Nikos Portokaloglou Drum Cam Footage

The time has come for me to post a little bit of myself playing.

Stefanos Sakellariou, is a good friend of mine (and a sick drummer as well) who had the kindness to lend me his Zoom Q3HD recorder. I ‘ve set it up at a couple of recent gigs in order to have a second listen at what I played. As it turns out, things are not always the way we think of them in the heat of the moment. Some of your powers end up sounding not so good and some of your weaknesses don’t sound weak at all. It’s a mess. But a constructive one.

This song is taken from last Friday’s gig with Nikos Portokaloglou. It’s one my favourite songs in the set, mainly because of the vocal melody. People seem to love it as well as they all wanna join in on the chorus. On this version I tried to add a faux “trip hop” vibe to it by keeping it stubbornly straight and airy at the same time.

Gear Used:

Set: Ludwig Classics ’79 22/13/16 (6ply maple shells), Snare: Premier Royal Ace ’69 14×5.5 , Cymbals: Bosphorus Traditional Dark Hats 15″, Traditional Thin Ride 20″, Groove Series Wide Ride Thin 22″

Hanging the keys on the left cymbal has become a habit of mine. Mainly because it gives sustain even in the softest of hits. That way you can have a quiet version of a big crash during the soft tunes. Enjoy!