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Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel - Jamie Drake

Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.

Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.

"Uncovered is an annual event that takes the music of a 'pop' artist and reimagines it in a more musical theatre-y way, with the tunes sung by some of the best Canadian performers from Broadway, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival etc.

I've been privileged to be part of these shows since the beginning, and in addition to playing, I assist the Musical Director Reza Jacobs with the arrangements and orchestrations. The band for this version consisted of piano, violin, bass, and percussion.

This year's show mostly switched between drum set and mallet percussion. I am a proud Yamaha guy but my Club Custom Kit was in another theatre, so the vintage Slingerlands came out for this one (and actually suited the arrangements really well). Other instruments included glockenspiel, vibes, tubular bells (thanks Yamaha Canada!), Mark Trees, crotales, chromatic bells from Steve Weiss, a trine, a single timbale (which sort of doubled as a repenique) and a table full of bottles and other sounds for a very cool arrangement of 'You Can Call Me Al'.

The bass drum is an old Leedy that I rescued from its past life as a coffee table (the previous owner had covered it in Seagrams ads - decided to leave them on there as it ads character, I think!).

And, of course, a Miller Machine and lots of great mallets from Innovative Percussion as well. And a whole mix of cymbals, including a gorgeous Dream Contact ride."

Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel - International - Jamie Drake
December 2015

Jamie Drake's setup for Uncovered: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel as put on by Acting Up Stage Company in Toronto, Canada, at Koerner Hall.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
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"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
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"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
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Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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