24 episodes

In this show, K-Bo and Duke (both professional drummers) hang with a Amy (a professional singer) along with big-name musicians, entertainment industry pros, celebrities, athletes and more. K-Bo, Duke and Amy share laughs with their guests as they dig deep, uncovering the true stories of the human being behind the high-profile name.

The Upbeat Hang The Upbeat Hang (formerly The Drummers' Hang)

    • Music
    • 4.8, 16 Ratings

In this show, K-Bo and Duke (both professional drummers) hang with a Amy (a professional singer) along with big-name musicians, entertainment industry pros, celebrities, athletes and more. K-Bo, Duke and Amy share laughs with their guests as they dig deep, uncovering the true stories of the human being behind the high-profile name.

    Jerry Gaskill of King's X - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 23

    Jerry Gaskill of King's X - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 23

    In Episode 23, K Bo, Duke, and Amy visit with New Jersey’s own homegrown monster talent, the venerated Jerry Gaskill, whom many know as the longtime drummer of the ever-popular band, King’s X. For decades, the band has been revered by its loyal following which in large part comes as a byproduct of the trio’s consistent display of excellence in performing and recording. Here, Gaskill himself talks about his contributions not only as the drummer for the band but also as a writer and an intellect who helped guide the group through its steady ascent to success. Listeners will also be thrilled to take in Gaskill’s persona which shows why Jerry is one of the more popular personalities in the business today and adored by musicians and fans alike. Witty yet direct, Gaskill pulls no punches and he tells it like it is which makes this Episode a must listen. Welcome, Jerry Gaskill!
    Jerry's second solo album: https://ratpakrecordsamerica.com/jerrygaskill
    King's X website: http://kingsxrocks.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond - The Upbeat Hang Ep.22

    Jason Aldean's Rich Redmond - The Upbeat Hang Ep.22

    In Episode 22, K Bo, Amy, and Duke enjoy an energetic sit down with the ever so busy and dynamic drummer/motivational speaker/actor/author/producer, Rich Redmond. Redmond is largely known for being the journeyman timekeeper behind mega-country artist, Jason Aldean, however, listeners soon learn that Redmond’s other exploits also make him a must-see commodity well beyond the drum kit. Thus, although Redmond has performed and/or recorded with so many marque artists like Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Bob Seger and so many more, his motivational speaking performances also rival those of contemporaries such as Tony Robbins. A staple of the Nashville music scene, fans of music will also be interested to hear of Redmond’s experiences performing at national music awards shows, his experiences performing on a multitude of television shows, as well as his venture into the world of acting.
    Check out the band (The Wolfe Brothers) Rich has written songs for:
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1McMRetlMqavXFC8TCVfma?si=krafaZ6wTamOXH9hBbXbuA
    Rich's website:
    https://richredmond.com
    Follow Rich on Instagram
    Rich's custom cases:
    https://humesandberg.com/rich-redmond/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Hockey's Billy McCreary - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 21

    Hockey's Billy McCreary - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 21

    Professional ice hockey is one of the most demanding sports on the planet. It is a game of skill that requires one to perform with speed, precision, and toughness regardless of whether the player is in the NHL or in the minor leagues. The evolution of players’ abilities and advances in equipment have also increased the demands on not only the athletes themselves but also those who are responsible for coaching and preparing the player for the next level. Enter Coach Billy McCreary. The name “McCreary” is a household name in the hockey world as many are familiar with the lineage which dates back several decades. Billy McCreary is continuing that lineage by taking the City of Danbury, Connecticut, by storm in his first year as head coach of the FPHL’s Danbury Hat Tricks. McCreary, a former professional player himself, has quickly transitioned into his second career as a coach and general manager and in Episode 21 of the Upbeat Hang, we get to hear of Coach McCreary’s journey to coaching as well his philosophies on development, discipline, and destiny.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Broadway's Jarvis B. Manning Jr. - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 20

    Broadway's Jarvis B. Manning Jr. - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 20

    There are few measuring sticks of talent greater than the “Lights on Broadway” and in Episode 20, K-Bo, Amy and Duke sit down with the uber-talented actor/singer/writer/artist Jarvis B. Manning, Jr.
    Manning currently plays the part of Al Bryant, an original member and co-founder of the epic Motown group, The Temptations, in the Broadway smash hit Ain’t Too Proud. The show chronicles the history of the legendary group and in addition to playing Bryant, Manning also plays the part of Norman Whitfield who was a staple in the Motown scene and he also produced virtually all of The Temptations’ music in addition to co-writing some of the group’s biggest hits. Listeners will quickly learn what made Manning a first-call for his roles in Ain’t Too Proud as the young artist demonstrates a masterful understanding, desire, and ability to perform at the top of his craft.

    A Texas native who frequented Louisiana on family visits eventually moved on to Broadway, Manning has left little doubt with theatergoers that his own lights are shining bright. Initially excelling in sports, then into so many artistic roles, listeners will be interested to hear Manning describe his fascination and dedication to studying and recreating the magical genesis of the Motown greats.

    Follow Jarvis on Instagram: @brainart

    Check out his nightclub performance in Canada with the band The Grind:

    https://youtu.be/Ubp_XytqLgk

    Purchase his single “Suga Foot” on iTunes

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Noble & Cooley's Nick Jones - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 19

    Noble & Cooley's Nick Jones - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 19

    In this Episode, Duke gets the opportunity to have an exclusive sit down with Nick Jones, the Vice President of well-known custom drum maker, Noble & Cooley.
    Although there are many boutique and custom drum companies in existence today, virtually none can rival the rich and illustrious history of Noble & Cooley which dates all the way back to January 1854. Since then, the famed Massachusetts company has been developing its craft first by creating musical drums (some of which were used by military drummers in the Civil War), then toy drums, and then finally reconnecting with its professional-level drum making abilities again in the 1980s.
    Since the company’s reemergence in the musical drum making business, Noble & Cooley has earned a reputation of excellence which is second to none. In this Episode, Jones, a 7th Generation descendant of the Cooley line, takes time to explain the unique and painstaking manufacturing techniques and processes employed by N & C to create the legendary quality drums that they have produced for so many generations.
    noblecooley.com
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sideshow-podcast/id471295309
    #nobleandcooley

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Olympian, Mariah Toussaint - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 18

    Olympian, Mariah Toussaint - The Upbeat Hang Ep. 18

    In Episode 18, K Bo, Amy, and Duke spend some time chatting with a guest of a different kind—Olympic athlete and Virginia native, Marie Toussaint. Toussaint, a longtime New Jersey resident and graduate of the prestigious Monmouth University, takes time to talk about her preparations for the now-canceled 2020 Olympics (Tokyo) as well as the accompanying disappointment surrounding its cancellation. However, not one to be bested easily, Toussaint sheds light on her resilient mindset and undaunted determination that will prepare her for competition whenever the 2020 Olympics are rescheduled. In this episode, Toussaint also talks about her ventures in her second career as a beauty pageant contestant. The vivacious Toussaint compares and contrasts the distinctions and commonalities between both careers that are sure to be of keen interest to all listeners of the podcast.
    Here's a link to the movie scene referenced by Amy:
    https://youtu.be/-sUKoKQlEC4
    Follow Maria on Instagram: @mariah2saint

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

marcyw412 ,

Synchronicity

Being Amy’s older sister, I LOVED the police in 6/7/8 grade and was thrilled to hear the background on it. The bit about riffs was great. Completely agree! The triangulation convo cracked me up and the rapport among the group was great. Loved it!

Cdiddy217 ,

Very well done

I truly enjoyed this podcast. It was different from what I expected based on the title of the show. The way that a variety of topics were discussed throughout the show really keeps the listeners attention. I believe that the three personalities really worked well together and each brought something unique to the show.

Keep up the great work and continue to let the conversations lead the way. It worked perfectly for this podcast.

Jimmy Merchant ,

Well done!

I’m no drummer but man does this podcast keep my interest— I can only imagine how drummers must feel listening to it!

Duke, K-Bo and Amy all do an excellent job in topics. I’m glad, Duke and Amy told me to check it out. Keep up the awesome podcast. Drummers are lucky to have this podcast around!

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