Matt Halpern performed at the second day of the London Drum Show 2014. He was accompanied by Periphery bass player Nolly Getgood who played a good bit with him. Matt Halpern's kick ass solo took about 25 minutes and here are some highlights of it with this article. Sadly enough, due to the loud bass drum input from the room mixing table, the bass drum level is higher than the other drums in the mix. We apologize for this, but any cool Matt-fan shouldn't be bothered with this!
And there was some other sad news, just a week after the show. Matt closed down his website bandhappy.com because of all his education and clinic activities. That work load, combined with Periphery and Bandhappy.com became just too much to keep it running. Matt worked on the website full time since 2008 alongside his already busy schedule.
Line-up London Drum Show 2015 Recently, two new artists were added to the 2015 edition of the London Drum Show. Announced earlier were Anika Nilles and Peter Erskine, now Mike Johnston and Harvey Mason Sr. are also added. These four artists are already reason enough to book a ticket.
Matt Halpern Matt Halpern is best known for his work with the American progressive metal band Periphery that he joined in 2009. This year the band released their two-album rock opera 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega'. Juggernaut is a set of interconnected concept albums that debuted earlier this year in the Top 25 of the Billboard 200. And that is rare! This year, the band celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Matt has been a member of Animals as Leaders and supported bands like Dream Theater and The Deftones on tour. Also, he is an active clinician and educator. He has done clinic tours for his endorsing brands Meinl and Mapex.
These videos of the London Drum Show show his immense popularity as the crowd prove during his show. Bringing Nolly Getgood with him was a very welcome change in the line-up of the festival. It puts the drummers in a drummer's perspective in music, and demonstrates the interaction between the two rhythm and groove makers in the band. And Matt and Nolly did just that on stage. Between these two guys there is a continuous vibe, and it never rests.
But when Matt played a solo of over 25 minutes, his groove, power and creativity took over the room, and let everybody behind in a state of bewilderedness... wondering what just happened there on stage. Have a look for yourself in these five videos of Matt Halpern at the London Drum Show 2014.
Watch more photos and videos on Matt Halpern's artist page here on Drummerszone.