Due to inclement weather, Philly Drum Project’s monthly event, Beats, Brews & Banter, has been postponed and will continue on Monday, February 10, at The R Bar (formerly Roosevelt’s Pub) at the corner of 23rd and Walnut in Philadelphia. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature drummer and Modern Drummer contributor Patrick Berkery.
Philly Drum Project’s monthly event, Beats, Brews & Banter, will continue on Monday, February 3, at The R Bar (formerly Roosevelt’s Pub) at the corner of 23rd and Walnut in Philadelphia. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature drummer and Modern Drummer contributor Patrick Berkery.
Berkery is a Philadelphia-based freelance rock drummer who has toured and recorded with a wide range of artists including the War on Drugs, the Pernice Brothers, Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), Danielson, the Bigger Lovers, Mazarin, the Photon Band, I Was a King, New Radiant Storm King, and more. He’s played everywhere from Tallahassee to Tokyo, gigging at scuzzy rock clubs, hallowed venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall and internationally renowned music festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties, Austin City Limits, Australia’s traveling Harvest Fest and Spain’s Benicassim festival. As house drummer for Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders variety shows in New York, Berkery has backed up artists like actor/comedian/musician Fred Armisen, author Rick Moody, and musicians such as Graham Parker, Dan Zanes, and Rhett Miller. He is also a founding member of the Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, a collective of musicians that has performed the Fleetwood Mac albums Tusk and Mirage in their entirety at shows in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia since 2010 to rave reviews.
In addition to his drumming work, Berkery has been a longtime contributor to Modern Drummer, writing cover stories on Max Weinberg and Mick Fleetwood, along with numerous features on his drumming heroes like Stan Lynch, Hal Blaine, James Gadson, Martin Chambers, Alex Van Halen, Jay Bellerose, and more.
Philly Drum Project is a percussive collective dedicated to sharing gear, lessons, beats, and gigs,while emphasizing creativity, education, and community. Beats, Brews & Banter takes place on the first Monday of each month with a featured speaker/clinician each time. For more information, visit phillydrumproject.com or follow them on twitter @PhillyDrum.