DAVE GERACITANO

FU­TURE DUB ORCHEST RA

Rhythm - - BEAT! -

I would de­scribe my drum­ming style as...

“Solid, pas­sion­ate, en­er­getic, tight, open and ver­sa­tile.”

Tell us about any en­dorse­ments you have...

“Cur­rently seek­ing...”

The se­cret of play­ing drums well is…

“Know­ing when and when not to play. But most im­por­tantly for me is play­ing with other mu­si­cians, you cer­tainly learn and ex­pe­ri­ence the im­por­tance of time.”

My first drum set was…

“My lov­ing par­ents got me my first kit when I was 14. A Ses­sion Pro, the worst but best drum kit a be­gin­ner could ever wish for!”

My favourite drum­mers ever to date are… (let’s as­sume Bon­ham is a given!)

“Ste­wart Copeland, Mor­gan Rose, Benny Greb, Mike Cos­grove and Andy Gan­gadeen. I must also men­tion James Hester. James is head of drums at BIM Bris­tol. How could you not find in­flu­ence and be in­spired when hav­ing a great ed­u­ca­tor like that man.”

Self-taught or lessons?

“I was self-taught for a good chunk of time un­til I stud­ied at BIM Bris­tol for a year. That place re­ally changed my ap­proach on life, con­fi­dence, skill and be­lief.”

What’s the best drum­ming ad­vice you’ve ever been given?

“Com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion is key for suc­cess... Al­ways be ver­sa­tile.”

What are you cur­rently up to?

“Af­ter a suc­cess­ful 2017 with FDO re­leas­ing our first full de­but al­bum, Echoes, that then led us to tour­ing the UK and Europe, so 2018 has started with a bang, we have signed up with two agen­cies, we have a new live ses­sion and video con­tent com­ing out, along with another Euro­pean tour in the works for this sum­mer sur­rounded by UK dates. FDO will be work­ing on a sec­ond al­bum to be re­leased later in 2018, and we’re plan­ning for a busy 2019. Around all of thisI will be work­ing on other mu­sic projects and teach­ing drums pri­vately.”

I use...

“Tama drums: Su­per­star Birch and Bass­wood shells with die-cast hard­ware – Black Pan­ther ham­mered steel snare 14"x 5½"; Evans drum­heads; A Cus­tom Zildjian cymbals; Vic Firth sticks; Roland elec­tron­ics (SPD-SX, TD-12, TM2 + 6 Ex­ter­nal trig­gers); Alto Pro­fes­sional mix­ers; Shure Pro in-ears and Pro­tec­tion racket cases.”

Face­book/In­sta­gram/Twit­ter: @Dave Geracitano www.fu­ture­duborches­tra.co.uk book­ings@fu­ture­duborches­tra.co.uk

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