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KEV DODD

Mick Fleetwood

Hi. My name is Kev and I play Mick Fleetwood. I have to admit that Fleetwood Mac was not often on my play list growing up. My teen years started in the early-eighties so I was more influenced by late punk and new romantic genres than 70’s rock. However, one of the first albums I bought on CD was Tango in the Night and I loved Seven wonders, Mystified, Everywhere and Isn’t it Midnight. It wasn’t long before I bought Rumours. I’ve been playing drums of one kind or another for nearly 40 years. My dad was a drummer in a 60’s cover band in Grimsby so I guess it was inevitable. My son also now plays drums although I bought him a keyboard when he was a year old, but alas he followed his old man and now is destined to always need a mate with a big van! It all started for me in a Boys Brigade concert and marching band, working my way up to lead drummer; we were pretty successful and went on to win National competitions. I met Kenny in 2015. He was running a U2 tribute band and a guitarist friend of mine asked me to join. They had one of those difficult start ups which you get with bands sometimes, where just when you think you might be ready to gig, someone leaves! In the end we only did one gig before it all dissolved. But Kenny also needed a drummer for his pub cover band and that was my audition effectively for “Tango” Unfortunately, I can’t quite afford the DW kit with 24 carat gold fittings, currently used by Mick, but I do try my best to replicate his set up (minus big gong) so that I can recreate his style as accurately as possible. That even includes setting up the tom toms the wrong way around!! Probably due to my marching band history, I have always been a fan of Premier drums, which were originally made in Wigston near Leicester, before the company was taken over by Yamaha in the 90’s. In the 60, 70’s and 80’s Premier produced some of the best drums in the world out of the Wigston factory, notably the Resonator and Projector kits which were beautiful 3-ply birch shells that generate a lovely resonant tone when tuned up right (and loud too). Resonators were famously endorsed by Keith Moon and Clem Burke (Blondie). I’ve now got one of each and tend to use the flame red resonator for the Tango gigs. Premier chrome-work has always been top quality too, and so although my drums are 35 years old, with a bit of a polish they look as good as they sound. I do follow Mick on cymbals brand choice; I have a set of Zildjian custom A’s and quick beat Hi-Hats, again some of which are over 25 years old now but still sound and look great. Kev

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