Cascio Interstate Music, 13819 W. National Avenue in New Berlin, presents drummer Todd Sucherman of Styx, along with Hannah Ford of Chicago’s Bellevue Suite and the current Broadway show in Chicago, and Pearl Drums Clinician Raymond Massey in a
FREE drum clinic/performance on Saturday, May 7th at 11am on Cascio's Soundstage inside the Cascio SuperStore. Sponsored by Cascio, Pearl Drums, and Sabian Cymbals, this FREE Clinic/Performance is open to the public, featuring prize giveaways plus photo and autograph opportunities. Doors open at 10:00 am. Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early, as seating and parking are limited. Please call (262) 789-7600 or visit http://www.interstatemusic.com/retail for more information.
Todd Sucherman of Styx will take the stage following Raymond Massey in the early afternoon, showcasing his drumming technique and providing tips, as well as answering questions from those in attendance. In 2009, Sucherman won the Modern Drummer Reader's Poll for #1 Rock Drummer, #1 Educational DVD with "Methods and Mechanics" as well as #1 Clinician in DRUM! Magazine. In between his time with Styx he's recorded over 1000 radio and TV jingles, and has worked live and in the studio with artists diverse as Peter Cetera, Brian Culbertson, Spinal Tap, Tommy Shaw, The Falling Wallendas, Eric Marienthal, and Brian Wilson (including his 2003 release with Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Elton John.) Todd has also been an in demand clinician performing at drum festivals around the world.
Todd's instructional DVD release "Methods and Mechanics" brings the knowledge of thousands of gigs, shows and recording sessions along with over three decades as a professional drummer to this useful and unique DVD package. Learn more about Sucherman at http://www.toddsucherman.com/.
Hannah Ford will start the day at 11am with her "Peace Love and Drums" show, in which she shares her experiences as a young musician and takes her audience through the multifaceted world of music and drumming. "Peace Love and Drums" covers jazz, funk/fusion, rock and vocals, performed live on stage with pre-recorded music tracks, along with audience participation and questions.
Besides performing with the rock-based Bellevue Suite, Hannah is also the full time
drum/vocalist position with Chicagoland fan favorites "The Hannah Ford Band" and "Pandorum." Hannah Ford has also been very busy in theater, as she finds herself in the middle of a 26-week run at Chicago's Royal George Theatre, cast as "L.A. Coulter" (on-stage drummer) for the Whoopi Goldberg musical, "White Noise." "White Noise" runs through June 5, and from there might head to Broadway or London. Learn more about Hannah Ford at http://www.hannahforddrums.com/.
Nashville-based Raymond Massey will start his clinic following Hannah. He landed a gig 20 years ago with RCA recording artist Vern Gosdin and toured the U.S. Raymond also recorded and toured with Tanya Tucker of legendary country music fame for several more years. He can be heard on the Victor Wooten, (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Fame) CD entitled “What did he Say” and “Soul Circus.” He also played on a track featuring heavy metal singer Henry Rollins for a Waylon Jennings Tribute.
Raymond has a dream gig during the day at Pearl Drums as Marketing Events Manager. Many of his current duties include managing the Drum Set Clinic Program as well as coordinating over 30 shows a year. He also works with the development of new products, performs drum clinics, and participates in dealer and public education on Pearl products.
Cascio Interstate Music is among the nation’s top independent musical instrument retailers, as the 12th largest musical instrument dealer in the United States. Cascio will celebrate 65 years as a music retailer in 2011, and is headquartered in the suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin marketplace, which houses its retail Superstore, Call Center, Web Center and corporate offices. Its Distribution Center in Waukesha, WI handles over 40,000 items. Cascio Interstate offers a wide selection of musical instruments, fine pianos, accessories, sheet music, private music lessons, free in-store educational clinics, rentals, repairs, and more. More information on the Company is available at
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