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Drummer axed

Ricky Jordan

Drummer axed

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VETERAN DRUMMER MIKE HULSMEIER has been fired from the Barbados Festival Band, sparking a social media outcry after he announced it on Facebook yesterday.
?Hulsmeier, a producer and former member of the defunct Splashband, said he got his “walking papers” after 1 p.m. yesterday, adding that it was expected and that “[my] passion and desire to see better finally got [me] in hot water”.
The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) confirmed the dismissal when the SATURDAY SUN contacted corporate communications specialist Simone Codrington yesterday evening.
“We can confirm he’s no longer with the band,” she said, declining to elaborate.
The outspoken Hulsmeier also declined to comment but said on Facebook, “Maybe I pushed it too far but hey, I was willing to put it all on the line for what I believe in.”
?His post, which attracted over 50 comments within a few hours, followed his other post on Wednesday entitled “Sweet Soca semifinal – last word” in which he blasted that competition’s judging panel following the exclusion of Imani.
Her song Get Over was produced by the Red Boyz comprising Hulsmeier and guitarist Scott Galt.