Boingy Boingy Country Band – June 2011, Pender Harbour BC, Canada — From My Youtube Archives

I happened to be at a community day festival in Pender Harbor BC Canada in June of 2011. Although I had heard about these spring suspended drums, I had never seen them before, even in pictures. Seeing them in action was unexpected, but I could not resist the opportunity to take a video and immediately posting it to my account on youtube.

Since then it has received more than 117,000 views. Amazing!

For more information see my previous post.

Boingy, Boingy Rock Band Youtube Video – From 2011

I have never seen anything like this before or since!

“In June of 2011, I happened to be at a community day festival in a park in Pender Harbour. I had heard a rumour that these drums were in existence but had never seen them in pictures or in action up until that time.

When I saw them I was laughing so hard that I had to video tape it and post it up on YouTube asap for the world to see this…”

Since posting that video, it has gone viral, over 400,000 views at the time of this writing.

I have since learned that these drums were created by Canadian drummer and inventor Charlie Rose. Rumor has it that the first kit cost him about $4000.00 in beer and pizza, and an old car. In any event, he has a site called boingyboingy.ca that he started up shortly before I shot this video. So I am giving him a shout out link here. Hope it does him some good.

Apparently he was on “Dragons Den” in Canada (that is the Canadian version of “Shark Tank” for any Americans reading this), but unfortunately he got no backers. In any event, if you want a set for yourself, then visit his site. boingyboingy.ca. There are more demonstration videos to be seen there.

Mick

PS

I asked Marc LaFrance, the drummer for Randy Bachman if he wanted a set for Christmas, but he was not interested. I have no idea why.

Rock Legends Cruise 2 — February 2013

Rock Legends Cruise 2
Rock Legends Cruise 2 Poster

It took me a long time to get around to talking about this, but it has been a very busy year. Last February, the Bachman and Turner Band participated in the Second Rock Legends Cruise. It was a fun time for all, and the feedback from our fans on board was great. Randy, Fred, Marc, Brent and Myself all enjoyed the warm weather and scenery. The following groups participated:

Foreigner
Paul Rodgers
Creedence Clearwater
Kansas
Bachman and Turner
38 Special
The Marshall Tucker Band
Blue Oyster Cult
Foghat
Molly Hatchet
Kentucky Headhunters
Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Pat Travers Band
Melvin Seals and JGB
The Artimus Pyle Band
Black Oak
Arkansas
Royal Southern Brotherhood
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Swampdawamp
Whiskey Myers
Fired Guns
Mike Zito
Citizens Band Radio
The Blue Lords

Here are a few shots taken during that cruise: