"I came across my first Turkish Cymbal many years ago and fell in love instantly. That 17" Classic Crash and it's subsequent replacement have been in my set up ever since. The versatility of these beautiful Hand Made cymbals stands alone. There hasn't been a style of music that I have played that they do not fit into. My 12", 14", 17",18" Classic Crashes are incredibly dynamic, musical and tonally flexible. The Moderate box set was a pure treat to open with their eye catching brilliant finish and the 14" Moderate Hi hats and 20" Ride turn heads, cut through and slide into ever song I play. The diversity of the many Turkish series' available are incredible and you can hear the years of expertise and craftsmanship in every cymbal. I'm proud to be a part of such a family."
Best known as "The Band" in the two piece Blues Rock Duo Kendra Gale Band from Southern New Brunswick, Warren Beatteay is no stranger to the entertainment industry in Atlantic Canada. Since joining with Kendra 4 years ago the duo have received the 2014 Music New Brunswick Fan Choice Award, won the 2014 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and were nominated for East Coast Music Awards Blues Recording of the Year in 2014 for self titled "The Kendra Gale Band" and in 2015 for "Carousel". Their third band CD "Kicking and Screaming" was released in April 2017 and recorded live off the floor with all 16 tracks done in one take and the first CD using Turkish Cymbals exclusively in Canada!! The KGB love to play and it shows!! Doing as many gigs as possible in bars, festivals, on the street and anywhere else people will listen!
Hailing from Saint John, New Brunswick he has been fortunate not to have to move away to keep busy. His drumming career spans over 25 years beginning with playing in bars before the legal age of 19 in various bands including a steel drum band, hard rock, blues, children's music and some funk cover bands. While touring around the Maritime club and cabaret circuit Saint John is still where he currently pays his bills from. He was fortunate to do some recording with rock band "The Steve McQueen Band - The Ride" and Children's Performers "Zany Lane - Raised by ducks". Warren is now never known to pass up a fill in gig or a new project and plays in a couple of local cover/original Blues Rock bands when not with the "KGB".
Warren came across a 17" Turkish Classic Crash many years ago and has wanted more ever since. His love for the hand made cymbals helped him eventually locate Michael Zildjan of FMZ Vintage Sounds, the Canadian Turkish Cymbals Distributor ironically only an hour and a half away. After meeting Michael, Nick and the rest of the Zildjan family and hearing more of Turkish cymbals he was hooked on the product and the company. Warren was completely thrilled and is extremely proud to be invited to be part of the Turkish Cymbal Family as the first Canadian Endorser!!