Drumming for Jeremy Loops

Devin Jones will be presenting a workshop at Drum Day 2015 on Hybrid Drumming and the deciphering and breaking down of Jeremy Loops tracks.

Devin JonesAbout Devin:
Devin is the drummer for Jeremy Loops. In a whirlwind 2014, Loops debuted at #1 on iTunes in South Africa, headlined major festivals, and maintained #1 on the three most prominent radio stations in Southern Africa with “Down South”, his breakout single.

Devin has a bachelor of music degree in Jazz Performance. He is known for his energetic and creative playing, having established himself as a versatile drummer, producing and playing for a variety of bands and artists such as Locnville, Plush, Hot Water, Captain Stu, 7th Son, Stereo Zen, Axxon, Jazz etc, Spratch, and the Natalie Chapman Band.

His career took off when he joined African folk-rock band, “Hot Water” in 2005. The band was booked to perform at the prestigious Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts at the National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town. Here they launched their debut album, ‘Home’ in early 2006. In line with the band’s organic approach to the music industry, the music spread naturally and within the year Hot Water had been recognised as representative of diverse South African flavours. The band was featured on BBC World’s ‘Destination Music’ series and was included on international record label, Edel’s ‘A Day in Cape Town’ CD-book compilation. Shortly following this, their upbeat single ‘Bushfire’ was used as the musical face of the Italian children’s shoe manufacturer, Primigi’s European and US commercial campaign. Back at home the band embarked on a City of Cape Town upliftment initiative performing in disadvantaged areas throughout the city and surrounds.

He is currently teaching at SACS, St. Cyprians, the Silvermine Music Academy and privately.

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Hard Hitting Specials – Final Week

Last of the Hard Hitting Specials. This Weekend Only!
Best Drum Month Prices to Date!

MAPEX Voyager 5pc Kit
+ Zildjian Pack
Was: R11 785
This Weekend Only: R6 795

Percussion and Sample Pad
Was: R1 895
This Weekend Only: R1 100

Electrinic USB Drum Kit
Was: R7 995
This Weekend Only: R4 995

Student Level Electronic Kit
Was: R6 395
This Weekend Only: R3 995

Entry Level Electronic Kit
Was: R11 995
This Weekend Only: R6 995

Low Noise Drum Trigger
Was: R2 895
This Weekend Only: R1 595

Including Stand and Sticks
Was: R13 595
This Weekend Only: R7 995

+ KD-7 Bundle
Was: R15 590
This Weekend Only: R8 795
Pro Studio Electronic Kit
Was: R21 995
This Weekend Only: R12 995



Terms and Conditions
Valid for the Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August ONLY
No Lay-Byes or Deals on Account – the item must be paid for in full
Cannot be combined with other existing specials or promotions

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Remembering Vic Firth

VicOn July 26 2015, the Legendary Vic Firth Passed away.

Firth was the principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 46 years, but his biggest clain to fame was as an entrepreneur who made drumsticks and a range of percussion gear.

“I had no intentions of getting into a business,” Firth told MSNBC. “It was simply to supply a stick that was better than what was available. But I took it to a different height, that demanded the most sophisticated playing you could do.” He began his company in 1963 by selling hand-turned sticks to his students at the New England Conservatory (NEC) in Boston. He sold them in matched sets according to their identical properties in weight, moisture content, density and pitch, which gave rise to his company’s slogan: “The Perfect Pair.”

The list of famous drummers to use VicFirth sticks is extensive and includes the likes of Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Charlie Watts and Rodger Taylor, to name but a few.

A statement on the Vic Firth website reads ”
Vic was an inspiration to all of us. He was a visionary, a mentor, a leader and a friend. He always said he surrounded himself with the best people, but the truth is he brought out the best in all of us. His boundless passion for music and musicians drove every decision he made.

Vic’s spirit and legacy will continue to live at the core of the Vic Firth Company. He will be missed beyond words.”

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Drum Month 2015 Competitions

Don’t miss your last chance to win fantastic Drum Month prizes! Last competition closes Saturday!

Are You The Fastest Around?

One of the highlights of our Drum Month is the Fastest Drummer competition, with entry points at all Paul Bothner Music and Village Music stores. Every year, drummers of all levels gather to compete for the title of Fastest Hands.

Enter now to test your skill!
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Enter the Lucky Draw in Store

RMP-5 comp
To win one of these RMP-5’s, simply head down to any Paul Bothner Music or Village Group store and fill out an entry form.

To read a review of the RMP-5 and to see what it’s capable of, {click here}




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Cape Caledonian Pipe Band

The Cape Caledonian Pipe Band will start off the Drum Day festivities on August 15.

The band was formed in 1924.

At the same time Sir Peter Mackie Bart of Glenreasdell, Scotland presented the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band with an unknown number of engraved Henderson Bagpipes. Four of these sets are still in the band’s possession today, of which two of them are currently being played ……some 91 years later!!

On the 20th of June 1949, the CTCPB became the City of Cape Town’s Official Pipe Band, when His Worship the Mayor of Cape Town, Councillor H. E. Gearing presented a Mace to the band to commemorate the City’s official adoption of the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band.

Band performances include competitions, all Regimental parades, as well as military tattoos, memorials, corporate functions festivals and concerts. Individual Pipers are also hired for private functions (eg. formal dinners, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays & funerals).

The Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band is a non-profit, self-supported organisation.

The Pipe Band comprises 35 members, and is currently under the leadership of Pipe Major Tony Reis (2000 – present).

These exceptional drummers will kick off the drum day festivities on the 15th of August at the Goodwood Sports Club. The band will be made up of 12 members for the Drum Day expo. The composition will be 6 pipers and 6 drummers.

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Hard Hitting Specials Week 4


Thought our Drum Month Prices were insane?
These are even better – this weekend only!

Digital Metronome
Was: R550
This Weekend Only: R350

Percussion and Sample Trigger
Was: R6 795
This Weekend Only: R4 400

MAPEX Snare Drum 
Armoury Series Snare
Was: R4 395
This Weekend Only: R2 800

ZILDJIAN Cymbal Pack
Was: R3 795
This Weekend Only: R2 400

ZILDJIAN Cymbal Pack
Was: R5 795
This Weekend Only: R3 700

Standard Drum Throne
Was: R1 295
This Weekend Only: R840

Drum Hardware Bag
Was: R1 695
This Weekend Only: R1 110

Practice Pad
Was: R539
This Weekend Only: R350
Studio Headphones
Was: R595
This Weekend Only: R380



Terms and Conditions
Valid for the Friday 24th and Saturday 25th ONLY
No Lay-Byes or Deals on Account – the item must be paid for in full
Cannot be combined with other existing specials or promotions

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Vinnie Henrico Follow Up

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This weekend, Jean Village Music was the proud host to Vinnie Henrico, as he presented a clinic on Song Writing Concepts for the Session Muso.

For the clinic, Vinnie brought along a few recordings as well as a live band to teach the audience how he listens to recordings and writes drum parts for them. He taught them how to stay ‘true’ to the song, whilst putting their own ‘stamp’ on the drum piece. “It’s all about listening and honoring the piece!”

To keep up to date with whats happening in the music industry, be sure to join our {mailing list}

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Blood Brothers: Joburg Leg Update

The supergroup Blood Brothers will be coming to Cape Town, in September 2015, for a show of mind blowing proportions!

On July 18, ten of South Africa’s biggest names in the music industry took to the Carnival City stage for 3 hours of  non-stop power hits. Never before in the history of mind blowing line-ups have so many local legends agreed to partake in a venture of this magnitude, for a good cause, and for your indulgence. Jean Village Music, a proud sister of the Paul Bothner Music family, sponsored the backline for the event.

If you would like to keep up to date, you can follow the group on Facebook, or you can click here to buy tickets for the Cape Town leg of the tour {here} which happens on 23 September 2015.


JBH leg of the Blood Brothers Tour

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Clinician Roster Change


Due to a change in his touring schedule, Barry Van Zyl will be unable to present the workshop as advertised for the 25th of July, at the Plumstead branch of Paul Bothner Music.

We are pleased to announce that in his place, Andre Swartz, the head of C.O.P.A Cape Town has agreed to present a workshop on Exploring the Shuffle: Where it comes from and why you want to learn to play it.

For more information on Andre’s Workshop, click {here}

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Win Zildjian Drum Sticks in our Drum Roll Draw

Fastest HandsVisit any of our stores during Drum Month this July and enter our weekly Drum Roll Draw! Perhaps you’ve heard of our Fastest Drummer contest, but don’t fancy your chances of winning?  No problem, you can still win just by playing a drum roll! 

Every week we will have a lucky draw in which 10 entrants will win 1 of 10 pairs of drum sticks each week, compliments of Zildjian. All you need to do to be entered into the draw is have a go on our practice-pad Drumometer, at any one of our branches. You don’t need the highest score; you don’t even need to be a drummer; all you need to do give it a try! Anybody can enter, anybody can win, so bring your mates, your kids, your band members…

This is not a test of skill or speed, it’s just for fun. So just come on in and give it a bash. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a top score in your age division!

The entries will run from Mondays to Saturdays. Every Monday we start with a fresh round of entries. So if you don’t win in the week that you entered, visit us in the following week, and enter again! And don’t forget to check out some of our other Drum Month competitions.

Best of luck to all of you!

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