Mike Johnston Epic Drum Gear Giveaway!

You can’t win it unless you’re in it! Visit Modern Drummer to sign up! This is some serious drum treasure!

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September 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm / Posted in: Artist News

drumBEAT UK!

This will be an awesome event for a great cause in memory of a fantastic lady and wonderful human being named Kate Fenney!                                                                                                                            
"Marshall, Natal and Music Shipping Company announce drumBEAT UK"
In memory of Kate Fenney, co founder of The Music… Shipping Company (who recently lost her 17 month battle with a brain tumor) and also to mark the deaths of the wife of Kip McBay (Guitar Guitar founder) and Jon Brookes (Charlatans drummer) who died last year, Marshall Amplification, Natal Drums and The Music Shipping Company have organized an event to bring together 1001 drummers to play the same drum pattern simultaneously on full drum kits, at The Music Show on 21st November at the Manchester Central venue. The aim is to beat the current Guinness world record of 798 drummers. Full details and registration to take part in the biggest drumming event of the year are available at http://www.drumBEATuk.com/
The 2014 record attempt will be a non-profit making event. All money raised will go to the Brain Tumor Charity http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/. Aquarian Accessories, Cympad, Hearos and several other manufacturers are also throwing their resources behind this event by providing drumheads and hearing protection and other items free of charge to all who take part. All participants will also receive a complimentary entrance ticket to the show for the day courtesy on the Music Show organizers.
Already confirmed to take part on the 21st November are:
Don Powell (Slade)
Paul Burgess (10CC)
Graham Hopkins (Glen Hansard)
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October 6, 2014 at 9:48 am / Posted in: Artist News

“We Got Soles” Event!

Aquarian Artist Felix “D-Kat” Pollard is part of a cool upcoming event called “We Got Soles” which will help those in need. Awesome Felix!! Go to We Got Soles

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August 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm / Posted in: Artist News

Damien Schmitt in session.

Damien Schmitt was in town this past weekend working on a new album. Amazing as always!! Here is a sneak peek.

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July 21, 2014 at 10:25 am / Posted in: Artist News

Terry Bozzio and Aquarian Artist Mike Semerau

Mike and Terry and a little impromptu drum jam at the Drum Channel.

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July 18, 2014 at 8:54 am / Posted in: Artist News

New educational website featuring Martin Ranscombe

Aquarian Artist and educator Martin Ranscombe is part of the newly launched drumming educational site Sticks In Motion

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July 18, 2014 at 9:07 am / Posted in: Artist News

Roy Burns, “Sing, Sing, Sing” and the New Vintage drumheads

"I grew up playing calfskin drumheads, from a young kid studying the drums to landing the drum chair with Benny Goodman in my early 20′s. Every night we would play "Sing, Sing, Sing", the song that made Gene Krupa famous. That calfskin sound was soaked into me because the song featured the tom toms all the way through and I played it every night for 3 years. I remember thinking we will never be able to reproduce this sound with plastic heads. I am proud to say that Aquarian Drumheads has achieved the impossible! Our new Modern Vintage II and Deep Vintage II drumheads sound as good as the calf heads I played on "Sing, Sing", Sing" in 1958 with Benny Goodman."

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June 4, 2014 at 10:43 am / Posted in: Artist News | Product News

Special Aquarian #flashbackfriday

A very special #flashbackfriday! On this day, June 13th 1980, Roy Burns and Ron Marquez launched Aquarian Accessories.

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June 13, 2014 at 9:13 am / Posted in: Artist News

“Nite Sprite” from Marc Atkinson

Brand new vid from Aquarian/Pearl/Paiste/Vic Firth artist Marc Atkinson. This video features Marc playing the iconic Gadd/Corea tune "Nite Sprite". Eric Marienthal and Matt Bissonette are playing the sax and bass parts respectively. Awesome job from everyone! Special thanks to Jamie Borden and Studio 824 for the boss recording facility.

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June 16, 2014 at 9:49 am / Posted in: Artist News

Froedge’s Favorites

Mike Froedge put together this video to showcase a couple of his favorite Aquarian drumhead models. First up are the coated Response 2 tom heads, Hi-Velocity snare head and coated Force I bass drumhead. Next are the new Modern Vintage II tom and snare heads and the Deep Vintage II bass drumhead. These two different series sound amazing on Mike’s vintage 70’s Slingerland kit. All wonderfully recorded at Mike’s facility called Open Sky Studio. http://www.openskystudioatlanta.com

 

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May 30, 2014 at 9:29 am / Posted in: Artist News | Product News