30th Anniversary Signature Snare Drum

February 8, 2017
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Omar Celebrates 30 Years as a Pearl Drums Artist with the release of his new 30th Anniversary Signature Snare Drum.

I am proud to say that I’ve been a Pearl Artist for 30 years and to commemorate that Milestone I collaborated with my colleagues at Pearl to design a truly one of a kind snare drum of beauty and tonal excellence! They will be available soon as a Limited Edition collectors item! Order yours today!!

Here’s the official press release from my friends at Pearl Drums:
With over 500 albums to his recording credit, master groovesmith Omar Hakim’s drumming voice is saught after and respected. As 2017 marks 30 years of Pearl Drums being part of that voice, Omar’s new 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Signature Snare celebrates the back-story while looking to the future with bold new purpose.

“Part of the magic of the recording environment is knowing what elements to bring to the table to craft something great,” Omar states. “This new snare represents a similar approach: combining familiar elements together for a totally fresh result.”

A radical departure from Omar’s existing Mahogany-blend Signature drum, the new 30th Anniversary snare begins with a beaded 1mm 14”x6.5” Steel shell. A radical process called Physical Vapor Deposition adds a unique layer of Titanium Nitride to the exterior; transforming the shell material to a harder surface and giving it a shifting, iridescent purple hue.

“As one that has played a fair amount of Pearl drums in the past three decades,” Omar adds, “I’m honored to add this one to my tonal palette.”

Kate Bush Live Album – Out Now!

November 25, 2016
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I’m excited and super proud of the live album that was recently released of the historic “return to the stage” of a true pop music icon, Kate Bush.

The Album titled: The K Fellowship Presents “Before the Dawn”, is a beautifully produced audio memoir of those incredible shows at the Hammersmith Apollo Theater in London in 2014.

I had the great privilege and pleasure of being invited to work with her on that amazing show!

Get your copy today and enjoy the sound of the magic that Ms. Bush shared with us all!

Available on: Amazon and iTunes

Journey Tour

June 24, 2015
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Hey all! So excited to be joining the supergroup Journey for their upcoming US & Canada tour dates. It’s been a whirlwind week for me and I couldn’t be happier! This pic of Neal Schon & I was taken at the Les Paul 100th Anniversary celebration… before either of us knew what was to come. If your in Canada this summer, please come and check us out!