I uploaded a new video to YouTube, and it's something a little different. It's a short film, and it's called I'm Still an Introvert.
When I went back to my home country of South Africa a few weeks ago, I scheduled two drum clinics there. This would be my first time ever "playing drums professionally" in the country where I was born, where I started playing drums, and where I started recording drumming videos. I called my good friend Howard (a great filmmaker and a spectacular human being), told him about this, and asked if he would be interested in finding & telling a story within this weird set of circumstances.
Howard excitedly agreed, found a story, shot it, and masterfully produced this short film. More than anything, he captured how this crazy drum cover/social media story of mine has reached so much further than I ever planned or anticipated, that it certainly changed my life, but that so many things are also still the same.
This is an ode to creatives, dreamers, immigrants, musicians, those who feel like they don't quite fit in, the passionate ones, the introverts.
If you've ever found even a shred of entertainment or inspiration from any of my videos, then this story is just as much yours as it is mine. Thanks for being here, from the bottom of my heart.
From snowy USA to sunny South Africa 😎 I'm SO AMPED (and also quite nervous) for my two drum clinics here in SA, starting in Cape Town tomorrow! We're almost sold out and there will be NO TICKETS sold at the doors, so if you're keen, get some tickets asap at sadrummer.net -> link in bio!
I'll be doing both clinics in isiXhosa. Jk I wish. Get ready for an Afrikaans/American English accent.. it's weird but it works. Can't wait to hang with you guys! 😎🤘🏼
This was SUCH A BLAST! Had an incredible time hanging with these wonderful people, and shooting the biggest drum collab ever. What an honour to be involved, big thanks to Casey for making this happen!! Check it out now, link in bio 👌🏼
NAMM TIME. Aka "hell for introverts". Jk but seriously. I'm doing a signing at the Audix booth with a bunch of other amazing drummers at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday the 26th) so if you're at NAMM, come and say hi!
LEKKER SOUTH AFRICA! 😎🇿🇦 I'm so flippin stoked to announce that I'll be back in my home country in February for two drum clinics! I'll be in Cape Town on the 6th of February, and Joburg on the 7th of February. I'm also doing a seminar before each clinic where I'll talk about utilising social media to build a following and a portfolio, and different ways to earn a living as a drummer in the 21st century. So ridiculously stoked to meet you guys and talk about some of the stuff I've learnt over the past 12 years of doing this!
Tickets are going REALLY fast, so if you're interested please head over to www.sadrummer.net asap for tickets and more info. Link in bio! 🤘🏼🇿🇦❤️
Less than 12 HOURS LEFT to get your name on the wall behind me before I record 12 new videos! 😎 I haven't been this excited for new videos in a long time, and I love that the people who are making this series possible will have their names in every single video! If you sign up for my Patreon page at any amount within the next few hours (before I start recording) I'll add your name to the wall 👌🏼 I'm also recording a personalised little drum solo for every new Patron to say thank you, they get to see the videos before anybody else, and they get a ton of other exclusive perks. They're also lowkey my absolute favourite people. Check out my Patreon page for more details! Link in bio 🤘🏼
THREE DAYS LEFT! 😬 I'm recording 12 (freaking *twelve*) new drum cover videos on Friday, I haven't done this in ages and I'm SO dang stoked. Also: if you sign up for my Patreon page before Friday, I'll write your name on the wall behind me before I record, and I'll also write and record a little drum solo video specifically for you. Your name will be visible in all 12 new drum covers and your solo will be uploaded to my channel for the world to see. Your friends will be jealous of you. Your parents will be proud of you. I'm going ALL OUT to make sure the Patrons know that I'm only able to make videos because of them (and you!) so please go have a look, if you're keen: patreon.com/cobus