Allister Brown attempting to set a world
record for drumming US3108-107AO
MAGHABERRY drummer Allister Brown is not
letting suspected nerve damage to his right arm put him off
attempting to smash the World Record for non-stop drumming.
The 30-year-old who previously held the
record in 2003 after a 58 hour stint at the skins has continued
to drum away at Musicmatters even after his right hand went
Stephen McCloughlin of Music Matters says
Allister is "doing good" and that a physiotherapist has been
tending to him.
"He has had a tired period but he got through
it and is back on track. We got a physio in and we are making
sure he has plenty of water and ice for his arm. We hope he will
manage to break the record by 10.30pm on Friday night."
The current record was set by American Link
Logen last month and Allister aims to shatter it by playing for
His attempt got under way on Monday and as
well as setting a new record he aims to raise money for the
Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
To break the record he must play recognisable
tunes and not repeat any song within four hours. For each hour
he plays he is allowed a five minute break. Allister, a
draughtsman for Fabrite Engineering, said it would be the last
time he would undertake such a challenge.
"I'm trying to play left-handed right handed,
one handed, whatever I can to get through it - feet, hands,
everything gets going," he said.