As the founder of @DrumsDaily, Wissam Stephan gives us a unique perspective on what he loves about drumming. As a non-drummer, with a huge passion for drumming, he walks us through why he doesn’t play, and how is middle eastern culture has led him to fulfill his drumming passion through Instagram. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: ⁃ What Wissam looks for in featuring drummers on Drums Daily ⁃ What a non drummer sees and hears when he watches us drum ⁃ How culture plays an important role in creativity and the arts.
Ramy Antoun, the founder of A & F Drum Co, walks us down the path that led to starting his luxury drum company and his commitment to building a 100-year company. Ramy's drums attract a type of drummer who is fascinated with exploration. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: How our equipment can play a vital role in our creativity, a play by play on doing remote session drumming, the difference between building a 10 year, and a 100-year company, and getting electronic sounds with acoustic drums.
Being Irelands go to drummer has put Graham Hopkins behind the kit for some of Irelands biggest bands, including Snow Patrol, Therapy?, The Swell Season, and Glen Hansard to name a few. When he’s home from tour, he’s in the studio cutting drums for some of the world's most renown producers. Graham shares his struggle to pick himself back up after getting fired in the middle of recording an album, and how he was able to redeem himself. What You’ll Learn From This Episode: How to pick yourself after crushing defeat, A unique look at preparing on show days, The true meaning of spontaneity, and Why his beard is so important.