The Worship Drummer Podcast - Putting The #HeartBeforeBeat
Episode 018 - A Coffee With: Simon Kobler (Hillsong United)

Episode 018 - A Coffee With: Simon Kobler (Hillsong United)

January 9, 2018

Have you ever wanted to sit and have coffee with one of your fav drummers? Well, we made that possible for all of you in episode 018! We sat with Simon "Kobes" Kobler armed with over 82 questions from the Worship Drummer Family as well as some of our own! We drank great coffee, had a great convo and I even got a hands-on with his impressive new line of products for drummers.

 

SHOW NOTES

In this Episode

  • Simon's Upbringing
  • Drumming Influences at Hillsong
  • Maturing as a drummer over the last 10 years with United
  • Drum sounds/Samples
  • On Married Life
  • Basal - Simon's new line of products.
  • Why he chose Heartbeat Cymbals
  • Top Three Albums of 2017
    • Lorde: Melodrama
    • LCD Sound System: American Dream
    • Lana Del Ray
  • The Process of Creating Drum Parts and Why He Tabs His parts.

Heartbeat Cymbals

  • 24" Jazz Ride
  • 17" Raw crashes as hi-hats

Evans Drumheads

  • EQ3 batter clear on Kick
  • G2 Coated on toms

Basal - The Sophisticated + Modern Answer To Product Organization

We had a hand-on experience with many of Simon's products and I was so impressed with the quality and attention to detail. The simplest way I can put it is that if you enjoy his playing, you'll love his products! They are simple and basic but meet a huge need in organizing all of your drumming accessories. Here are some pics that I took, and then some "proper" ones.

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Bonus Episode - Introducing our worshipdrummer.PRO Platform And Our Brand New Online Course

Bonus Episode - Introducing our worshipdrummer.PRO Platform And Our Brand New Online Course

September 20, 2017

In this episode you will learn about the new worshipdrummer.pro platform that we are preparing to launch towards the end of October, as well as our brand new online course. 

Get ready, because we are about to equip you like never before. Listen on to find out about the 4 different ways we will equip you like never before!

Episode 017 - Jared Falk on Music Education and How Drumeo Got Its Start

Episode 017 - Jared Falk on Music Education and How Drumeo Got Its Start

September 5, 2017

Jared is no stranger to the drumming world. He has created one of the world's most influential online platforms that connects drum students with the pros with Drumeo.

In this episode we explore the topic of music education and talk about how Drumeo came to be what it is today.

In the intro, we also share about our new platform that we are excited to launch, called worshipdrummer.pro, an brand new platform that will house all of our premium content. sign up for the launch list at worshipdrummer.pro.

 

Episode 016 - Steve Goold on Intentionality, BFSD’s Steve’s Donut, and the Art of Listening

Episode 016 - Steve Goold on Intentionality, BFSD’s Steve’s Donut, and the Art of Listening

August 9, 2017

In episode 16 we bring you a fantastic conversation that we had with Steve Goold. This epsiode is packed with valuable insight from a drummer that we've admired from afar for a long time!

In this Episode:

  • Discover how Steve got his start, and climbed his way up to play for bands like Own City, Sara Bareilles, and Ben Rector, etc...
  • Find out if the BFSD's Steve's Donut is named after this Steve
  • The Drumset and the Kingdom
  • Drum Gear Run down of all three of his setups
  • New kit or new cymbals?
  • The art of listening to music
  • The Drum Library
  • Kentville Kangaroo Drum heads

 

 

 

 

Episode 015 - Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood) Rooted in Revival

Episode 015 - Garrett Goodwin (Carrie Underwood) Rooted in Revival

April 18, 2017

It was back in the summer of 2015 when I was sitting backstage with Jared Henderson and the rest of Kari Jobe's band when Ben Davis (bass) told me a crazy story about a guy named Garrett Goodwin and the Brownsville Revival. My ears perked up and after hearing the story, I sat in amazement at how good and faithful God is!

In this episode we attempt to capture and tell the story here on the podcast, for all of you to hear. We also talk drum gear and technology in music.

In This Episode:

  • Garrett's Upbringing
  • Growing up at Brownsville during the Revival
  • The necessity of humility
  • The Influence of Lindell Cooley
  • The phone call that changed everything.
  • Rooted in Revival
  • Touring and staying accountable
  • Advice for Worship Leaders on how they can influence young drummers
  • The what and why behind his drum setup
  • Technology in Music/Worship, Drēmtrigger
  • Nashville Sampling Co.
  • Practical drumming advice

Garrett Goodwin's Gear Rundown

  • DW Drums

    • 14 x 10 rack tom
    • 18 x 16 floor tom
    • 26 x 18 kick
    • 14 x 6.5 snare
  • Sabian Cymbals
    • 18" Hats
    • 24" Crash
    • 24" Ride
    • 22" Crash
  • Remo Drumheads: Emperor (on top)
  • Promark Drumstick: 2S + 747B

Links to things mentioned in this episode:

Episode 014 - Payden Hilliard (Leeland) on Finding and Knowing Your Identity

Episode 014 - Payden Hilliard (Leeland) on Finding and Knowing Your Identity

March 10, 2017

Payden Hilliard - Leeland

The first time I met Payden in person was in February. We were both at the Ryman in Nashville to celebrate The Belonging & Co's third birthday. We had already previously talked about recording an episode together, but that night I asked him what he's most passionate about and without batting an eyelash he answered, "Finding and knowing your identity!" 

We tackle the topic in this episode by walking you through Payden's personal journey to Nashville, which was riddled with ups and downs. Listen to how he discovered and defines his true identity, and observe how it is not even tied to what he actually does as a drummer.

 

[tweet_box design="default"]Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.[/tweet_box]

In this Episode

  • Nashville and its church history
  • What God is doing at The Belonging & Co.
  • Payden’s upbringing and how a mission trip changed his family
  • Journey to Mexico
  • Meeting a 16 year old worship leader
  • Journey to Nashville
  • How you separate who you are from what you do!
  • Advice for those who are frustrated with life’s current situation
  • Having a voice with something to say
  • Some practical drumming advice

Links to things mentioned in this episode:

QUOTES

I’m scrubbing toilets right now, but You see me, and You love me!

“If I were here to scrub these toilets for the rest of my life, and that’s all I did, I could live in this moment and say thank You God that You love me and sent Your Son for me!”

Jesus came to die for you, and if He never did another thing for you, that is enough! Everything else is out of the goodness of His heart.

Find your peace with God and thank Him no matter what season you’re in

There are seasons in life, and it’s cool to know that it’s going to eventually change!

If you’re having alone time with God, He will download a lot of wisdom to you.

Learning when to play and when not to play has been a big game-changer for me.

 

Episode 013 - Josh Fisher (Jesus Culture) on Leading, Looking, and Learning as a Worship Drummer

Episode 013 - Josh Fisher (Jesus Culture) on Leading, Looking, and Learning as a Worship Drummer

February 7, 2017

It's been a long time coming, but we had a fascinating conversation with Josh Fisher. He's a brilliant thinker and is very intentional about what he does on and off the stage. In this episode we talk about landing a spot on the band; looking at your leaders and band mates when ministering, and learning.... all the time!

I hope you enjoy episode 013.

Episode 012 - Harrison Wood on playing for Hillsong Worship, Injuries, and Cymbals.

Episode 012 - Harrison Wood on playing for Hillsong Worship, Injuries, and Cymbals.

January 1, 2017

We caught up with Hillsong Worship's drummer, Harrison Wood, and talk about his journey at Hillsong, sustaining and dealing with injuries, and his cymbal set up.

Happiest of New Years!

Episode 011 - How to get drastically better at playing drums with a click track with Daniel Hadaway (All Sons and Daughters)

Episode 011 - How to get drastically better at playing drums with a click track with Daniel Hadaway (All Sons and Daughters)

December 5, 2016

We had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel Hadaway, drummer for All Sons and Daughters. He has some exciting projects that he is working on and in this episode we jump in and explore 2 of them. One is his new online drumming course and the second is his new-ish podcast, Drummer Daily. 

We also talk about what's important to know when buying/upgrading your drum kit. 

Hope the episode is helpful!

Episode 010 - The Developing Journey of Drēmtrigger with Josh Fifelski.

Episode 010 - The Developing Journey of Drēmtrigger with Josh Fifelski.

November 8, 2016

In this episode, we chat with Josh Fifelski who well into the process of developing a product, Drēmtrigger, that has the potential to change the technological landscape for worship drummers. If you are the entrepreneurial type, you will not want to miss the part where he takes us through the step-by-step process he went through to get Drēmtrigger to where it is today!