Where did it all go right?
Well it was January 1983, to be precise. Lying in a hospital bed recovering from a, rugby career ending knee operation. When my good friend and neighbour along with his girlfriend said “Mark. You can play the drums can’t you? Will you join our band?” By March we were in the studio recording our first demo of 1980’s, self penned pop ditties and “The Service” were born.
An official rock band complete with Richard, an ex EMI session vocalist and Chris a guitarist extraordinaire were next on the list.Everyone was writing fresh material and more recording sessions of these original rock tracks shortly followed before the band finally just drifted apart. I continued to write and collaborate with various other bands for a while.
Fast forward to my 50th Birthday in 2013. I was stunned to find that one of my presents bought by my wife was in fact some drumming lessons to try and entice me back behind the throne. So dragging out some old drumsticks, that I incidentally soon found to be older than the drum tutor. Off I went. After another 5 years of turmoil and “what if’s”, I decided that I could not go out like this. So the search for a decent drum kit started.... the last hurrah. February 2019 I found myself finally fulfilling my dream and wanting to play catch up on all of those lost years.
Mapex Drums and hardware. Additional Pearl Hardware
Cymbals a mixture of...Sabian AAX, Zildjian K series & Paiste 505 Hi hats and 2002