The Convalescence are on tour NOW and set to perform at The Forge in Joliet, IL Saturday, 7/17. I got a chance to ask Scorpion Signature Artist Charles Webber 10 questions about all things Webber, The Convalescence and drumming.
1. What was the name of the first band you were in?
This Could Be Fatal - 2007 (Thrash Metal)
2. What was the best lesson you learned from that band?
Always be open to better opportunities
3. How long have you been with The Convalescence
Going on 4 years
4. What else are you responsible for in the band besides blasting away on the kit?
Endorsements and recording our travels
5. How many shows do you think you've played and which one was the most memorable show?
Blue Ridge Rockfest 27,000 + people
6. What is your favorite venue to play?
Gas Monkey Live
7. Where did you record this new record? How was the experience?
Sanford, FL at Audiohammer studios with Jason Suecoff. Absolutely phenomenal work. He helped turn all of our ideas into gold.
8. For the next year, what are you looking forward to the most?
Touring, BBQ, and this next record.
9. What is your favorite piece of gear that you own?
My Pork Pie acrylic snare. I've had it close to 10 years and it always delivers.
10. What is a tour necessity?
Clean socks and underwear, a positive attitude and some stock of Scorpion Sticks
The Convalescence hails from Toledo, OH. My home town.The band consists of Vocalist Keith Wampler, Guitarist Zac Lunsford, Guitarist Toby Wright, Bassist Ron Buckley, Drummer Charles Webber, and Keyboardist Katie McCrimmon. The Convalescence has spent the last several years touring nearly non stop and earning a rapidly growing worldwide fan base including tours with Venom Inc, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust, Testament, Sepultura, Otep, Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Ill Nino, The Faceless, Dyscarnate, As Blood Runs Black, Rings Of Saturn, and many more as well as appearing on select dates of the 2017 Summer Slaughter tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2017, Full Terror Assault Festival 2017 with Overkill, Dirtfest 2016 & 2017 with Killswitch Engage, Rock Fest 2016 with Slipknot, Mayhem Festival 2015 with Slayer and King Diamond and many more!