Adrian Todd from Drum Machine gave us a brief history of Drum Machine. The sounds and rhythms originated from Batala Music from Brazil and uses samba drums. One person, in Paris, developed the samba reggae music which is different from the original Batala Music that was played by the African slaves
Adrian, after working with the man in Paris, further developed the sounds to create a different sort of drum music which is based on European music styles. He created Drum Machine 8 years ago. There are now 42 players in the band
He had brought a selection of drums with him and by the end of the evening we were making fantastic sounds and rhythms that were probably heard all over Hebden Bridge. It was great fun!