My life is blessed for so many reasons...Countless events, people, and memories that I am forever thankful for...It is not everyday that you get to be in the presence of superheroes...The three guys totally epitomize that...Together we took on a task that had so much weight on it, that it made us question so many things within the universe and even within ourselves...Maybe they didn't but I know I did...If I'm being honest, I had many WTF moments during this whole thing...The time to prepare was super short and the workload was massive...Without complaining, these dudes worked unselfishly to authentically play a variety of genres, learning the live arrangements of several different artists in 3 days...We kept each other encouraged, sane and even lifted in prayer...I just wanted to personally say how thankful I am for their musicianship(they are some of the best in the world) and even more thankful for them as human beings...They made extreme sacrifices in order to do something positive and uplifting for the city of Manchester that was also viewed by the world...I want to say thank you to them as well as @arianagrande for putting up with me and allowing me to be part of such an amazing event...Also thank you to the tech crew, sound crew, production team, carpenters, riggers, light techs, pyro and security team who no one ever gets to see who work the absolute hardest to make sure that we are all comfortable and able to do what we love...Last night still feels like a dream...One that I will remember forever...Thank you all for the support, and your kind words re: our performance...We all appreciate it...If you are not following my heroes, please take a sec to do so..I tagged them...Much love to you all...#onelovemanchester#squad#onelove#loveovereverything#lonesurvivor#againstallodds#sothankful#buildinglegacy#feelinglikethebullswithMJ#strongertogether#blessed#betondwhaticouldaskorthink#thatsalotofpeoplewatching
I'm not sure if I am allowed to say who all is performing but the list of names mentioned are all favorites of mine and represented well in my iTunes...In my mind they are some of our most amazing musicians and they also are equally amazing human beings for giving their time and their gifts for such a noble cause...For as many of you that are able to come, I look forward to seeing you there...#onelovemanchester
Thank you @timstewart for posting this...I honestly wish that it was at least another 16min so I don't have to keep refreshing my IG....I know you don't think so but you are so incredible man...This really helped settle me this morning and I hope that is does the same for whoever is watching...
We finished the show and were walking back to our dressing rooms and BOOM!!!! We could hear people panicking...We had no idea what was happening...There was all kinds of speculation as to what was going on...Like 5 minutes after getting to the room, security came in and informed us that we had to evacuate the building immediately...It was then that we realized that this was serious...Initially we thought that the sound was all kinds of things but it didn't hit that this was a bomb until we were evacuated and they told us exactly what was going on...It's so heartbreaking because so many little ones attend our shows...I just keep thinking about them...I'm extremely thankful that no one on the touring crew was physically hurt but this painful memory and the weight associated with the lives lost will live with us all forever...I'm still just in disbelief....It's so surreal...#prayformanchester#positvevibesonly#wearestrongertogether#thankyouallforthelove
#tbt I think that this was a clip from a Zildjian clinic tour in Bangkok last year...I thought that I was done playing and my time was up but the crowd assured me that we had time for 1 more...I appreciate the people for being so kind and also for @manudrums posting this earlier today...I hope you all enjoy it...The song that I'm playing along with is by Deadmau5 and it's called Right This Second...This is the solo section but I actually did play and lock into a groove....#balanceiskey#TT #muchloveforyouall#chopaphobia#inspireoneanother#love#zildjianisthebest#sharingiscaring
Good people of London(well it's actually Brighton)!!! It's been a min since we were able to hang out...I feel extremely thankful for the guys @bspeventsuk who put this together...Wed night, on May 24th, I'm hoping that I will see as many of you in the place as possible!!! I will be taking the drive from London to be there and I hope that you guys will too...Maybe we can carpool?!! lol I'm excited and really looking forward to hanging! #sharingiscaring#wehanging#high5sforeveryone#europeanclincic#seeyouthere#spreadlove
HOE GAAT HET NEDERLAND?!!?!!?!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope all is well with you!! I wanted to let you know that I'm on my way and I hope that I will see as many of you as possible THIS SATURDAY!!!!! Come hang out with me, my new friend Rick van Hort...We will play some tunes with some amazing musicians and also enjoy the positive vibes put together by the awesome staff there at Adams...I haven't been there in a while so I'm really looking forward to seeing as many of you and giving out high5's to everyone that can fit in the building...#muchlove#passtheword#sharingiscaring#tellafriend#europeanclinic
I wish I was home to be able to check this out tonight...D.C., MD, VA, make sure you swing thru Blues Alley to check out @danielweatherspoon and his incredible band of musicians as they inspire and cultivate good vibes...You will not be disappointed!!!
I have to say a huge thank you to @ctmonitors for being so incredible!! I know a lot of you all are looking for in ear monitors to rock with...These Vintage 4's universal fit IEM are insane!! I was really blown away with the clarity of the sound as well as the punch they deliver...I know that everyone isn't able to rock molds but if you have these, I promise you will not be missing a thing!!! Hit them up and check them out when you can!!!! #ilovethese#ctm#cleartunemonitors#youamazeme