Phil Gould held a drum clinic here in Poole as one of the selected venues in the country. The clinic was held at Absolute Music's headquarters just off Ringwood Road Bournemouth. We were all treated to an amazing drum clinic, Phil was using a Sakae drum kit as he is one of the latest drummers to have been recently endorsed. Along with Ash Soan, Mark Richardson, and Richard Jupp, who have all endorsed the wonderfull Sakae drums.
Phil started his drum clinic by playing three songs that he wrote and played keyboards on. Phil's playing is superb, he has a great technique and often uses his left stick to crash the cymbal. He is such a master of working with a click track that he makes it look so easy. Phil's mastery of the technique and dru rudiments was so good. Mixing the rudiments with his playing all of the time.
Phil opened the clinic up by asking if anyone had any questions of which he answered and went into depth on a few of the answers. He is a great drummer and often spoke about his time playing drums as well as writing with Mark King and the members of Level 42. Phil's clinic is without a shadow of doubt one of the best drum clinics I have seen over the many years I have been playing drums. i had the opportunity to speak to Phil at the end of his clinic which lasted just over 2 hours. i asked Phil when was it that he took drum lessons with the legendary Bob Armstrong and why the drum lessons. Phil said he took the drum lessons when he left Level 42 and he wanted to know how to play the Moeller technique which was named after the great drummer Sanford Moeller. I would like to ask you great drummers out there to check out the great sounding Sakae drums by simply going to the website at sakaedrums.com I would like to say a Special Thank You to Austin Lane the Drum Department Manager at Absolute Music for very kindly inviting me along to such a great drum clinic.