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Chris Hoffman is a drummer from Cleveland, Ohio and is currently located in Los Angeles, California. He also sings lead/backup vocals, raps, and plays all percussion including mallets. He is a live and studio musician who has been playing since he was 6 years old. While he enjoys playing and listening to almost any kind of music his favorites have always been Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, and all around Pop music.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 15 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Chris started playing drums watching Phil Collins and John Bonham. He was later influenced by Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Gavin Harrison, and Carter Beuford. He has taken elements from all of these influences and incorporated them into his own unique style.



Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute

1. 22” x 18” Kick Drum
2. 13” x 7” Pork Pie Pig Lite Acrylic Snare
3. 10” x 8.5” Mounted Tom
4. 14” x 11.5” Mounted Floor Tom
5. Pearl Elimiator Double Kick Pedal
6. 14” Zildjian Avedis Mastersound Hi-Hats
7. 18” Zildjian A Avedis Thin Crash
8. 18” Paiste 2002 Crash
9. 20” Paiste Precision Ride
10. Behringer XENYX 802 Mixer
11. Roc N Soc Drum Throne

Roland TD6 Electronic Drums

*Chris uses Alien Ear C3 Dual Bass Driver In Ear Monitors
*7A American Classic Wood/Nylon Tip Drumsticks
*SKB Hard Cases
*Evans G2 Clear/Coated Drumheads

Chris also uses an assortment of auxiliary percussion including a bell kit, tambourines, bongos, congas, cowbells, triangle, and gong.