LATEST NEWS

NEVER AGAIN - LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO

Live playthrough of Never Again, written by Dave Forster, Alex Bittles, Gary Connor, and Matt Strafford

THE PRICE TO SPEAK

The new single from Charlie Tarry & The Outlaws, is released on Friday 28th May 2021. This song was cowritten by Charlie Tarry, and Dave. The song was mixed, produced, and mastered by Dave, as well as featuring him on drums.

The song is available to be downloaded and streamed from all digital platforms.

LONG ROAD HOME

The album, Long Road Home, is now available to download and stream from all major platforms.

The 8 song album features Dave's mixes of songs, featuring 3 unreleased songs.

Download on the following link:

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/long-road-home/1508595131

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ARTISTS WORKED WITH

Charlie Tarry

Stevie Jones & The Wild Fires

Tess Of The Circle

Seymour Duncan Band

Magic Queen

Jade Mayjean

The Black Hearts

The Brink

Mark Brennan

Rolan Bolan

Jon Moon

Dito Godwin

Aidan Connell

The Drifters

Slade

Ultra 90s

Blue

Barb Jungr

Dennis Seaton

Musical Youth

Ben Mills

Ray Quinn

Dave Hill

Melisa Totten

Same Difference

Martin Tomkins

Baby D

"Dave showed up, played hard, and drove every song home."

- Chris Wade

"I don't know what you did but you made those cymbals sing."

- Jon Moon

"You can play as hard as Hell or really quiet, you always command the music. I'm impressed."

- Dito Godwin

"I've never had a drummer turn up and record that many tracks in such a short time frame."

- Chris Hayman

WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS ONLINE SESSION

Lockdown recorded performance of the Led Zeppelin track

Good Times Bad Times. Featuring Steve Hemming-vocals, and guitars, David Hambridge-bass, Seán McAusland-keys, Dave Forster-drums.

This performance feature the Pearl Midtown kit, along with a selection of Sabian cymbals including 14" AA Fusion Hats, 14" AAX-Plosion Hats, 18" AAX Studio Crash, and 21" AA Bash Ride.

LOCKDOWN ONLINE SESSION

Lockdown recorded performance of the Led Zeppelin track

Good Times Bad Times. Featuring Steve Hemming-vocals, and guitars, David Hambridge-bass, Dave Forster-drums.

This track was recorded from the comfort of their homes with this online collaboration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this video Dave plays the Pearl Midtown kit consisting of a 16"x14" bass drum, 10"x7" rack tom, 13"x12" floor tom, and a 13"x5.5" snare. For cymbals Sabian 14" AA Fusion Hats, 18" AAX Studio Crash, and 21" AA Bash Ride were used. The cowbell played is an LP Rock Cowbell.

VATER ENDORSEMENT
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Dave endorses Vater Drumsticks, and currently plays the VH5B model: American hickory 16" length 0.605" grip, which is slightly oversized in comparison to a classic 5B drumstick having a grip of 0.595"

"Thank you to Vater, and Westside Distribution for allowing me to become part of the family you have. I'll be continuing to hit hard!"

ONLINE/REMOTE RECORDING

As there is more demand for songs to be recorded and produced with smaller budgets, it has become a struggle to get good sounding tracks made. There are lots of costs for musicians, studio time, and production.

 

"I have been on several recording sessions as a session musician, and the song writer has said that they didn't realise how hard it was to record a song, and how much money was involved."

Dave offers online/remote recording sessions to help cut costs, using facilities at his studio, The Rockin' Horse Recording Studio. There are two services Dave offers with the online/remote sessions:

1) Online/remote session drummer- Dave will record drum tracks for your songs whether it's a single track or an album.

How it works: Send a guide track or mix of song as it stands by email, and Dave will put drums to it. Once recorded WAV files of each track will be sent back as a raw sound file. Drum tracks can also be produced and sent back as individual files.

2) Have your song produced and mixed- Dave will produce and mix your songs. Send bounced WAV files by email. Dave can structure the song, add other instruments, do programming, produce, mix, and master the song. Again this can be a single to an album.

Playing drums since '96