I’ve never met Jim Farey, but I know a few things about him. He’s a drum tutor at Nottinghams MLC Academy, he plays in a band called the Gingernuts, and his bass drum is a healthy 24 inches.
Jim was one of 582 drummers who descended on the unsuspecting midlands city of Birmingham to break the record for the most drummers playing under one roof. Jim is dressed as an 80s jogger – he assures me that this is not his everyday streetwear. I remain skeptical.
Here’s what it sounded like.
Of course, it’s pretty earsplitting, but the most important thing is that £34,535 was raised for a great cause. Did they break the record? Yes they did. Double win.
A big well done to everyone who took part.