Musician and drummer Lachlan Robinson, better known by his stage-name, “Gordo the Paint Tin Drummer,” was recorded playing a rather fast-paced performance right outside of Pitt Street Mall in Sydney, Australia.
A need for some speed
Improvising with buckets instead of typical drums, Gordo showcases just how fast he can go when playing on paint tins. It almost makes you wonder what he could do with normal drums!
Getting creative with his drumsticks, he even played them on the ground and for a moment it looked as if he was going to throw them in the air like they were a pair of batons.
At the end, he gave a bow for his attentive audience.
The man behind the drums…
According to a released statement from The Advocate, Gordo has been quoted as saying, “It doesn’t matter if people are watching you, as long as you’re excited about your own performance and about playing yourself. Then you can do a good performance, but it’s always enhanced by people watching. Having a crowd, you get another sense of adrenaline.”
He even explained why he plays so quickly, saying, “That’s why I play a lot of faster patterns, to fill in the space between the notes. With drums, the sound booms and echoes and you normally play with a band. That helps fill out the space, but it’s a very lonely sound if you play slowly on the buckets.”
Gordo’s talent for drumming has made him a viral star, with him reportedly garnering tens of millions of hits on YouTube.