Recently I was asked to paint a 1930’s bass drum for the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Show. I was very excited about contributing to the show because I’m a big fan, plus Mic and Jim Conway will be performing songs I have only ever heard on vinyl listening to Dad’s old records.
The brief for the drum painting was a graphic in the style of a National Guitar palm tree, and maybe a hula girl, but no text. This was so the drummer could use the it for other gigs when not playing in the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Show.
I liked the idea, however I thought the text was essential to the design. So I came up with a design where the text could be painted out after the tour. Before I painted the drum I drew up two colour proofs in Photoshop: one with the text and one without. Luckily for me the drummer loved the design with the text and gave his all-OK. So I’m very happy because now all my hard work won’t have to be painted out!
Hand painted drum
Thanks Mithra from the Lurkers for help with the badges.
We went to the gig at the Cat & Fiddle in Balmain last night. Lots of fun, and it was a packed house! The band will also be playing at the Woodford Folk Festival this year and up in Katoomba early in 2011.