I started out with the latter group and again we were concentrating on trying to play various rhythms. Elisabeth was laying down number cards showing which beat we were to hit our drums on (2 and 4 in our case) and it's surprisingly tricky and takes a fair bit of concentration.
|Ben, what on earth are you wearing?|
I'm detecting Andy's influence here...
|Marie doing her best Gene Krupa impression|
John had spent the first half of the session giving a guided tour of his lively recording studios. They saw bands actually recording in the studio (keeping very quiet) and then all four of them had a go on the instruments in the session room - keyboards, drums, bass guitar and percussion. I only caught the end of this, just after the recording had been completed and when everyone was finishing up their session. What struck me was Danny's abilities on the drums and Robert on the bass guitar. Both very impressive!
|Robert gets to slap some bass!|
|"I'm thinking of getting the band back together...!"|
John was already breaking the song down into its constituent parts and using his dry-wipe wall for his sketch. My job for next Monday was to find out what the lyrics are!
|"So if we can get the diamond working we can get the ball round here and back to Seb..."|
|Here it is - our cunning plan for chart domination!|