Jamaican Food & music festival – 10 november

Looking forward to playing some great Reggae music with GAIA the Band at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival on November 10 at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Melbourne. From 12.00 pm to 8 pm. Tickets $20- $40 www.jmff.com.au  GAIA the Band on at 2.00pm.

Should be a great day.

November 10th, 2019, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival family will gather like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of food, Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and Dancehall music in the Australian sunshine.

Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by music straight out of Jamaica.

With over thirty food and other traders and 10,000 visitors in 2018, this year can only hold more great entertainment and party vibes.

We hope you will join us for another magical afternoon in the unique surrounds of Seaworks, Williamstown.

Free drum class in African and Latin drumming -3/9/19

Beat Factor Music is offering a FREE drum class in African and Latin drumming on Tuesday 3 September, 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at Saltwater Community Centre, Point Cook as part of the Wyndham Learning Festival week.

Bookings essential

All drums supplied of BYO

The classes promote healthy living by having fun through drumming, as well as meeting and interacting with like minded residents in the Wyndham community.

Contact Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Drum Group

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Into the groove – Part I

What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.

  1. Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.

 

2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.

 

3. Big drum group jamming away.

 

 

4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.

 

5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.

Rockfest 2019 – 19 June

What a great day witnessing some great up and coming talent today as a guest judge for the Rockfest battle of the bands run by Cranbourne Music. Thanks Luc and Tim for giving young musicians an opportunity to perform on the big stage and your hard work in Rockfest. Thanks Rod – It was a pleasure to be part of this special event.

Point Cook Pop UP Park – 27 April

Our community Drum Group , Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own style of African and Latin drumming on Saturday 27 April from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Followed by the groovy AJP Trio – playing some cool Jazz and funk tunes for the community at the Pop Up Park from 4.00 pm to 5.30pm.

 

So come along and have some fun, and enjoy the music from these local artists and musicians.

If you feel the beat and want to join in the drumming group, we will have spare drums and percussion for those who wish to.

Don’t be shy !!

 

Jan 27, Drum performance

A great day was had by all at the Werribee Pop Up Park. Our small group of dedicated drummers (Beat Factor Drum Group) performed some fantastic Latin American and Samba drum pieces for everyone to enjoy. We were later joined by some Brazilian dancers, where more energy and crowd interaction was enjoyed by the audience and officials of the event. Well done team. I guess we all have arm aches, shoulder and neck soreness after a long day of drumming.

Samba Reggae
Samba Reggae

Drum performance – Jan 27

The Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing on Sunday January 27th.

Werribee Pop Up Park, Station Place, Werribee

12.30 pm to 4.30pm

Come down and enjoy some fine Latin American food while listening and dancing to the infectious rhythms from Samba, Latin, Afro-cuban and more.

Free entry

Contact: Beat Factor Music – Mobile: 0411 028 077

or Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

2019 Term dates:

Beat Factor Music Studio

Individual & paired lessons – in Drums, Guitar, Bass & Keyboards

Monday 4th February to Friday 5th April

Contact Rod from Beat Factor Music Mobile: 0411 028 077 – Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Beat Factor Drum Group Lessons in African and Latin drumming start from Tuesday 5 Feb to Tuesday 2 April. Call for more details.

TERM 1: 2019

BEATFACTOR MUSIC SCHEDULE LESSONS:

WK 1: Monday 4 February to Friday 8 February

WK 2: Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February

WK 3: Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February

WK 4: Monday 25 February to Friday 01 March

WK 5: Monday 04  March to Friday 08 March

 

TERM 1 MID-BREAK – 11 MARCH TO

 15 MARCH

 

WK 6: Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March

WK 7: Monday 25 March to Friday 29 March

WK 8: Monday   01 April to Friday 05 April

Free Drum Group  Class– Tuesday 02 April or Thursday 04 April 

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