Jof Walsh

Mask of Ju­das/ Aliases

Rhythm - - BEAT! - @maskofju­das (Face­book) @alias­es­band (Face­book)

I would de­scribe my drum­ming style as…

“A col­lec­tion of ev­ery­thing I love and lis­ten to!In­tense and lively but hope­fully taste­ful to the song.”

I use...

“I pre­fer 10/16/22 with a 14" drum ham­mered snare. I use Meinl cym­bals, a Roland SPDSX, Tama Hard­ware, Iron Co­bras, and Vic Drum­phones.”

The se­cret of play­ing drums well is…

“Prac­tise. Lis­ten. Prac­tise. En­joy it. Prac­tise.”

My first drum set was…

“A Kent drum kit with some Zyn cym­bals that was my dad’s. I loved drums as a baby and I played un­til I was six years’ old. My first teacher at school put me off drums by smash­ing the kit in front of me and not let­ing me put my hands over my ears. Af­ter a break some friends asked me to play in their band, and within min­utes we were play­ing ‘Bas­ket Case’.”

Bon­ham is a given, but my favourite drum­mers ever are…

“Benny Grebb, Aaron Spears, Ben Gillies, Ben Har­clerode, Pete Howard, Brad Fick­ein­sen, Eric Moore, Matt Garstka and Was Keely.”

Self-taught or lessons?

“I’m self taught, but did my Grade 8 with my friend Jimmy Ro­man who plays for Deb­o­rah Bon­ham.”

The best drum­ming ad­vice I’ve ever been given is…

“Re­lax! And play to a click.”

What I’m up to right now is…

“Mask of Ju­das just re­leased our de­but al­bum The

Mes­merist–the sin­gle ‘The Con­spir­a­tor’ is on YouTube. Aliases also have our al­bum Derange­able out as well.”

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