Sunday, September 23, 2007

Miles plays the Beatles

Miles and I had a session yesterday with his drum teacher, Lorenz Hunziker (of Mañana), as part of the Drum School Basel's Open House (Tag der offenen Tür). Lorenz is on keyboards here, since Miles is on drums.

This was Miles's first truly public performance (the previous one was only semi-public, at a wedding), and this time it was on his real instrument (drum set), rather than on bongos. I think he looks right at home. :-)

17 comments:

Rainer said...

Miles plays great! Congratulations! Where do you two practice? at home?
All the best to you from
Rainer and family

Andrew Shields said...

We have a practice room in a civil-defense bunker near our house. We share it with a boy named Lars and his family, so there are two drum sets there, plus my electric-guitar amp and a few other goodies. Lars is not only another student at the drum school but also in the same class as Miles at "real" school.

Joyce said...

The Kid's got style. He's got it!
Thanks, Andrew this was great, I loved it!

daniel said...

Wow! Congratulations! Gaby and I enjoyed it a lot, herrlich! We also admired Miles' Vokuhila. Herzlich! Daniel

Suz said...

I want to play with Miles!!!

Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Just be sure you all wear ear plugs to protect your hearing. -- Lee, Theta Chi 1983-1986 summers

Alicia said...

Miles rocks!

Anonymous said...

Slide over Ringo...it's Miles' turn...and he's got what it takes. Thanks for adding a bright spot in our day...
Patti & Rich in California

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I'm sure Colin (my little drummer, age 8, will find this inspiring. Thanks for sharing this with us.

James Mc.

Anonymous said...

Padraig thinks the drumming was worthy of Ringo. Well done Miles!

Ina Nicosia said...

FANTASTIC!!! Would it be too Sopranos if I said...Oh My Gaud! It brought me to tears? LOL!!! So cool! I heard Bettina Schelker is looking for a drummer...

Roger Bonner said...

Very impressive first public performance!
Go, Miles, go!!

Roger

Anonymous said...

that's absolutely amazing! get those ear plugs ready and have lots of fun!

;-)

Tiff

Anonymous said...

Dude! you rock, Miles! Having seen you in action in the bunker practice room, I'm glad you do wear ear plugs at least while practicing :).
Keep it up!
Love,
Aunt Sara

Andrew Shields said...

Sara, Miles was wearing his earplugs while he performed. He's very serious about them.

Ben J. Min said...

I am just browing through my mailbox and find this wonderful piece of rock. Congratulations to Miles and his dad!

Keep groovin -

Ben

Ina said...

Hi Andrew. If you're free on March 5th, Bettina is having her official cd release party at the Kuppel in Basel. Ina