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GL Drumstick Bag -Around the World - ITALY

Dena Hamilton - Saturday, June 25, 2011

in Oviglio Italy

with Sergio Ponti

Sergio was GL's first international drummer. Sergio Ponti has been an enthusiastic spokesperson for Great Leather wherever he travels - what a great credit for GL! (Be sure to check out his new band Syne! You can download their music here.)

As of this post - besides Italy, new Great Leather Drumstick Bags have gone out to drummers in Spain, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Canada, and of course the USA. And they have toured all over the world!


  FRANCO TAULINO - vocals, flute, piano, percussions, sax
MARCELLO CHIARALUCE - electric guitars
MASSIMO FALETTI - acoustic guitar, flute
SERGIO PONTI - drums and percussions
ANDREA GARAVELLI - electric bass
KENNY VALLE - keyboards


Does this look like a cool event or what?!!! 

Thanks for coming to my blog.
Wishing you all fun, great music, and safe travels.


GL Drumstick Bag - Around the World - Poland

Dena Hamilton - Saturday, May 14, 2011
Just got this great pic of Johnny with his Great Leather Drumstick Bag, sent from a drum clinic he's doing in Warsaw Poland.  In our book, Johnny is not only a world class musician, but a world class guy. Thanks, Johnny!


Johnny Rabb is a popular global clinician, performing master classes and workshops worldwide. He is also a product specialist for the expressive and powerful Roland V-Drums and recently opened his own V-Drum Studio in Chicago. In his productive tenure with the Roland team, he has programmed drum kit patches for the Roland TD-12 and TDW-20 Expansion Board.

Johnny is professionally trained and extensively road-tested. Now based in Chicago, he continues to refine his music production, including performance, writing and recording, as well as stick design and digital application. In his Nashville days, he toured with artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams III, SheDaisy, Deana Carter and Mindy McCready.

Today, performing for Roland and with his innovative bands BioDiesel, Ten Finger Orchestra and DrumJockeys, Johnny is a favorite with audiences from Tokyo to New York; from Madrid to Vienna; from Atlanta to Torreon (Mexico); from Pittsburgh to Reno.

Johnny's Warner Bros. Publications release Jungle/Drum 'n' Bass for the Acoustic Drumset was voted the #1 instructional book in Modern Drummer Magazine's 2003 Reader's Poll.

Johnny proudly performs with MEINL Cymbals and Percussion, Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, REMO Drumheads, AUDIX Micrphones and Roland Electronic Percussion.

For more information, visit

GM Drum School - International Drum Academy

Dena Hamilton - Monday, January 24, 2011
Today I was pulling up a schedule to see where my friend Sergio Ponti was, if there was any event I could post for him, and I found something very interesting.  

First let me tell you that Sergio ( Ian Anderson, plus many other drumming credits, and an absolutely great guy ) has been a wonderful spokesperson for Great Leather!   As a result of Sergio loving and promoting his Great Leather Drumstick Bag™, now Marco Minnemann and Johnny Rabb are also among our claims to famous users!

So, I was always hearing about these world renown drum clinics, and I found this link and photo of both Marco and Johnny. I found it very fun to see where they do these clinics and I thought it might be interesting for drummers to see. Marco and Johnny at the GM International Drum Academy