Just back from a great gig with "Stonephace Stabbins" at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival - lovely to be back at The Sage again! This time I finally managed to pop into BR Distribution's warehouse to check out some amazing Istanbul Agop cymbals as part of my UK Artist endorsement.
I've never been in a room with so many amazing instruments, I was like a kid in a sweet shop! Luckily the very patient and knowledgable Richard Trubridge was on hand to help me make some choices... I wanted them all to be honest! In the end I took away some large Traditional Dark crashes and an incredible 22" 30th Anniversary Ride (Just think Elvin...awesome!)
Barry and Richard at BR Distribution are complete gents - I'll be back for more soon guys!!