Irish Folkrock and Pop
This is the Project where I was drummer for ten years (9½ to be exact). With Glenturret I learned all the basic stuff. Especially to deal with stage-fight – which seems to be more easy buried behind a rack of toms and cymbals. Sitting with a Dobro at the edge of a stage nowadays it feels a bit closer to the audience…
How to write songs together, make a song work, technical difficulties – drums are the worsts instrument you can imagine: all volume problems are cause of them). To serve the music and not your own ego, etc were other things to master.
After I moved from my hometown Baar to Bern to start an acoustic folk duo with Ralf Reimann, I went one or two times a month back home for rehearsals. This went on as I moved to Basel, every time a journey of about 110 km one way.
For other countries this might be nothing – but here in little Switzerland moving this far is half through the country and considered as a trip to the other end of the world 😉 .
After two more years I got tired of this, as I was also involved in other acoustic projects in Bern and Basel. I had to set priorities, and these are acoustic projects. My decision catched a lucky moment: after one month they found a new drummer who is in line with the team.
So it came to a good end. I could focus on my acoustic stuff and they found a good, motivated drummer in the neighbourhood.