Tasmanian bands come to aid of belittled 14-year-old drummer
As if learning an instrument wasn't hard enough, a 14-year-old Tasmanian boy and his family received a rather aggressive letter from their neighbour recently.
The anonymous letter addressed to the family stated that the boy's drumming was "intrusive and offensively loud". Whilst the neighbour's request for the family to soundproof the shed in which the young lad practices in seems fair, many see the next paragraph as going too far.
"You are exceeding the allowable levels regardless of the time of day, and whilst you may think you are a great drummer, quite frankly you're not very good, which makes it even worse for those of us around her who have to put up with it."
The letter prompted popular Tasmanian rock bands The Wolfe Brothers and Luca Brasi to step in and offer comments of support after the Pulse Hobart story was posted on their Facebook page.
"If they were reasonable and not rude I think getting some soundproofing would be a good idea.. but since they have been rude we should get together and jam at midnight every night for a week!," said the Wolfe Brothers via Facebook.
Punk/rock outfit Luca Brasi responded to this comment, saying "can we come?"
The band followed up by saying: "Playing music has given us incredible experiences and memories we’ll cherish forever. I hope this young person isn’t at all deterred and keeps honing their craft so they can do what we’ve done one day if they so wish. And if they want to get in touch we could probably send them a few sets of Luca Brasi signature drumsticks."
We hope the boy continues to drum and is inspired by these kind Tasmanian musicians.
Original article via Pulse Hobart.