New Product Demo Videos

Here is a series of videos to give you helpful information on some of Vater products that you just can't get by reading a product description in a catalog. We'll be filming many more, so stay tuned!

 

Mike Johnston demonstrates how different tip shapes and sizes have an effect on how your cymbals sound. He also shows the sound difference between wood tip and nylon tip.




Jen Lowe demo's the New Vater Cajon Brush and also the Wire Tap Retractable Brush on the Cajon.
 




Vater Slick Nut Cymbal Fastener Artist Mike Mangini (Dream Theater) shows how he uses the Slick Nut and Slick Nut Skull in his set up and also while he adjusts them when actually performing live. (Please Note: Mike Mangini is not a Vater Drumstick Artist)




Jen Lowe demo's the 12" Split Surface Pad from Vater's Chop Builder Practice Pad line.




In this video, Jimmy Pemberton gives you the skinny on Vater's Earplugs. An important must have for any musician!




Steve Fidyk shows off his Vater Swing model sticks in both wood tip and nylon tip.

Posted by Chad on Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:53 AM

7 New Artist Spotlight Videos

We've been working hard on shooting and editing videos of Vater Artists to give you an up-close and in-depth look at these artists, their backgrounds, influences, careers, their advice, what Vater models they prefer and more. Here's a few more to check out. For the most up to date list, please visit Vater's Media Page or the Vater You Tube Channel

Shannon Leto (30 Seconds to Mars)



Jen Lowe


Felix Pollard (House of Pain/Lionel Richie/Independent)


Kendrick Scott (Terence Blanchard/Independent)


Xavier Muriel (Buckcherry)


Larone "Skeeter" McMillian


Jeremy Spencer (Five Finger Death Punch)

Posted by Chad on Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:53 AM

Vater Artist News

 

Didi Negron has a new web site up at didinegron.com

 

 

Anthony Steele will be touring this summer with J. Holiday.  

 

The 2011 Modern Drummer Festival is right around the corner! You can catch Vater Artists Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts) and Trevor Lawrence Jr. both performing at the show. moderndrummer.com for more info.

 

Dana Spellman and Hurtsmile will be hitting the road soon. hurtsmile.com for more dates added soon. Dates confirmed so far include:

May 13-The Cube-Delaware

May 14-M3 Festival-Maryland

June 2-House Of Blues-Los Angeles, CA (opening for Cinderella)

June 3-Club Red-Phoenix, AZ

June 4-Casino Del Sol-Tuscon, AZ

June 24-Bottom Line-Nagoya, Japan

June 25-Redbox-Kurasiki, Japan

June 26-Caravan Sary-Kochi, Japan

June 27-Big Cat-Osaka, Japan

June 28-Radio Promo-Sendai, Japan

June 29-Enn 2-Sendai, Japan

June 30-O East-Tokyo, Japan

July 2-STB 139-Tokyo, Japan

July 22-BB Kings-NY, NY

July 23-Showcase Live-Foxboro,MA

 

Hurtsmile's video for "Just War Theory":

 
 
 
Jen Lowe will be playing drums for the 2008 Tony Award Winning musical "Passing Strange" from May 1-22nd. in Boston, MA. The show will be at the Arsenal Theater and more info can be found here: newrep.org/passing_strange.php
 
 
 
 
 

The trailer for the documentary about Nathan Followill and Kings of Leon has been released.

Talihina Sky - The Story of Kings of Leon Official Movie Trailer:

 

 

Kim Thompson's debut album, "Like Clockwork", can be purchased here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/like-clockwork/id401451531

Kim is also currently raising money to help funding for the Pattonville High School Drum Line Summer Program for 2011. Donations can be made through her site at www.kimthompson.net

 

 

Brian Tichy is on tour with Whitesnake. Whitesnake's new album, "Forevermore" entered the Billboard Charts at #48.

Whitesnake's video for "Love Will Set you Free":

 

 

Chris Johnson in in rehearsals for another world-wide arena tour with Rihanna. Like Chris, Rihanna rocks the Vater 3A's on the drums!

 

 

Will Hunt is in the studio working on the new Evanescence album.

 

Danny Thompson and Face to Face will release "Laugh Now, Laugh Later" on May 17, 2011.

Posted by Chad on Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:58 AM

Jen Lowe Joins Vater

Vater Welcomes Jen Lowe to the Artist Family

Having toured with prestigious national and international artists such as Jason Mraz, Ed Kowalcyk, Acres, Butterfly Stitch and more, Lowe is a journey-woman through and through; armed with a beaten-up backpack stuffed with sentimental keep-sakes of a woman both beloved and scorned. The songs on her debut solo CD, “From the End of this Hallway”, play like bittersweet battle-cries of a great victory won against fallen relationships and personal struggles in a coming-of-age war. And when the dust settles, there’s the lone voice of Jen’s soul, swaying gently, beautifully, between each song like a feather dropping from the heavens between the limbs of Oak trees.

Jen’s eternal search for balance and connection in her life comes through strongly in her writing and performance. Never taking herself too seriously in life or on the stage, you will often find her giggling and at ease as she tells a funny anecdote or reaches into her soul to share the darker parts of her journey. She is a true natural performer, whether she’s pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen’s shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable. And it truly resonates. Her stage presence, songwriting, and musical ability have instantly captured audiences from state to state. Her lovelorn poetic verses and catchy choruses will remain in your head, illuminating and fluttering, like fireflies in a mason jar, long after the last note is played.

Ron Wiles, Producer of the Ron Wiles Music Show, commented about Jen’s debut CD:“In the Indie American/Folk space, Jen Lowe is as good as it gets. If you’re looking for a new artist to add to your collection of great finds – look no further. Jen Lowe is that rare artist who does it perfectly — writes, sings, performs, etc.”

Jen is currently working on her second solo cd, for a Spring 2011 release.Jen Lowe is truly a welcome beacon of light in the midnight of the soul’s harvest.

Head over to www.jenlowe.com for more info about Jen.

 

 

 
 

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