Happy New Year! Just a quick update to let you guys know what has been going on over the Christmas period and the start of this year. I have been in the studio with all of the Dr Meaker crew writing some new music for our new album which we are planning to release this year. We already have lots of great tracks in the pipeline which we are looking forward to you hearing. Our Next show will be in Glastonbury at The Red Brick Building on Saturday 1st February. We have a new single coming out very soon with a very special guest vocalist so keep updated on the Dr Meaker website Here: http://www.drmeaker.co.uk/
I am very honoured to be featured on the SONOR DRUMS SQ2 Site Page alongside some incredible and inspiring drummers who I have grown up watching! Big Ups to everyone at Sonor for their support! Amazing drums and such a great company to be a part of. Click here to view the page http://sonorsq2uk.com/artists/#lightbox[group-66]/9/
Our Dr Meaker version of Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ recorded live at Maida Vale Studios for Trevor Nelson, has made it onto the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge (Deluxe Version) CD. You can buy this Number 1 album from all major stores and also by Clicking on the image below.
Dr Meaker’s cover version of Adele’s ‘SkyFall’ will feature on the Radio 1 Live Lounge Deluxe Version CD. This was recorded at Maida Vale Studios in London for Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1/ 1Xtra. You can pre-order the CD now if you click on the image below.
I recently had a photoshoot for Bosphorus Cymbals, Sonor Drums and Roland. Here are the first two pictures released from the shoot. Really pleased and so grateful to be joining Bosphorus on the UK Rosta of artists and to be an endorsee of these drum companies! More pictures coming soon Photos by Alex Fox.
I am really pleased and honoured to announce that I have signed a deal with Bosphorus Cymbals. Bosphorus are a Turkish cymbal company who make incredibly unique and amazing sounding cymbals which are handmade in their factory based in Instanbul. The set up I have chosen with Bosphorus is 13″ Traditional Series Medium Hi-Hats, 16″ Antique Series Thin Crash, 17″ Antique Series Medium Thin Crash, 22″ Antique Series Original Ride and 22″ Hammer Series China. I played with the cymbals for the first last night with Dr Meaker at Brisfest and they sounded brilliant.
I would like to thank Robert Brian for introducing me to these amazing cymbals and to Sutherland Trading for their continued support. There will be a brand new photoshoot coming soon for Bosphorus Cymbals. Keep updated on the website, Twitter and Facebook for more information.
The last few weeks have been very busy but incredible! For those who did not already know, I recently got married in Canada to a very special and amazing woman who is now my wife, Chelsey Wheeler. Whilst I was away Dr Meaker had an Interview/Live stream on the Phil Taggart and Alice Levine Radio 1 Show and played an exclusive track titled ‘With Every Heartbeat’. You can Listen again to the show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038yll8#p01g393r
This weekend Dr Meaker were playing at Bestival on the Isle Of Wight. We played the Club Dada tent on the Sunday evening. Big thank you to every that came to the show, was amazing to see a packed tent! We also managed to catch most of Elton John’s set before we went on stage which was a highlight!
(From Left to Right) Pic of Ben, DJ and Me at Bestival before the Dr Meaker show.
The next Dr Meaker show will be at Brisfest on 21st September. We play on the main stage before Toddla T and Fenech-Soler. For info on tickets head to http://www.brisfest.co.uk/.
In the next week there will be some very exciting drum news posted on this site and the Facebook/ Twitter page. www.tomwheelerdrums.com
Dr Meaker ‘Don’t Think It’s Love’ ft Romaine Smith is out now. Released on New State Music. Single also includes remixes from Mind Vortex, Real Connoisseur, Typesun, Bitrocka, Jus Now and TS7. Support has been shown from BBC Radio 1 DJ’s Sara Cox, Huw Stephens, B.Traits, Phil Taggart, Alice Levine and many more. Currently B-List on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Playlist.
This weekend we played the Colours Of Ostrava festival in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The festival took place in the impressive surroundings of Dolní Vítkovice – the site of former blast furnaces, mines and ironworks. It was an absolutely amazing festival vibe and very unique! Big thank you to Thomas Barth and the Czech Distributers at Sonor Drums for sorting me out an amazing kit to play for the show…pic below of the Sonor SQ2.
The SQ2 sounded incredible! Big thanks to everyone that turned out to see us play our headline slot on the Agrofert Stage. The crowd were absolutely amazing! We cannot wait to come back and play to you all again very soon. Below is a picture of the crowd from our set.
The next Dr Meaker show will be at Nozstock Festival this Friday 26/7/13.