Mike Spencer of the The Geomatic Attic is as happy to help out in the community as he is happy to help excellent bands get Lethbridge gigs.
So when Spencer reached out to Ottawa based blues rock trio MonkeyJunk to play a pair of fundraising shows for the U of L Global drums with old friends Cousin Harley, they were happy to oblige.
“ “I don’t know a lot about Global Drums, but Mike Spencer and the Geomatic Attic have always been good to us and I trust Mike implicitly. He spearheaded the whole thing,” said MonkeyJunk baritone guitarist/ vocalist/ harmonica player Steve Marriner, taking a break from putting the finishing touches on the band’s fourth CD with band mates, guitarist Tony D and drummer Matt Sobb.
U of L Global Drums director Adam Mason is pleased with all the support from the community the group receives.
“I formed the group in 2006. We began just by practicing Trinidad and African drums and it has grown to the largest collection in Western Canada and probably Canada,” Mason said adding the group now has 40 members who play in a variety of Brazilian Samba, Japanese Taiko, Polynesian and African ensembles under the banner of Global Drums.
He said most of the members are University of Lethbridge students though their numbers also include faculty.