Congratulations and a Happy New Year to Aaron Howlett of Hull, U.K., the winner of our December 2017 prize drawing, in which we teamed up with Arturia to give away a DrumBrute fully analog drum machine.
"I'm Aaron, and most people might know me as a 'big loser'," he says. "That's not a title many would relish, but it's one I am proud of and it's what gave me the impetus to move forward and do what I do today. I was lucky enough to win The Biggest Loser season 1 (back in the day) and I vowed not only to help others lose weight but to support them in their own journeys as individuals, young and old. I had always had a keen interest in music as my dad had been in a band years ago. I combined the two to help people on a voluntary basis. Grassroots work is very rewarding, and why I continue after some 12 years although financially this has been one heck of a struggle. My reward is knowing that I have been able to support people, and music is a fabulous way of helping them express themselves."
"As you will see, winning the Arturia DrumBute will really help and I simply can't thank you enough," he continues, "becaise I could not have afforded such a piece of technology for some time. Being able to mix with music stars has given me street cred as well as the confidence to support others in expressing themselves. I hope to continue doing so for many years to come!"
Enjoy your DrumBrute, Aaron, and please keep us posted on what develops with you and with it musically!