Episode 46 : Darby Todd

In Episode 46, Tom talks to UK based session drummer Darby Todd about studying with Thomas Lang, his time with Hot Leg and The Darkness, Youtube/Internet trolls and the time he killed his neighbours prize winning tomato plant… It’s yet another fun filled and action packed Episode!

Check out Darby’s website at www.darbytodd.com for more information!


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Check out Darby shredding like a madman on this drum solo at the Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland! :

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Episode 45 : Dirk Verbeuren

In Episode 45, Chris talks to Dirk Verbeuren about technique, Dave Lombardo, a Prince, Bjork and Shane Embury Supergroup, working with Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal, Sherlock and Monty Python! Hell’s teeth what a great Episode!

Check out Dirk’s main website at www.dirkverbeuren.com, you check out his Facebook page here, and also check out the websites for Soilwork, Scarve and Bent Sea!


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Buy the latest Soilwork album, ‘The Living Infinite’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

… and while you’re there, why not buy the album we were talking about on the podcast, ‘The Panic Broadcast’? It’s truly awesome! :

Check out the video of Dirk recording ‘Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter’ from ‘The Panic Broadcast’ here:

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Episode 44 : Mark Pusey

In Episode 44, Tom talks to UK based Session Drummer Mark Pusey about the ups and downs of being a professional musician, meeting James Brown, the undying support from his parents throughout his career, his recent gigs in China and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’! Another great Episode!

Check out Mark’s main website at www.markpusey.co.uk. You can also follow him on Twitter here!


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Here’s a video of Mark performing with Sir Tom Jones on the Paul O’Grady Show :

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Episode 43 : Poogie Bell

In Episode 43, Tom talks to Poogie Bell about his love of Japan, drumming aged 16 months old, music crossing boundaries, his influences, working with Marcus Miller and the TV show ‘How It’s Made’! Another great interview!

Check out Poogie’s main website at www.poogiebell.net and make sure you ‘Like’ the Poogie Bell Band’s Facebook page here!


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Buy the latest Poogie Bell Band album, ‘Suga Top’ in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 42 : Graham Hopkins

In Episode 42, Chris talks to Graham Hopkins about his early influences (especially his father Des), being in Therapy? (the band!), Matt Sorum, Festivals, the David Letterman Show, American Hustle and his calendar collecting friend Ger! Another great Episode!

Check out Graham’s main website at www.grahamhopkinsdrummer.com. Also check out and ‘like’ the following bands that Graham is in on Facebook : The Swell Season, The Frames, Glen Hansard and Square Pegs.


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Buy the latest album by The Swell Season, ‘Strict Joy’ featuring Graham on drums in MP3 form directly from Amazon by clicking the link below :

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Episode 41 : Jeff Queen

In Episode 41, new GTDS co-presenter Tom talks to Snare Drum Maestro Jeff Queen about his career, drum lessons, technique, drum corps, Breaking Bad and comics!

Check out his main website at www.jeffqueen.com!


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Check out Jeff’s video for his solo ‘Double Flag’ from PASIC 2010 here :

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Episode 40 : Florian Alexandru-Zorn

In Episode 40, Chris talks to Florian Alexandru-Zorn about his early influences, playing the brushes, his books and current DVD, ‘The Brush Secret’, his upcoming signature Meinl Cymbal and James Bond Movies! Another great Episode!

Check out Florian’s main website at www.brushplaying.com and also his Facebook page here.


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Check out the great trailer for his DVD out now called ‘The Brush Secret’ below :

Here is the brand new trailer for his upcoming DVD called ‘The Brush Revolution’ :

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