Scott uses the Porter & Davies BC2

But what is it?

Porter & Davies are based in the UK and make tactile monitoring systems for drummers and bassists.

They have several ranges including the BC2, BC2rm, Gigster and KT Platform.

For drummers, the unit gets its signal from the bass drum mic and sends the signal to the drum stool. You can control the levels and while some drummers may feel this is wrong, the feeling is more in your head than through your bottom.

"I used to have loads of kick drum in my monitor, which was also blocking out the other frequencies I needed to hear. A good friend (Jerome Marcus) invited me to his house to try a Gigster out. instantly I got on with it. I ordered one a few weeks later and when it arrived it changed the way the shows were for me. The monitor was free to push vocals and bass lines through, while I could 'feel' my bass drum. On some shows where I have to play without one, I do suffer a little"

Buckets For Bongos was founded by myself to promote the fact drumming, even on a household object like a bucket, can help raise your endorphin level, therefore making you happy.

 Let's face it, lockdown was not much fun and for entertainers.... well we somehow survived.

During this period, I looked into ways to keep entertained and to keep the niggling self doubts at bay.

And it would appear drumming is good at helping you feel good, who knew?

So, a group playing together means everyone has a great time, learns a new skill and hopefully a new friend.

The group sessions so far really have taken on a whole new level, with people who have never played percussion/drums before, suddenly realising, they have got timing and they can play along to a song and everyone leaves with a smile on their fave after initially appearing sceptical about the whole thing.

As one person told me 'So to survive lockdown, all I needed was a bucket to sit in the garden with?' yep, that's it!

Available for all types of events, just call me on 07944577004