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 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!)
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!
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".