Music Gear News

At Gear4Music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Drummer 'is the most important element of a band'

The musician behind the drum kit can often be the most important member of a band, it has been suggested.
Great deals on musical instruments

Kevin Barnes, the singer and songwriter in Of Montreal, has spoken about the importance of a drummer to a group's success.

Talking to the Independent about who would make up his fantasy band, Barnes nominated Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt to go behind the drum kit.

He said he felt Wyatt would make a "good centrepiece" to the group, as well as be open-minded about trying out various musical experiments.

"In a lot of ways I think the drummer is the most important element in the band because everybody is depending on him to lock down the groove and to establish the rhythm," added Barnes.

He said he would also like to see Stevie Wonder playing the piano and Marvin Gaye on vocals in his perfect group.

Of Montreal are due to play in the UK and Ireland next month, playing dates in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London as part of a wider European tour.

Save money on Drum Kits today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800061105-ADNFCR

Posted on 10 Sep 2010 16:50 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

At the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center last night, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde took turns fronting Nirvana.

11 Apr 2014 11:47
thumbnail

Damon Albarn has spoken to NME about the future of Blur, dismissing rumours that they won't play together again.

10 Apr 2014 10:21
thumbnail

Ableton have released a new short documentary exploring the production of Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince's collaborative album with The Bell Laboratory.

9 Apr 2014 09:36
thumbnail

Dynamic electronic duo, Daft Punk and Grammy award winning sound engineer, Mick Guzauski, have disclosed the secrets of the unique sound of Daft Punk's latest album, Random Access Memories.

4 Jul 2013 11:32
thumbnail

Marcus Mumford, lead singer in Mumford & Sons, has been hired as Associate Producer for the soundtrack to the new Coen Brothers movie, Inside Llewyn Davis.

3 Jul 2013 10:22
thumbnail

The record for the longest drum session in a retail store was set in New York yesterday by musician and party-devotee Andrew W.K.

21 Jun 2013 12:55

Recent Music News

thumbnail

There may be just one week to go before Christmas Eve, but there's still time to order that perfect musical gift.

17 Dec 2014 15:02
thumbnail

Roland are launching the new TR-707 and TR-727 drum expansion for the AIRA TR-8 rhythm performer.

15 Dec 2014 16:46
thumbnail

The v2.1 firmware update available for free, introducing direct USB recording to the whole AMPLIFi product family.

12 Dec 2014 16:37
thumbnail

Pro Tools have launched a six-part video series, showing you how a track is made from creation to mix using Pro Tools 11.

11 Dec 2014 15:24
thumbnail

Synth fans assemble, Novation are giving you the chance to win a Bass Station II signed by Paul Hartnoll.

9 Dec 2014 16:06
thumbnail

We're pleased to now offer Sunday delivery!

9 Dec 2014 12:11