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Musicians' help Truro drummer replace treasured drum kit

By bevcoumbe  |  Posted: October 07, 2013

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Darren Curgenven, who has used the cash to buy a new Natal kit from Modern Music in Truro, said he was “overwhelmed” by the support from the music community.

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Musicians from across the country have rallied round a Truro drummer donating hundreds of pounds so that he can buy a new drum kit after his disappeared from a garage.

Darren Curgenven, who has been playing drums for 15 years, was devastated when his specialist Yamaha beech kit went missing from a former bandmate’s garage in Beacon, Camborne.

He had offered a £100 reward for the drums, worth £2,000, which disappeared between September 6 and 11.

However, to his horror part of the set was found smashed to pieces on the beach at Portreath near Gull Road.

Now thanks to a Facebook appeal, headed by Pip Harbon, musicians from across Cornwall and the UK have donated £650 so that he can replace his drums.

Mr Curgenven, who has used the cash to buy a new Natal kit from Modern Music in Truro, said he was “overwhelmed” by the support from the music community.

He said: “Loads of musicians commented on Facebook and pledged their support. It’s fantastic.”

It also means that he can begin playing in a band again, a pastime that came to an abrupt end with the loss of his kit.

“I’ve had lots of offers from bands to join them, but I just want to take my time and think about what sort of music I want to play. I want to thank all those that have supported me.”

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