MIDI Packs & Drum Loops
Here’s a short sample from the Bret Walton Shuffle Suite 01 MIDI Pack. This example is a 16th Note Shuffle with Open Hi Hat. These drum samples and loops are unlike anything on the market. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, check out the entire Bret Walton Drum Loop & MIDI Pack library!
Looking for something that no one seems to have? Let’s create it together! Drum loops and sample packs are a great tool for producers/writers/musicians to have in their arsenal. However, there are times when you hear something in your head but can’t find anything near what you’re looking for. Bret Walton will cut custom drum tracks for you and give you what’s missing in the marketplace.
Bret Walton Playing Drums with Black Tie Affair
Bret Walton is the drummer for Black Tie Affair. The band performs for Corporate Events, Weddings, Private Parties, and Festivals. In this video, Bret and BTA perform “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
If you are interested in hiring a band for your next event, please check out Black Tie Affair. You’ll be glad you did!
As the drummer for one of Houston’s Top Event Bands, being a well rounded musician is a “must”. This is especially true for outdoor festivals where multi generational audiences gather. The band is hired to get folks dancing, no matter what ages the attendees are.
Here’s a video of Bret Walton drumming with Black Tie Affair as the band performs “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley. The song is always popular with the “Elvis Fans”. Check out more from Black Tie Affair here.
“Handclap” by Fitz & the Tantrums was a like a storm that came out of nowhere! Seemingly overnight, the song blew in and just became an epic dance tune. In true Black Tie Affair fashion, the band added it to the repertoire. It’s a crowd favorite when played and fills the dance floor immediately.
Enjoy this video of Bret Walton playing drums with Black Tie Affair as they perform the song that became an instant hit with audiences everywhere. See More Black Tie Affair Here.
Such an amazing talent taken far too early from us, Selena left us with some great music. One of her most popular songs ever is “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” which gets people moving as soon as it begins. If you can sit still through this one, you may want to check your pulse!
Enjoy this video of Bret Walton drumming with Black Tie Affair as they pay tribute to Texas’ own Selena with “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”.
Bret Walton Sitting in At The Blues Jam
“Ready or Not”, it’s all about The Groove on this tune! Blues Jams are very popular in Texas, especially in Houston. In this video Bret Walton is given the opportunity to showcase his toolkit which includes Open Handed Drumming, ambidextrous playing, double bass drumming, and improvisation.
Knowing how to back an artist is critical to his or her overall performance. It’s about playing “the song” and letting artists do what they do best. Getting the feel of the song and how the artist and other musicians play it is the first step in delivering what the audience came to see and hear.
Shaken, Not Stirred??? The “Earthquake” isn’t actually an earthquake, just some shaky camera work! During this period of time, there was a Pool Tournament which coincided with the Blues Jam. Bret’s wife Sandra had to continually move to find a safe spot to place the camera. It was not an easy task!
Adding to the difficulty, there was an unusually high turnout of musicians and bar patrons that Sunday afternoon. The place was packed! Despite all the challenges, the video was captured. Here’s Bret Walton playing drums again at the Blues Jam.
“Ain’t No Blues Like the Slow Blues”, as they say. Sometimes, a slower Blues Tune can actually be more challenging in some ways. Watching the artist and catching the groove is the most important thing you can do as a drummer. Knowing when to build, when to lay back, how much or how little to play, and how to voice your playing are just a few of the challenges for a drummer. Also in the mix, staying in the pocket as the excitement builds. Blues is very much a “living and breathing” style of music. Here’s Bret Walton playing a Slow Blues song at the Blues Jam.