What do you get when you cross a bike with a drum kit…?

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Because making great music doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Puncture Kit

By Briony Samuel

It’s no secret that here at Global Cool we’re obsessed with anything to do with cycling. Combined with our love for a spot of upcycling, and how much we adore good music, you can imagine our delight when we stumbled across David Osborne – AKA Puncture Kit – a man who has turned his bike into a travelling drum kit…

David, the designer and drummer behind Puncture Kit, came up with the idea whilst fixing a puncture in London’s Green Park. Like most great ideas, it sprung up on him from nowhere, and by simply looking at his upturned bike he suddenly decided ‘drums are going on that’. He now spends his time travelling around the country giving performances (he’s even starred on Blue Peter!) He’s even recorded his own album aptly titled The Bicycle Drummer.

Not only is David’s kit based around the bike, but he actually rides it to the location where he is playing and sets it up on the spot. Now that is some seriously green music! He says ‘when I ride my bike without all that stuff on, it feels unusual to me’ – fit and healthy, eco-friendly AND a great drummer! It’s going to take a lot to beat this guy…

To find out more about David’s story, or for information of his performances, visit the Puncture Kit website.

Check out the video below to see the one-bike band in action or you can listen to David in action here.We’ll leave you to form your own opinion, but we think he’s wheelie great….

If you want more info about Puncture Kit you can have a chat with them on Facebook or Twitter too.


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
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Do it in public (not the car/plane)/


Pic: Puncture Kit

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