You can now pre-order a copy of the Bottle Rockets new record: “South Broadway Athletic Club” due out this Fall on Bloodshot Records. I cannot tell you Mark Ortmann how much I appreciate you including your 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 on this record on Track 11: “Shape Of A Wheel”. Have listened to this record numerous times through, and from start to finish it is truly the Bottle Rockets. That pretty much say’s it all. This band is true to their roots today as they were in the beginning, and live they are still among one of the best bands on the road. Thank You Again…Hope to see you guys soon….
Just got a knockout clip from Greg Marra in with Mike Hansen (Hurricane, Bouillet, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, George Lynch, Pointer Sisters, Paula Abdul) on his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 15. Mike uses this drum constantly and consistently in the studio, and live. Cannot say Thanks enough to you Greg for sending this along, and always to you Mike for your non-stop support of Beier Drums here. Great Clip~
Special Thanks going out here to Nashville legend David Northrup for including his Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14 at a recent clinic at The Drummer Superstore in Clarksville, Indiana. David has used the 5.5 x 14 live with the Oak Ridge Boys, and has used his 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 14 extensively in the studio. This December he will also have a 1.5 Steel–4 x 15 in use starting December 15th live, again with the Oak Ridge Boys. Thank You also to Greg Stark for taking time out to chat about the 5.5 x 14. Look forward to seeing you soon David, and Thanks Again~
Top tier live performer and studio clinician Achim Faerber is on his way in November to Australia with one of his many projects…Electronic music trio Automat. The band has met with great success, and have had a total of 5 releases in the last several years. No doubt Australia will give them a very warm reception. Achim has used a number of the 1.5 Steel Snares on every single Automat release, with the 5.5 x 14 being used the most. Achim is also the drummer for one of the top industrial metal bands in the world-Eisbrecher. They are just getting ready to release their live DVD-“Schock”, and it is available for pre-order right now. Link and info below. He will also be beginning another acoustic tour with Peter Heppner that starts 9/16 in Hannover with one or more of the 1.5 Steel Snares.
This year will also see him using the Beier 1.5 Steel–6.5 x 13. Very much looking forward to your feedback Achim. I have done very few of these drums, but the ones that have been made and are on the road, have gone over extremely well with performers. Great to hear from you….As always….Many Thanks~
Just got this in and had to share this new clip from Sam Lumsden. Sam is a Scotland based Independent, and Owner/Instructor of First Class Drums. He also performs regularly in the UK with bands such as Sharky Sharky, and other regional acts. He continues to astonish me with his playing which is…So diverse…So articulate…So not-overdone…It is amazing. I always love getting these clips from him. He is using the Beier 1.5 Steel Snare–5.5 x 14 which has been his go-to drum for a number of years now. He also has a 1.5 Steel–5.5 x 15. Link below to the new clip. Thank You Sam….