DDR Sessions – Blog 11

DDR Sessions – Blog 11 Home Studio Tour Date: 19/04/2015 Location: Steve Watts, Home Studio, Todmorden. After the drum session, Steve, Grant, Billy and myself went for a drink at the local pub. It was quite stimulating conversation where we took on a wide range of subjects. We did talk a lot about the project, what […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 10

DDR Sessions – Blog 10 Drum Session Date: 19/04/2015 Location: Robinwood Studios, Todmorden. A week ago Steve got in touch, inviting me to come and sit in on Grant Gilmour’s drum session. I had nothing to do that day, so I jumped at the chance to catch this. I met Steve and Grant in a local pub […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 8

DDR Sessions – Blog 8 Plans for the session A lot of time has been and gone since I was last in the studio, recording. It has been over a year since I first walked through the doors here at Robinwood Studios. A long time ago now, with a lot happening in that time. I […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 6

DDR Sessions – Blog 6 Life Has A Habit Of Getting In The Way It has been over six months since both Steve and I have met to discuss the project. For me, the break has been most welcome, as over the winter months my Mother had taken ill. I knew Steve had been going […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 5

DDR Sessions – Blog 5 Recording 2 Date: 23/11/2013 Location: Robinwood Studios, Todmorden Steve and I met Billy at Robinwood Studios in Todmorden. Steve had forgotten his bag so it was Billy and I left to set up. I say we, but Billy did all of the setting up, I just tuned up and got ready with […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 4

DDR Sessions – Blog 4 Preparation and the Spaces In between There was some time between the first and second recording sessions. The main reason for this was because Lee Hudson, the drummer for this track had suffered knee ligament damage whilst playing 5 a-side football. As soon as I was informed, I sent Lee a message […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 3

DDR Sessions – Blog 3 Recording 1 Date: 24/08/2013 Location: Robinwood Studios, Todmorden. So we’re back once again at Robinwood Studios in Todmorden. Lee had arrived early with Billy, to set up and mic the drum kit. Both Steve and myself arrived an hour later. The live room was like a boiler room. Really hot, with Lee […]

DDR Sessions – Blog 2

DDR Sessions – Blog 2 Rehearsal 1 Date: 17/08/2013 Location: Robinwood Studios, Todmorden. So, today was the first rehearsal with Steve Watts, Lee Hudson and myself. It was great to get into the rehearsal room and hear this stuff played by humans, instead of the sequenced riffs that Steve had been sending me in preparation. Leading up […]