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Alex Thistlethwaite (Massive Wagons) #28

Ep. 28

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Thanks for checking out episode 28 of Drum For The Song podcast featuring Alex Thistlethwaite, drummer of british New Wave Of Classic Rock band Massive Wagons.


In this episode, Alex and I really got to know each other more and talked about what it's like being in a seemingly successful band whilst working a normal job, the music of Massive Wagons including their latest album House Of Noise, reaching number 8 in the UK album charts, signing with Earache Records, his favourite curry, touring with Massive Wagons, his custom drum kit from Japapeno and other equipment, playing live to a click track, being in a band with his brother Adam, the new Wagons World fanclub via Patreon, touring in arenas with Lynyrd Skynyrd, upcoming tour plans, fighting gerbils and bears and of course his dream band!


Head to https://www.massivewagons.com/ to find out more!


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