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Drummer Magazine Feature

Gary featured in Drummer Magazine:


Zildjian UK Artist Session '12

Gary attended the Zildjian artist session in London in April 2012, mixing with the cream of British drumming. To read all about the events of the day, visit Zildjian's '12 Artist Session article. You can also see Zildjian's photos of the day.

Gary with Richard Rayner at Zildjian's 2011 UK Artist Session - © Avedis Zildjian Company / Tina Korhonen 2012. All Rights Reserved.


Spin Doctor

Gary recently met up with fellow Zildjian sticksman Aaron Comess at a Spin Doctors gig in Royal Leamington Spa. Look out for the new pages coming soon on this site to see more pics of Gary and fellow drummers...

Gary with Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors


Zildjian UK Artist Session '11

Gary attended the Zildjian artist session in London in April 2011, mixing with the cream of British drumming. To read all about the events of the day, visit Zildjian's '11 Artist Session article. You can also see Zildjian's photos of the day.

Gary at Zildjian's 2011 UK Artist Session - © Avedis Zildjian Company / Tina Korhonen 2011. All Rights Reserved.


Dave Mattacks Masterclass a great success



Gary and Dave Mattacks (photo: Kirsty Edmonds. ©Banbury Guardian. Used with permission.)

Article from the BANBURY GUARDIAN:
Written by Tom Gibbon. ©Banbury Guardian. Used with permission.

Welcome Cropredy return for Fairport timekeeper

Legendary drummer drops in for percussion masterclass in village hall

AN AUDIENCE of budding musicians was kept captivated as former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks returned to Cropredy to give a masterclass in the art of percussion. Mattacks, 62, who now lives in Boston, America, was back in the village that holds many fond memories for him because of the annual music extravaganza organised and headlined by Fairport. He was giving a drum class to students of Gary Marshall, who teaches the instrument from his home in the village, last week.
  "I have very fond memories of Cropredy and itís always great to come back", Mattacks told the Banbury Guardian.
  "Itís a wonderful village. I was proud to be associated with Cropredy."
  "What Fairport have done to build their festival since I left them in 1997 is quite amazing. Itís become a truly great event."
  "I also have distant but good memories of the Brasenose pub - where we shot the Fairport 9 album cover - and enjoyable trips from Sussex, where I used to live, to Cropredy for band meetings and rehearsals. It was definitely a long time ago, though!"
  Since leaving Fairport, Mattacks has established himself Stateside as a much sought-after and highly- respected producer and session musician. He has leant his talents to recording sessions and live shows with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Rea, Georgie Fame, Nick Heyward and Elton John.
  Asked about a favourite artist he worked with, he said: "Thatís a bit like comparing oranges and apples, but the XTC, Paul McCartney, Joan Armatrading, Nick Drake and Richard Thompson sessions are among my favourites.
  "Itís the whole package - the music, the people, the studio and end result - that makes those ones just that little bit more special."
  He also picked out sessions with John Martyn, George Harrison and late former Fairport singer Sandy Denny as memorable.
For more information, visit davemattacks.co.uk or funwhenyoudrum.com if you are interested in drumming.


More Drum Fun @ Zildjian HQ



(Gary being welcomed by the Zildjian company at the entrance to the factory!)

Having visited the Zildjian factory and the Boston area a few years ago I was very keen for a return visit. This came about in April this year when I was invited to attend the factory again with my student and travel buddy Mark Slaymaker.

(Gary and Slay arrive at the Zildjian factory!)

Our tour began with learning how cymbals are made which can be experienced on the virtual tour of www.zildjian.com

The second half was choosing cymbals that I was given to take home to use in my music and teaching (see photos). Choices were Zildjian prototype K and A rides, oriental trash splash, 14" prototype K hi hats which I had rivited (bottom cymbal only).

(Gary choosing Zildjian prototypes in the drummers lounge!)

After which we caught up with friends old and new around the factory. Then after a worldwind tour it was sadly time to say goodbye.... Until the next visit!

(Gary and Artist relations manager Sarah in the Zildjian's hall of fame!)

Learn more about cymbals at my LESSONS page and more about zildjian cymbals at www.zildjian.com

(All pictures taken by Mark Slaymaker)


Zildjian Artist Session

At the end of March this year I have the pleasure and privilege of attending the London Zildjian Artist Session. It was great to mix with the world's top professional drummers whilst trying out all the new cymbals before they arrived in the stores for the general public to buy.
I have attached a link to the Zildjian web site so you can read the full review and see if you can spot me in the photo?!
Thank you for all the questions and comments about my "Fun when you drum!" site, stay in touch!
Best
Gary
www.zildjian.com


Gary gets ahead!!

Top UK manufacturer of custom designed bass drum heads, Custom Skins have designed Gary's new logo drumhead for all his live performances. It is set in stunning silver sparkle to match Gary's kit and features two of gary's longest serving sponsors. (Zildjian cymbals and Protection Racket Cases).


Stick with it!

"New Endorsement! From now I will be using Pro.Mark drumsticks and accessories exclusively for all my live, recording and teaching work. Products used are Pro.Mark Maple 721 drum sticks with Gary Marshall custom Imprint in stunning GREEN ink, Hot Rods, Cool Rods and Brooms (see picture). You can visit my Pro.Mark profile under Educator by clicking on the Pro.Mark link via my links page. Do check out what many consider to be the world's finest sticks, I am pleased and proud to be associated with such a fine company as Pro.Mark".

(Picture by Terry Lee, Lee Images: www.leeimages.co.uk)



Drum Vouchers Now Available!

Fun When You Drum! is pleased to offer vouchers for lessons and equipment available from Gary Marshall.

Whether it’s for a Christmas present, Birthday or any other occasion, you can order them direct by emailing Gary Marshall at:

fun.drum@virgin.net or by calling 07889 226886


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