One of HOME’s favourite photographers, Chris Payne, whose 2019 exhibition Flash Bang Wallop featured a host of drummers including Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Stephen Morris (New Order and Joy Division), Rick Buckler (The Jam), Gaz Whelan (Happy Mondays), Andy Paresi (Morrissey), Anna Prior (Metronomy), Rick Jupp (formerly of Elbow), Mike Spearman (Everything Everything), Johnny Kalsi (Afro Celt Sound System), Rob Cieka (The Boo Radleys), has created a series of workshops for anyone in lockdown who might want to learn to drum – even if they don’t own a kit.
Chris said: “Some of the Flash Bang Wallop drummers have been creating videos as a response to the current Covid-19 lockdown – just click on the portrait to view each video.
“There are short exercises, demonstrations of drum beats and styles – all are in the spirit of the project, and the idea that drumming is a natural instinct and accessible for all.
“Some exercises are obviously for more advanced drummers, and others for those who have never drummed before.
“All are fantastic in their own way, and I’d like to give a massive thankyou to all the drummers for giving up their time and skill to help with this off-shoot project.”