I was thankful to be contacted by Tnr Products in mid September 2019. They had seen my playing through social media and decided to send me out some of their products. Their trademark booty shakers keep both your Snares and Toms off the rigged plastic/metal stands. This helps to increase the overall tone of your Drums. For recording it's a real bonus as it helps to give the Drums a extra bit of life.
It's great to be apart of the Tnr Products Rooster. Thanks to Rich and all the guys over at Tnr for all of your help and support. I can't wait to continue to use their products in all of my recording and live sessions.
21 Drums Clinic
On the 19th of August 2019 Musicmaker held a Drum Clinic in The Button Factory Dublin. Drummers like Mike Johnston , Ash Soan , Mark Guiliana and Robert Sput Searight were all playing. I was fortunate enough to attend and get to meet all of the guys before and after the gig. It was great to see such a wide variety of styles when it came to playing.
Hearing these guys live makes you appreciate more the level of skill each of them has.
I also got to meet some Irish Drummers that have been following my content for a while. It was great to see the reach social media has when it comes to connecting everyone. I want to thank all of the guys at MusicMaker for organising this event and I also want to thank all the guys for all the inspiration!
All Ireland Shure Drum Mastery Champion
On the 5th of June I officially became All Ireland Shure Drum Mastery Champion.
I have always loved using Shure products for Recording and Gigging so when I found out they were running a competition targeted at Drummers I knew I had to give it a go!
I submitted a short solo and through voting and Judging by some of the biggest names in the Drumming scene, I was picked as All Ireland Champion. It is a Honour to be able to represent Ireland in such a well known competition. I have really enjoyed the experience and am so grateful for all the support I received throughout the competition. Furthermore I want to thank all the team at Shure! They have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I look forward to continue using their products in both Recording and Live sets.
In early 2019 I proudly became an official Empire Ears artist.Empire Ears have a massive range of unique In-ears. I'm excited to be part of a roster that includes artists like Flo-Rida , J Rod Sullivan , Jonathan Moffet and more. Its been an absolute pleasure getting to work with Empire Ears to create a custom fit.
Empire Ears offer incredible In-ears that is equally matched by their amazing service. Honestly the best sounding In-Ears I've ever used! A big shoutout to Dylan and his team for all there help and hard work. I look forward to using Empire Ears for all my live sets as well as recording sessions.
Destroy a Drum Clothing
Late 2018 I became an ambassador for Destroy a Drum. I came across Destroy a Drum a while back. I had never seen a company doing what Art and his team were doing. Its the first time I'd seen a brand tailored for Drummers. I was extremely proud to become the first Irish Ambassador for Destroy a Drum.
Destroy a Drums motto is - Destruction is a form of creativity. when you Destroy one objective you create another & the cycle continues till we are our own individual best. I'm super excited to keep working with Destroy a Drum. I will continue to wear Destroy a Drums clothing throughout 2019!
In mid 2018 I became an official Cympad artist. For me Cympad are a must! Through recording in different studios Ive learned that its hard to get the exact sound your looking for. With Cympad you can make fantastic cymbals sound even better. The Moderator and Chromatic series really allow you to get the tone you need. If one of your crash or ride cymbals ring to much just stick on a moderator and your ready to go.
I can't thank Reto and his team enough for the support they have given me over the past year. Cympads moderators and chromatics feature in both my live and recording sessions!
In mid 2018 I had the pleasure of becoming a TRX Cymbals Artist. TRX is a company I have been a fan of ever since I was younger. The sound of their cymbals are both Dynamic and unique. Although sound is extremely important , for me feel is equally important. In my experience with playing different brands of cymbals I have never had the exact mixture of both sound and feel. For me TRX's Blend series does just that. The Blend series allows me to play all genres of music.
Its been an amazing experience getting to work with David and his team.They have supported from the beginning. I really look forward to see what is coming next for TRX. I will be using TRX Cymbals for all my performances throughout 2019.