls 24th November 2017
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:25:54 PM »
First thing I thought was that in order to get nice band close ups, they'd need cameras/camera people  'in the way' of the band and therefore potentially compromising the set for the audience.
Hope that's the reason anyways

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:21:04 PM »
D'oh! You know what I meant (auction).

Of course I did, but it still MASSIVELY funny!!!! ;) ;)

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: July 03, 2017, 11:23:49 AM »
A suction lot!!!!! That sucks  :o :o :o

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: June 30, 2017, 03:51:51 PM »
Am booked up for Kings Cross - about a mile walk from Camden - may be longer after a night of Frost*y goodness and the associated , ahem, refreshments.

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: June 30, 2017, 08:19:44 AM »
Ticket sorted (courtesy of the always excellent Merch Fairy ;))

Anyone else planning on staying locally ?? Done some quick hotel searches and the big ones around Camden lock are quite pricey, but nearer Kings Cross there are a couple of Travelodges that aren't too expensive (in fact one at the back of the Scala I stayed in for a previous AGM) and that's around a mile away

Frost* / Re: TDL (new mix, I think)
« on: June 29, 2017, 06:51:23 PM »
Is this not the version redone for the Philidelphia Experiment reissue to coincide with the Pirate ship escapade  ;)

Announcements / Re: Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: June 28, 2017, 12:02:27 PM »
Any good cheap hotels anyone  knows of??

Announcements / Camden Dingwalls - 24 Nov
« on: June 27, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »

Hmmmm, any more gigs around this time or is this the mooted DVD recording ??

Any Other Business / Team Rock/Prog/Classic Rock
« on: December 21, 2016, 08:25:05 PM »
Looks like the owners/publishers of the Team Rock website and magazines including Prog & Classic Rock have gone in to administration, with over 70 staff losing their jobs. :(

Never nice, but just before Christmas is particularly bad.

Frost* / Re: Vote for Blunders in drummer's poll
« on: November 07, 2016, 06:20:30 PM »
There's another poll over at and "our" Blunders is available for voting in a couple of categories (prog and british drummer).


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