„Paiste cymbals offer the most versatile of sounds available. Whether it’s the dark smoky tones or the brightest of bright, they have made a cymbal for every musical situation.“
Danny Byrt is a highly regarded Irish drummer/ percussionist based in the west of Ireland. He began playing drums at the age of 14 with the local Ennis Brass Band, and his love of traditional Irish music also led him to join his school band. Danny’s love and fascination of drums led him to purse his career as a working drummer from working in the local scene to moving to Dublin and studying with legendary jazz drummer John Wadham and then to studying at Drumtech in London. In 1993 Danny started working with Irish singer songwriter Sinead Lohan and began recording and touring with her until 2000. Throughout his career Danny has recorded/ toured with the following artists. Donovan. Ronan Keating. Eric Bibb. Foy Vance. Boris Grebenshchikov. Mary Black. Liam O Flynn. Stocktons Wing. Tommy Flemming. Francis Black. Sharon Shannon.Ralph McTell. The Priests. Brendan Bowyer. Karan Casey. Pat Shortt. Phil Coulter. Daniel O Donnell. Mairtin O Connor. Kilfenora Ceili Band. Claire O Riordan. Kathleen Turner. Danny is the house drummer on the TV show “Glór Tire “which airs on TG4 since it started in 2003.
Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.