Really happy to have bagged a stall on the Gravity Fields Festival Street Fayre on 24th September! I’ll be there with cajóns and more for sale, as well as hints and tips on playing and getting the best sound out of your instrument. Hope to see you there!
Tim Gillespie will be playing Urchin cajón with country punk folk rock trio The Now Nows this Saturday, 3rd September, at two festivals in West Yorkshire:
Around 4 pm, Westival at the West Riding Refreshment Rooms on Dewsbury Railway Station; then
Around 7 pm at Cleckheaton Beer and Music Festival, Cleckheaton Town Hall.
It would be great to see you at either or both!
A few months ago, I repaired some of my old cymbals and gave them to a friend’s son who is learning to play drums, knowing that he’d be better off with well-repaired, professional cymbals than with the type of entry-level cymbals in his budget range at the time. His drum teacher, the excellent Ash Muscroft of http://www.ashmuscroftdrumtuition.co.uk/ spotted these cymbals and asked if I would repair a couple of his. The first was a Paiste ride with a simple edge crack, needing a straightforward scallop repair. The other, however, was a very different beast – a lovely Sabian HHX with a MASSIVE, flappy break almost to the bell. See Ash’s post below for his take on the repair, and my thanks to Ash for trusting me with his bronze!
A few weeks ago I posted a broken cymbal of mine that I've had sat around for years! I was so upset when it cracked mid gig! At the time I was young and stupid enough to continue playing with it until it was beyond repair (or so I thought!)… So I recently sent it off to my good friend Tim Gillespie from @urchinpercussion and THIS IS WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED!! IT'S AMAZING!!!! (I can't thank him enough!) He's managed to get rid of the monstrous break without a great deal of sustain loss. It will definitely be a great cymbal to stack but could still be used on its own! Love the tone more now that before!!!! 100% go take your cymbals to @urchinpercussion you really won't be disappointed! Www.ashmuscroftdrumtuition.co.uk #sabianhhx #sabiancymbals #sabian #crackedcymbal #cymbalrepair #urchinpercussion #itsnotwhatyouknow #itswhoyouknow #watchthisspace #drummer #drum #drums #drummers #drummerslife #cymbals #cymbal #repair #music #band #bandlife #urchinpercussioncymbalrepair
Check out our new online store! Easy ordering of Urchin products and merchandise from right here on the website.
This matching pair of Urchin Snare Cajons are ready for assembly, then they’ll be off to a school in West Yorkshire.
Just taken delivery of some lovely iroko timber, which should be gracing the top of a couple of tongue drums soon. Just getting the pattern and tuning worked out, then we’ll get cracking 🙂
A couple of crackers left under the Christmas tree here at Urchin HQ.
This is the Urchin SwampBox Footplate. A piece of wood with a hole. But slot in your Urchin SwampBox stomper and it becomes a footplate, lowering the ‘box’s stomping angle and adding stability to your stage setup. With its non-slip backing, the Footplate is robust and simple to use; the SwampBox is not permanently attached to the plate, so it can still be used alone wherever travelling light is important. Pricing TBA.
Made from reclaimed ply, this large-sized Urchin SwampBox is a thumping addition to any player’s setup. Use it to add some rhythm to your guitar, as an additional voice for your cajon playing, or wherever you want to add a little drive to a performance.
And with a new orange logo option!
This is the first of the stock from the new UP workshop. Currently on display at Wild Heart Music in Bourne.