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On the 10th of December 2017, the Grand Hall of the Zamek Civic Center in Poznań, Poland hosted Krzysztof Zalewski and band, who played a sold out show giving an energetic performance in front of about 1,000 fans. Currently, the man on the drum stool in Krzysztof Zalewski’s band is Bolek Wilczek.

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Our today’s drum cam hero is no novice. He is known from his collaborations with such acts as Moonlight (gothic rock/metal), OCN (post grunge), and Jamal (reggae/dance hall). One can easily hear the man knows what the drums are for. Today, let’s take a listen and a look at a song where the drum part is not based on single notes on the kick drum (on one) and the snare drum (on three) accompanied by eighth notes on the hi hat. What we have here for over four minutes is a nicely flowing part incorporating two toms, a snare and some accents on the hi hat, a sampling pad and the crash cymbals. The beat doesn’t become boring despite the fact that it is only slightly modified or relieved by fills. This approach makes the song much more fun to listen to. An example of a drummer’s job well done, both as far as arrangement and performance are concerned.

Bolek Wilczek used the following equipment during his performance:

  • 13″ Istanbul Agop Turk Hats
  • 19″ Anatolian Ultimate Crash
  • 20″ Anatolian Ultimate Crash
  • 22″ Anatolian Kappadokia Ride
  • 70s Gretsch kit: 22″, 13″, 16″
  • 14″x8″ Sonor Horst Link Signature snare
  • Heads: Remo Emperor Clear (kick drum), Remo Emperor Coated (toms), Remo Ambassador Coated (snare)
  • Gładek 150 B sticks
  • Roland SPD-SX sampling pad

Drummers and Drummerettes! We give you drummer Bolek Wilczek with singer/songwriter Krzysztof Zalewski in a live rendition of the song “Głowa” (“Head”), exclusively for en.beatit.tv!