X8 Drums Blog

  • 18th Jun 2015

    Artist Profile: Michael “Leroy” Bram

    When he is not touring with superstars like Jason Mraz, recording with Joss Stone or blues great, Watermelon Slim, Michael “Leroy” Bram performs regularly with his blues band, Michael Bram and the…

  • 18th Jun 2015

    Jazz Drumming & Cymbal Selection

    Modern jazz drumming is an evolution of the styles of drumming most noted in turn of the century (the 20th century) swing drumming, which was a combination of military drumming patterns, African dr…

  • 18th Jun 2015

    How to Clean Cymbals

    Whether cymbals have been kept in storage or carried around from gig to gig, they can develop a layer of dirt or grime that affects not only the appearance, but also the sound of the cymbals. Most pro…

  • 18th Jun 2015

    Artist Profile: Rodney Holmes

    Whether you are a fan of Clyde Criner, The Steve Kimrock Band or Santana, chances are that you have heard Rodney Holmes take drumming to an entirely different level that crosses the boundaries between…

  • 18th Jun 2015

    Protecting and Maintaining Cymbals

    As every drummer knows, a drum kit is only as good as the care given to it. Since most drum kits consist of drums, cymbals and hardware that puts it all together, it is important to protect the vari…