New Fire Orange Music on the Way

Here is Echolot (Echo Sounder), a new balladic composition based on a repeating 3 bar form. As you can see in the video below Mario and I ended up home-recording a nice little preview.

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Going for the “Heart of the Beat”

Do you know what it is like when you have known something for quite some time, but always walk past it? Lately, I got the opportunity to test Code’s drum heads and really liked them. Easy to tune and with their unique rims (quality aluminium rim with double-knurled steel core,
without any glue, so no pressure needed when bedding new heads!), they just fit cleanly on the drums and help to produce a great sound.

Having said that, I am now a happy endorser of these products. Probably, I will chose between the DNA coated and the heavier Generator coated (shown below) for snare and toms…

Code Drum Heads (link) are a UK-based brand, which produces drum heads and drumming accessories like for instance tone adapters, cymbal felts, port holes, snare wires or ribbons. They are aiming for high-quality products that still can be provided at reasonable costs. From what I know, all their R&D and product qualification is completely in their hands, and while the founders James Potts and Mike Heaton are drummers themselves, it’s really “made by drummers for drummers”. Thumbs up, guys!

For me, this is a further step going for the “heart of the beat”. Nice slogan by the way! Thanks to Curt, Markus and the fine German music & drum gear distributor Musik Wein.


Comment on Concerts

Unfortunately, all touring dates next year are still subject to change! Our next gig in Hamburg had to be postponed as well. The canceled 2020 Pavillon show in Hannover may take place next year in April. Please keep your old ticket or get a refund from the club. In any case, stay tuned. Nobody knows how the whole situation will develop.

I am shocked how disastrous the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are also for the culture and creative scene in general and for affected individuals.


SummerJazz 2020 at Pinneberg

Here are some pictures of yesterday’s Fire Orange concert…

Yes, it was a wonderful concert with a special club atmosphere of the local Bookstore “Bücherwurm” and it felt so good to share our music after the long break. The great support association of SummerJazz Pinneberg managed to create this customized framework for a very few concerts plus a elaborate video and live music streaming – alltogether supporting musicians in the corona crisis. Thanks a lot for this!


Live Show Update

Believe it or not, Pinneberg (Hamburg’s metropolitan region) reorganized an already cancelled summer jazz festival. But instead of a special event with thousands of crowded visitors, there should be a few small indoor concerts at selected locations that meet the current requirements. And The Fire Orange Project will be there, too.

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