Carter McLean (LION KING on Broadway, Charlie Hunter) layin' down some super smooth grooves with the new ZEBRA SERIES FANS created specifically for Carter, and now for you too! Carter has a great lesson series: Fourhandsdrumming.com and a really inspiring Instagram page!
I hope you'll dig on Montreal based percussionist Etienne Mason's work. He's making great use of DEM'Sticks #50 African Fans. His prolific work can be found on Youtube, Instagram, Bandcamp, Spotify, and Instagram.
The uber-talented Allison Miller (Ani DeFranco, Natalie Merchant) demonstrates many interesting and fun ways to enhance sonic texture in this Reverb.com Video.
DEM'Sticks AFRICAN FANS are featured @ 5:30m.
Allison's jazz compositions are fantastic. "Otis Was a Polar Bear" being her Sextet's latest, wonderful CD. Plus, her latest, "Science Fair" is nominated for a Grammy!!!
"Exited to be able to share a little plug for DEM' Sticks via a track and video done recently during a recording of some documentary film music. This composition, "Todavia" by Nando Michelin, really called for the kind of texture the African Fans can deliver so nicely, soft yet articulate sounds on both cymbals and drums, and also in conjuntion with regular sticks. I was able to play both dynamically sensitive but still rhythmically driving if needed. For the final seconds of the piece the Spectrum rods also get a touch of usage. Great tools, highly recommended!!"
Bertram is using "AFRICAN FANS" 40 rod - flat handle
DEM'Sticks is super honored to have made it onto their first CD, "Strange Circles" and their newest CD with The Metropole Orkest, "What Heat"!
You'll see Keita Ogawa playing AFRICAN FANS @ around 2:19 seconds in.
Featuring these jaw dropping folks!
Malika Tirolien - vocals
Roosevelt Collier - lap and pedal steel guitars
Jamey Haddad - percussion
Keita Ogawa - percussion
André Ferrari - percussion
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Chris McQueen - guitar
Michael League Plays Music - baritone guitar
Cinematography by Andy LaViolette
Marcelo is also a member of the percussion brotherhood of Grammy winning SNARKY PUPPY !!
He rotates in an out of BANDA MAGDA in addition to many other world class groups of musicans. DEM'Sticks have made it on to his beautiful new CD, "Mundo Por Conocer" !!
Check out Marcelo making perfect use of the AFRICAN FANS in this beautiful new composition featuring Sylvie Bourban!
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Soooo fine to hear drummer Tommy Alesi playing DEM'Sticks "Spectrums" on this soulful rendition of "Carencro" by Grammy award winners, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(America's premier Cajun band).
Swedish Master Percussionist Andre' Ferrari performing with Bokante' using modified, 10" x 20 reed DEM'Sticks with afixed ball striker.
SNARKY PUPPY's own...Grammy winner, Keita Ogawa diggin' on some DEM'Sticks at Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Doha, Qatar.
DEM'Sticks #50 African Fans
Ladies & Gentleman, meet the amazing artist, and drummer for the Oakland, Ca. based band "Crying Time".
Please check out not only his band but his totally unique videos, "How to Play the Drums by Tim Rowe" on social media. They are QUITE the unexpected pleasure as is this video!
Although most recognized for his work with Medeski, Martin and Wood, Billy's creative force seems boundless; Art, Composition, Film, Education...Wow! Here he's taken up a pair of Lang Ying Flat Brooms.
Check out all things Billy (aka illyb) at Billymartin.net
Happy to have made it into (Grammy Award winning)
Marcio Doctor's stick bag!
Marcio has been a regular member of the NDR Big-Band (the Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra) and has also performed / recorded with Jacob Collier, Vince Mendoza, Carla Bley, Jim Beard, Peter Erskine, Quincy Jones, the Brecker brothers and countless others.
Photo Credit: Steven Haberland
Lukmil has recently finished an engagement at Ronnie Scott's (London) with Omar Sosa's fantastic quartet. His deep sense of time is jaw dropping.
DEM'Sticks- Bundle Rod Drumsticks and "Fans"
I highly encourage fans of contemporary symphonic music to check out percussionist Matthew Gold who plays with the amazing NYC based Talea Ensemble.
Matthew is also a percussionist / mallet player with Talujon Percussion Group!