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Get to know our Coaches - Gene Maynard


Max Jacobs Guitar & Bass Coach

In the Get to know our Coaches feature we have our coaches share a bit more about themselves, their experience in the music industry, what inspires them and what interests they have outside of music.

Today we have the

Drum, Rock Show and Band Coach Gene Maynard.

Favourite three Albums?

Axis Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix

The Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carniege Hall - The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Live - Donny Hathaway

Best live show you have attended?

Difficult to decide but my top three are:

Steely Dan, Queen (with Freddie Mercury) and David Bowie.

What is your career highlight?

Supporting The Church with The Swordsmen at the Metro in '97 and jamming with Booker T. Jones on harp, keys and drums.

Who inspires you?

Stevie Wonder

Buddy Rich

Sonny Terry

Name a song that is your guilty pleasure?

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and A Night In Tunisia by Art Blakey.

Interests and hobbies apart from music?

Kung Fu, Egyptology/Ancient History and Cooking.

What's you hidden talent?

Being a multi-instrumentalist!

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