Hey everyone, so much going on here but I will leave that for my next post in a bit. Here is the poster for the International Regina Drum Festival 2014. Go to the page here on the site for all information and details. See you all in Regina on Sept 26.
Hello everyone, where has the time gone ? I was hoping to do an update monthly, but apparently that didn’t happen
Things have been crazy busy here with the Stickman Drum Experience camp coming up from June 27 – July 1 , 2013. Also the Regina Drum Festival taking place on September 28 and 29, 2013 as well.
These events are going to be the biggest yet in 2013 as the lineups will be huge !! The Stickman Drum Experience is on the verge of selling out, but you can still register at WWW.STICKMANDRUMEXPERIENCE.COM This is the biggest drum event in Canada from Ontario to BC and is gaining serious momentum with the public and drum industry world wide.
The Regina Drum Festival is going into our 3 rd year and will be more diverse than ever before with Jazz, Latin, Funk, Rock, World and so much more. We have confirm the one and only Richie “Gajate” Garcia ( Sting, Phil Collins). More artists will be announced very soon and you can get your early bird weekend passes for only $40 at http://www.ticketedge.ca/index.php?page=EventDetail&id=2027 They will go up to $55 after May 31.
Also teaching has been very busy at Music In The House. We were very honored to be awarded the “Excellence in Arts Management” award at the 2013 Regina Mayors Arts and Business awards. Also our Stickman street team performed at the event with Regina’s Mayor Micheal Fougere joining us.
Gigs have also been busy with Aaron Pritchett, Chris Henderson, Jess Moskaluke, JJ Voss, Government Town and many more. Also, everyone of of these artists have current singles doing great at Canadian Radio.
Things have also been busy in the studio with Chris Henderson, Government Town, Rachel Unruh, Tyler Gilbert and a bunch more. So lucky to be able to record music with great people !!
Summer has me travelling coast to coast playing many shows, doing some teaching and starting up our summer band program with my wife Laura Roddick. Also our 9 month old son Cooper is keeping us VERY busy as well :)
Well, better get back to more planning and marketing these drum events.
Take care and hopefully the next posting wont take as long,
Hello everyone out there, hope you are all keeping warm and looking forward to the holidays.
I just wanted to put up a quick post to wrap up an incredible year for myself and my family. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by amazingly supportive and encouraging people and never take this for granted. 2013 looks to be another great year for music !! Here are a few highlights from 2012 :
- My wife released her first solo recording LA Roddick “SOAR”
- We ( George and Julie Dimas, Laura Roddick and myself) hosted the first annual Stickman Drum Experience Camp and it was a huge hit !! This event will be amazing for Saskatchewan and all of Western Canada.
- The second annual Regina Drum Festival took place and the line up was out of this world. 2013 promises to keep pushing forward.
- Our son Cooper J was born on August 14, 2012.
- Great gigs around the country with Aaron Pritchett, One More Girl and many others.
- Music In The House celebrated our 10th year and keeps pushing ahead offering world class education and inspiration to students.
- My son Tyson started his next phase of education at the University of Regina.
- My daughter Jayla continues to get great grades in Grade 10.
These are just a few things that I was very excited about in 2012.
Hope you all take time to reflect on the year, family and friends and enjoy
Stay tuned in Early 2013 for many announcements on the year to come.
Regina will once again be the scene of ANOTHER big drum event on September 14 and 15, 2012. The Regina drum festival will take place at the Regina Performing Arts Centre for an outstanding event after the huge success of 2011.
Our line up is as big as it gets with artists : Jayson Brinkworth ( Aaron Pritchett, One More Girl), Mike Michalkow ( Author – The Drumming System), Gorden Campbell ( Earth, Wind and Fire, George Duke, 50 Cent), Ronn Dunnett ( Dunnett Classic Drums, Drumsmith), Scott Pellegrom ( Clinician Extraordinaire), Paul Leim ( Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley), Gregg Bissonette ( David Lee Roth, Santana, Spinal Tap, Maynard Ferguson) and more !!
We have so many giveaways, great displays and info at the tradeshow, fastest hands competition, the new Stickman Drum Experience rising star showcase and more.
Tickets are ONLY $50 for the whole weekend of events. They are available online at www.ticketedge.ca and at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.
Stay tuned for more details and get your tickets soon as this event will sellout for sure with this incredible line up.
Go to the 2012 page for all details and the 2011 page to see what happened last year with Chris McHugh, Shawn Pelton and many others.
Hey everyone, here is a short video explaining what this camp is all about, and why you DO NOT want to miss it !! We have had many questions about this event as it is the only one of it’s kind in Western Canada.
You should also check out this clip from John Walkers movie ” A Drummers Dream” to see what a drum camp is all about.
We are bringing the biggest drum camp in Western Canada to you in July 2012 !! The Stickman Drum Experience camp is a full on eat, sleep and breathe drums for 4 days kind of event. It is also the first event of it’s kind ever on the prairies !!
All of our information, registration and details can be found at www.stickmandrumexperience.com
This event is guaranteed to be full very soon, so don’t delay. We are keeping our enrollment low to have a higher teacher to student ratio.
With names like Rich Redmond ( Jason Aldean, Thompson Square), Chester Thompson ( Phil Collins, Genesis), Billy Ward ( B.B. King, Robbie Robertson), Vito Rezza ( 5 after 4, Joey DeFrancesco) and bass player Tim Smith ( Willie Nelson, Bill Evans), we are pushing drum education to the limit in Western Canada.
This is also a great oppotunity for bass players to jam with these world renown drummers that have worked with all of you favorite bass players.
I guarantee if you miss this event, you will kicking yourself. Go register today !!!!
Hey everyone, here is a clip from Lauras upcoming CD. This track is called “My Oh My” and is track 4 on the disc. The Cds will be available on itunes and at other retailers after the official release date of April 17, 2012.
So I returned from a great holiday in Mexico 2 weeks ago and wanted to share a bit of the trip with you all. First off, the picture is myself in the Gulf of Mexico wearing my DUNNETT t-shirt ( Thanks to Ronn Dunnett for making amazing drums !!).
My wife Laura ( who is 4 months pregnant) and myself stayed in Playa Del Carmen at a resort called the Reef Playacar. It was a beautiful spot that I would recommend to anyone – white sand beach, 15 minute walk to 5 th Ave in Playa Del Carmen, great pools and bars and very safe.
Once we returned from the holiday it was right back into a drumming frenzy with teaching, gigs and sessions. A couple great sessions last week with my friend Bob King and a very cool band from Regina called Government Town. Keep an eye open for these guys, very cool material !!
Also have a new article in the March/April issue of Canadian Musician Magazine. Thanks to Andrew King and the gang at CM for their support.
More organizing and promo for the Stickman Drum Experience camp and Regina Drum Festival this week. Lots of announcements coming very soon on both events, I will keep you posted for sure.
Back to my coffee and work, have a groovy Monday everyone.