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Newsies - Broadway - Paul Davis

Paul Davis' setup for the Broadway production of Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre.

“The drum book for Newsies covers several types of feels and grooves including big anthem rock/pop songs, vaudeville, big band, pop ballad, orchestral, and drum cadences/military rudimental drumming.
Drums: Yamaha Club Custom (Swirl Black Finish)
  • 10”x7” Rack Tom
  • 12”x8” Rack Tom
  • 16”x15” Floor Tom
  • 20”X15” Bass Drum

  • 14”x5” Ludwig Black Beauty
Hardware: Yamaha - 900 Series Cymbal Stands, 1200 Series Hi-Hat Stand, 9500 Direct Drive BD Pedal.
Cymbals (left to right): 14" A Zildjian New Beat Hi Hats, 8" K Zildjian Splash, 18" A Zildjian Custom Crash, 20" K Zildjian Custom Medium Ride and an 18" K Zildjian Custom Dark Crash.

Drumheads: Evans EMAD2 combination on the Bass Drum, Remo Emperor Coated on batter side of all drums and Remo Ambassador Coated on resonant side of all drums (except for the snare where I’m using a Hazy)”

Check out Paul’s playing for Newsies on the 2012 Tony Awards, a live performance of The World Will Know at Broadway on Broadway in Times Square 2012, a fun video in the recording studio during the making of the Newsies cast album, a performance of King of New York from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 and a great number performed at the Disney Xmas Day Parade in 2012.

November 2013

Photo below from the cast recording of Newsies on Broadway. The Newsies cast album is available on Amazon and iTunes.