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FROM THE STUDIO TO THE STAGE …

Hello!  I am currently on the road with Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, touring our new album, Luxury Hobo.  Following on from my last blog when I was on tour with CASH and choosing cymbals based on a vintage sound, I thought would write a little about my experiences recording with my Istanbul Mehmet cymbals and also how I have had to adapt some of the recorded sounds for live situations. Read more

Australian Tour 2016

Australia

As I write my 2nd blog for Istanbul Mehmet, I am sat on my balcony in Hervey Bay, Australia. We have 2 hrs till we leave the hotel for sound check for this evenings show in Maryborough. Read more

Paul Elliott – The Alexander Technique For Drummers – Part 2

Last post, we discovered that changing your thinking will change your body. By thinking about how we carry out any activity, including playing the drums, we can reduce unnecessary tension held in the body – most often it’s tension we’re not even aware of. Read more

Laying down my Roots …

Hello!  I’m writing this in-between gigs while on a UK tour that is a Roots musicians dream … the gig celebrates the music of Johnny Cash and June Carter and is a great opportunity to lay down a whole selection train beats, rockabilly grooves and of course, some fine country shuffles!   Read more

Good Evening

Good evening people, and welcome to my Istanbul Mehmet Artist Blog Page. I thought I would start my first blog by introducing myself!   Read more

Paul Elliott – The Alexander Technique for Drummers – Part 1

The Alexander Technique

Devised by Frederick Matthias Alexander, an Australian actor who suffered from voice and breathing problems, the Alexander Technique operates on the principle of re-educating the body to achieve postural harmony and well-being. Essentially a self-help programme, the Alexander Technique teaches us how to become more aware of bad postural habits – often the cause of restrictive physical tension – and helps us to use our body in a more balanced, efficient and co-ordinated way. Read more

Hello from Paul!

Hi guys and welcome to my Istanbul Mehmet Artist blog page!

I will be updating the page regularly with articles, performance videos and video lessons, so please stay tuned! Read more

Allow me to introduce myself!

Testing, testing 1, 2, 3 … are we rolling??

Hello folks, and welcome to my first blog for Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals … I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you all know what I’ll be blogging about!

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Visit us at the NAMM Show 2016!

Hello, everyone! As you may know,  the 2016 NAMM Show is fastly approaching. For those of you who don’t know, the show will take place at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California between 21-24 January 2016. If you will be there, come and say hello to us in Hall D at Booth no. 2870.

Istanbul Mehmet at NAMM Show 2016

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