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Drum For The Song Podcast

Long-form conversations with pro drummers

Drum For The Song podcast - hosted by Dane Campbell (drummer of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Straight Lines).An independent podcast featuring long-form conversations with semi-pro & professional drummers fr
Latest Episode2/3/2023

Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine / ex- Pitchshifter / Axewound) #46

Ep. 46
Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 46 with Bullet For My Valentine drummer, Jason Bowld.In this episode, Jason and I chat about his career history which consists of a large variety of session work, touring and remote recording for artists, TV and video games. Having performed as a session musician and as a full band member from small venues to stadium sized venues, Jason is full of experience and advice. Find out more about Jason on his official website here -http://www.jasonbowld.com/Learn more about Bullet For My Valentine here -https://bulletformyvalentine.com/I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli, David Rudd, Adam Thomas and Jonny Wah Wah.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support the podcast by making a one-off donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
2/3/2023

Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine / ex- Pitchshifter / Axewound) #46

Ep. 46
Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 46 with Bullet For My Valentine drummer, Jason Bowld.In this episode, Jason and I chat about his career history which consists of a large variety of session work, touring and remote recording for artists, TV and video games. Having performed as a session musician and as a full band member from small venues to stadium sized venues, Jason is full of experience and advice. Find out more about Jason on his official website here -http://www.jasonbowld.com/Learn more about Bullet For My Valentine here -https://bulletformyvalentine.com/I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli, David Rudd, Adam Thomas and Jonny Wah Wah.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support the podcast by making a one-off donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
1/6/2023

Johnny Dee (Doro, Tyketto, Britny Fox) #45

Ep. 45
Support this podcast by becoming a Patron at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesongThanks for checking out episode 45 with Johnny Dee who is been drummer for German heavy metal Queen Doro for 30 years, and has been newly recruited as Tyketto's drummer and occasionally performs with his late 80's glam metal band Britny Fox.In this episode, Johnny and I chat about his career history including the aforementioned projects plus a short period playing drums with Pete Way and Paul Chapman in Waysted and more. He describes some of his career highlights including touring with Doro supporting Motorhead and tells a hilarious story about a prank he pulled during one of Mikkey Dee's famous drum solos.Find out more about Johnny on his official website here -http://www.johnnydee.com/I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli, David Rudd, Lee Evans and Adam Thomas.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
12/2/2022

Martin Potts (UK Artist Relations - Paiste, Vic Firth & Mapex) #44

Ep. 44
Thanks for checking out episode 44 with Martin Potts who works for the distributor KORG UK in a role as UK Artist Relations for Paiste, Vic Firth & Mapex drums but also has control of the marketing for Mapex in the UK.In this episode, Martin and I chat about his history of playing drums which included him reaching grade 8 at a young age, but sadly due to problems with arthritis couldn't persue much in his playing career. So we naturally discussed his journey of working within the musical instruments industry and how he started working in a drum shop and has worked his way up in the world of musical instrument distribution within multiple companies to where he is today and how the industry has changed over the years.We also discussed some interesting topics such as artist endorsements and what Artist Relations at drum companies look for in new artists and how artists should initially approach them with regards to applications etc. Martin also talked about how he organises the marketing side of things for Mapex including social media content and how difficult it can be to get it right. Overall, a really interesting conversation from another side of the drum world that doesn't often get covered on this show.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli, David Rudd, Lee Evans and Adam Thomas.You can also still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
11/4/2022

Adam Roberts (Cardinal Black) #43

Ep. 43
Thanks for checking out episode 43 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Cardinal Black groove machine Adam Roberts.In this episode, Adam and I have a long in-depth chat about his relationship with the drums strongly influenced by his father who is also a drummer plus the complicated history of his band Cardinal Black featuring 'best new guitarist in the world' Chris Buck, super smoothe soulful vocalist Tom Hollister and funky bassist Sam Williams and explains why the band say that they the "the oldest new band in the world" and how they were discovered by managed by ex-Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven before the band decided to go their separate ways around ten years ago.Adam talks about how the band recently reformed and talks about the making of their stunning new album 'January Came Close' which was released on October 28th 2022 and is a must listen for anyone who appreciates good music. We also talk about the Cardinal Black's relatively quick rise to fame including sold out headline shows and many support tours already including Myles Kennedy, The Struts and upcoming shows with the legendary Peter Frampton!We also chatted about Adam's beautiful vintage Ludwig Vistalite drums (owned by his father), Zildjian cymbals and Promark drumsticks, his influences, meeting Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, getting his personal Instagram account hacked and much more. Visit https://www.thecardinalblack.com/ for more information about Cardinal Black.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, John Carley, Mike Laney, Pietro Viecelli & Lee Evans.Paypal donation:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
10/6/2022

Anika Nilles (Jeff Beck / Nevell) #42

Ep. 42
Thanks for checking out episode 42 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the insanely talented Anika Nilles who has taken the drum community by storm over the past decade after being 'discovered' on YouTube, within a few years being the cover artist for Modern Drummer Magazine and most recently touring as the drummer for none other than the guitar legend himself, Jeff Beck!In this episode, Anika and I have a great chat about her history with the drums and how she was encouraged to play by her parents at 6 years old and how she got the recent gig with Jeff Beck and what it was like touring with him and Johnny Depp across the UK and Europe and how she had to play most of the tour with an injured right foot which led to her having to learn the set by using just her left foot for the bass drum. She also has some great advice for drummers who would like to get more comfortable with odd time signatures and reveals some of her favourite musicians and inspirations.Visit https://www.anikanilles.com/ for more information about Anika.https://www.facebook.com/AnikaNilles/http://www.instagram.com/anika.nillesPlease subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.You can also donate to this totally independant podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
9/1/2022

Darby Todd (Freelance - Devin Townsend / Martin Barre) #41

Ep. 41
Thanks for checking out episode 41 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the stupidly talented Darby Todd who likes to refer to himself as a freelance drummer and has been recently sitting behind the kit for Devin Townsend and Martin Barre (ex- Jethro Tull).In this episode, Darby and I have a good chat about his recent experiences on the road with Devin Townsend and how he landed the job in the first place. We also talk about how to prepare for an audition and why transcribing all of the parts can be a useful tool for memorization. We also talk about Darby's drum equipment including his Zildjian cymbals and how he's very recently moved to playing British Drum Company drums.Visit https://www.darbytodd.com for more information on everything that Darby does.I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Any donations, no matter how big or small will be massively appreciated and will help me to continue making these podcasts during these tough times.Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com
8/4/2022

Emily Dolan Davies (The Voice Kids UK / Kim Wilde) #40

Ep. 40
Become a Patron of this show by joining the Patreon family at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/Thanks for checking out episode 40 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring the amazing Emily Dolan Davies who is the current drummer in the house band for The Voice Kids UK. She also plays drums for Kim Wilde and was the drummer in UK rock band The Darkness a few years ago. You might also recognise her from the Netflix documentary 'Count Me In'.In this episode, Emily and I have a great chat about how she originally got into playing the drums, her influences and how she became professional. We talked about her home recording studio where she offers bespoke drum recording, her podcast series called 'A Drummers Guide to' where Emily talks in detail about certain areas of the industry that are difficult to learn about. Emily is really busy drummer and uses social media heavily as a promotional tool so we also talked about that. Learn more about Emily at https://www.emilydolandavies.com/ I hope you enjoy this free episode, please subscribe to the podcast via your podcast provider & YouTube, like and review where you can and share with anyone else who might be interested.If you've enjoyed any of my episodes, please consider joining my Patreon community via Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/drumforthesong/ for access to exclusive content, group video calls, competitions, giveaways plus 20% discount at http://www.motorhead-beer.comI'd like to give a special thanks to my top-tier 'Groove Master' Patrons for their extended support. Cheers to Dean S Monahan, Rudi Pauly, Dan Hurst, Gareth Richards, Steve Hancock, Paul W. Grasmehr, Charley Farley, Kenny Kendrick, Mark Porter, John Lang, Mark Porter, John Carley, Mike Laney & Pietro Viecelli.If you'd prefer not to commit to monthly payments you can still support me and the podcast by making a donation via Paypal:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=RMXSZGD7CTXY4Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.facebook.com/groups/drumforthesong/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.instagram.com/dane_drumsTwitter:http://www.twitter.com/drumforthesonghttp://www.twitter.com/dane_drumsTikTokhttp://www.tiktok.com/drumforthesongMerch:https://drumforthesong.bigcartel.com/Official website:http://www.drumforthesong.com