Drummer needs new base to work from

LUCKLESS drummer Dan Jacobs is today appealing for help to resurrect his career a house move left him with nowhere to play.The 29-year-old was featured in the Evening Star at his lowest ebb last month when thieves stole all his equipment from the back of his car before setting the vehicle alight.

LUCKLESS drummer Dan Jacobs is today appealing for help to resurrect his career a house move left him with nowhere to play.

The 29-year-old was featured in the Evening Star at his lowest ebb last month when thieves stole all his equipment from the back of his car before setting the vehicle alight.

His equipment was replaced with the help of shops offering him cut-price kit but, in a new twist, Mr Jacobs said his landlord asked him to move out of his Brightwell home, leaving him nowhere to work.

Mr Jacobs was staying at a friend's house, before arranging to stay in a bedsit, but he desperately needs a secure base from which to practise and give lessons so he can rent somewhere permanently.

Despite his ordeal, Mr Jacobs remains positive. He said: "It's been a nightmare, but it is slowly turning the corner.

"I don't want to think about it, but just try to be positive. I just need an area to set up my drum kit."

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The former shipping worker graduated from a London drum school three years ago to mark the start of an exciting new profession.

He has written a drum technique book and was building up a student base in the area when the vandals struck.

He had loaded up his car late the night before intending to travel to a concert, but when he woke, the vehicle had gone and Mr Jacobs feared his career may have gone with it.

His Vauxhall Cavalier was found ablaze in The Drift, off Nacton Road on Saturday, August 14, but around £2,000 worth of drum stands and microphones have not been retrieved.

He described the incident as "the worst timing in the world".

If anyone has any information, please call police on 01473 613500.

If you would like to help Mr Jacobs, please call him on 07739570447.

SIDE PANEL:

Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent, by Gwen Guthrie

Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home, By Paul Young

Homeless, by Paul Simon

Help, by The Beatles

It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career, by Belle And Sebastian

Give The Drummer Some, by The Prodigy

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