April 6, 2018
After having a few drummer friends insist that I connect with him, I finally did it. In episode 20 I chat with Paul Whittinghill (Passion) and we get into some topics that he is very passionate about.
There are some definite gold-nuggets for you to grab onto and I hope that you are encouraged and inspired by our conversation.
"I’m 21, I have no cred. I was like a name on a page, and they asked me to play. It’s the faithfulness of God, it cannot be denied" - Paul Whittinghill.
In this Episode
The early years and first drum kit
6-piece suit band / Christy Nockels / Brett Younker
Serving on The Worship Team Passion City Church
New Wave of Passion Starts (2013)
Biggest mistake(s) you’ve ever made
Innovative ideas vs setting trends
Passion Conference Gear Rundown (see below)
Preparing for Passion Conference AND live recording
Favourite songs from new album, Whole Heart
Becoming a “song” drummer
Storytelling from the kit and finding your voice around the kit
Leading from the drum kit - having a humble confidence
Main drumming influences
how do you keep the heart before beat on the daily?
Mentioned in this Episode
SOAP Groups (Bible Reading Plan):
Start a text thread with 4 friends or so
decide on a book of the Bible to go through
read one chapter a day
find one verse that stuck out to you, write a brief observation, how does it apply to your life?, possibly a short prayer
Paul on Instagram // Twitter // Facebook
- C&C Kit with Ebony Oyster wrap
- 22x14 13x9 16x16
- Snare: Black beauty 6.5x14
- 24” Epic RIde
- 20” Custom Crash
- 22” custom crash
- Hats: 17” Light crash // raw hat
- looptimus (midi controller)
February 21, 2018
David Whitworth - Bethel Music
Hey Worship Drummer Fam! I'm so excited to share with you the conversation I had with David Whitworth (Bethel). One of the questions we get asked a lot is, "How do you get that Bethel snare sound?" Then the follow up question is usually something like, "It sounds sooo good! Is it sampled?"
Well, today I am pleased to say that we have answers to all, or at least most, of your questions. We received just about 70 questions from our insta fam and in this episode we attempt to tackle them head-on.
Grab a coffee and hang on, this is gonna be a great one!
"I love playing drums because I can encounter the Lord while doing something I love."
In this Episode (Timestamps)
02:30 - From Texas To Kansas City
04:20 - IHOP
12:00 - The Fight Conference
16:00 - Section Leading at Bethel
19:00 - Gear Rundown
21:41 - Drum Tuning/Snare Tuning
27:30 - Sleigh bells on Hi Hat stand
28:40 - Truth Custom Drums
29:45 - #worshipdrummer Fails
32:10 - Ableton + Spontaneous Worship
34:48 - Ableton Rig Rundown
36:45 - Balancing Marriage and Ministry
38:45 - In-ear mix
40:00 - Fostering community among musicians at Bethel
41:30 - Drum Samples
43:50 - Playing Live vs Studio
45:30 - What drumming stuff are you challenged with lately?
50:15 - AUX/Double Drums
55:10 - Practical advice to prepare your heart
57:00 - Follow on social @davidwhitworth
"My identity is not me being a drummer, it’s me being a son."
TOUR KIT: Truth Custom Kit
- Vintage Mahogany wood
- 13x9 rack tom
- 24x18 kick
- 16x16 floor
- 4x8 Brass snare (with 42 strands)
- Snare: remo powerstroke 4 clear dot
- Thin Evans tone ring
- Toms: remo vintage coated
ELECTRONICS (Tracks are through Ableton)
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.
In this Episode
- 24" Jazz Ride
- 17" Raw crashes as hi-hats
- 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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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!
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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.
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!