There was me lying around the house when I was rudely disturbed by a disturbing young chap, 'ere interview me he says.....so here goes.
S.D Hello Dave, what instrument do you play?
D.E Good Evening, I play a 6 piece Pearl ELX drum kit with 7 Sabian AAX symbols "14 inch metal hi-hats", "16 inch explosion Crash", "17 inch stage crash", "14 inch stage crash", " 10 inch splash", "20 inch stage ride" and "18 inch extreme china".
Bass Drum pedals I use "Pearl Demon drive" there pretty much my favourite pedals of all time.
drum skins I use "Remo pinstripe".
drum sticks I use " 7A vic firth" .
S.D So when your not beating your skins what do you like to do?
D.E A drummers work is never done in the music world, I do a bit of recording here and there with other bands, I'm currently recording a couple of tracks for this band called "Tape", I'm learning more about the ways of recording every time I record something it's fun, I enjoy it.
I'm a big fan of horror movies such as "Jack the Ripper", "From Hell", "Sleepy Hollow" and "28 days later"...I've pretty much seen every zombie movie ever made, the Paranormal Activity movies bore me a bit they drag on in my opinion.
The Legendary Robert Englund from Nightmare on Elm Street is my favourite horror actor, in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and when he did the "Freddy vs Jason" he was brilliant, who says you can't have fun in a horror movie!
S.D What has been your best Steampunk event so far?
D.E Aaahhh that's a tough question there's been so many good events I enjoyed, Gladstone played a gig with BB Blackdog for the first time at the Vernon arms in Nottingham, we had a bit of tea duelling going on which was cool, the tea was nasty (because I don't like tea or coffee) but the game was fun, there's been a lot of good Steampunk bands I've seen live like Abney Park, Ghostfire, TMTWNBBFN, Birthrite and BB Blackdog, every time I see BB Blackdog live they put on a good show...I've seen them about 5 times and been "The Gimp" twice. There was a Sherlock Holmes movie event at the Vue cinema in Nottingham, sadly the organiser Gill couldn't make it she missed out on a good night. There was about 20-25 steampunks all dressed up and looking good, mostly probably getting weird looks from the normal people but we didn't care we all knew who has dress sense.
S.D What bands influenced you to pick up the drum sticks?
D.E I started playing drums from the age of eleven, the main bands that influenced me in the early days would have to be "Slipknot"(drummer Joey Jordison) "Trivium" (drummer Travis Smith) and the old school metal bands such as "Megadeth", "Black Sabbath" and "Dream Theater".
S.D What got you into Steampunk?
D.E I was invited to TMTWNBBFN gig in Birmingham last year, in April, I didn't know what to expect but what I saw and heard was amazing. After the concert I started doing some on-line research on steampunk and what it is all about, I found out that there's more to steampunk than just the music side.
S.D Thanks for taking the time for this interview, what would you say to someone just starting out on the drums?
D.E Self taught or not you can still learn just as much by doing your own research, I was self taught and if you're just starting off you can learn a lot from youtube :)
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