It’s gives me great pleasure to announce that I’ve signed up for drumming duties on an upcoming EP project by a very talented and young Singaporean indie singer-songwriter, Zhong Ren Koh (https://www.facebook.com/zhongrenkoh?fref=ts).
Zhong Ren and I worked together on Jonathan Meur’s Woodnotes EP project and the Christmas single, December By The Isle of You, also by Jonathan. He plays great cello, bass guitar, rhythm and textural guitars, topped by a singing voice that’s somewhat reminiscent of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. If that’s not enough he writes funky alt/indie rock tunes that have a lot radio friendly pop/rock hooks, funky grooves, textural synth soundscapes, and intelligent lyrics.
The fun part of this project for me is that there’s gonna be 2 drummers playing on it!! It’s a dream come true for me! The other drummer’s name will be revealed shortly ;-).
Stay tuned for more updates!
1) Recording Session at a school this Thursday followed by a club gig (4 sets, starting 10.30pm) 2) Teaching Plus 2 band rehearsals on Friday 3) Playing (percussion) with The Gladstones this Saturday at the Esplanade Concourse. 2 sets starting 4.30pm.
The ultimate reason to take drum lessons with me is to to play music well. It’s about having a solid technical foundation using efficient means to play what you hear and feel inside you in reaction to what’s going on around you musically. It’s also about developing your ears and analytical skills to eventually decipher the language of drumming and music on your own. I’m proud to say that the current students I have are pursuing the goal of becoming good musicians and not just good drummers.