Today we have the awesome drummer, Gavin Harrison, on the podcast. Gavin has played with artists such as Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief, King Crimson, Iggy Pop and many others.
He has also won the Modern Drummer award for ”best progressive drummer of the year” consecutively between 2007-2010 and again 2016 and 2019.
I personally got introduced to Gavin’s drumming when I got in to Porcupine Tree about 10 years ago. And his drumming is still a great source of inspiration.
In this episode, Gavin talks about his early influences. What it takes to be a professional drummer and what it means to be playing in time. Gavin also has an app coming out helping you with exactly that.
He also gives us an insight to how he likes to record himself in his studio and how he experiments with his big live room. We also spoke about his thoughts on using drum replacements. Why he doesn’t like engineers to mix his drum recordings and some other cool tips for improving your drum sound.
We also spoke about why it’s important to take every job seriously and play your absolute best because you never know where it can take you. Even if you don’t like the music.
There are a lot of nuggets you can pick up from this episode so I hope you are going to enjoy it.