One of Nashville’s top talents-Mark Beckett just received his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14. Mark is the house drummer for the Grand Ole Opry, and is currently on tour with Olivia Newton John. Thank you so much for the feedback Mark….Looking forward to working with you in the future…
Elliott dropped me a line recently to let me know that his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14 is his go-to snare now. Needless to say, this was wonderful to hear here. He has toured or recorded with Dustin Lynch, Jared Ashley, Suzi Orevic, Clay Underwood, Brittany Aultman, Brandi Thorton, Anthony Orio, Chasin Mason & Andy Griggs. Currently he is working with Milwaukee based Rebel Grace, which hands down is one the best bands I have seen in the region. Thanks Again Elliott….
Many Thanks Frankie for shooting these pics at the Quiet Riot show Friday, July 11th, at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Frankie chose an exceedingly rare 1978 Ludwig Black & White Vistalite Kit for the show. He knows of only one other kit in this exact color & pattern in these sizes. That kit belonged to John Bonham. Instead of using his 1978 Ludwig 402 Snare…He chose the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–6.5 x 15. Needless to say, this is one of the greatest compliments Beier Drums has ever received. A clip and sound sample of Frankie playing the 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 15 will be posted this week. Will update this story. Thank You Again Frankie…
Pat McDonald of the Charlie Daniels band recently did an interview with Derek Wolfford for his podcast-“Drummers Live!”. It is a really long & in depth interview Take the time to listen. I listened in the office this morning while catching up on some things. Excellent insight and advice on the music business, Nashville, playing, proper conduct and behavior, and life in general from one of the finest drummers & people in music. Thanks Pat for including pics of your Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14. I am always thrilled you have it on the road with you, and it is your go-to live snare. See you in a couple of weeks..
Prag’s live show with the Babelsberg Orchestra in Berlin July 3rd was a huge success. I was not able to attend this, and was very sorry to miss it. Achim Faerber (Eisbrecher Project Pitchfork, Prag, Automat) was using the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 15 for the show. Achim exclusively uses the 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 14 or 5.5 x 15 with Prag-Live or in the studio. Please see Prag’s website below or the second link for the televised schedule of this show on July 23rd. Thank You Achim Faerber….
Very much appreciated Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot sitting down with the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–6.5 x 15 recently. He will be bringing it out live for the first time Friday, July 11th, on the Bang Your Head Tour at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Frankie is a superbly skilled & consummate pro behind a kit, a drum historian & collector, animal activist, straight-talker, and a very kind & worldly being. Thank You Frankie…
Shout out to Michael Foster for sending me this pic of his kit with the Beier 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14, & for being gracious enough to sit down with the drum. I have known Michael for quite some time, and was delighted he took the time out. He is an amazing & thunderous player….All with a fine touch. Thanks Again for dinner…It was great seeing you guys again. Firehouse has long been considered one of the great bands in Rock…And you guy’s still are. Thank You….