Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist - Alto, Electronic Music.


Being heavily involved in music since he was just a toddler, Dakari A. Augustus-High has made a life of it and is changing the world one beat at a time. Dakari, a.k.a “Rudy”, has played the drums since the young age of just two years old. He was born in serene Aurora, Colorado, but now resides in the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned his Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications from the unsinkable Albany State University and has made time to focus on his music performing career. This God-gifted young man is currently the drummer for the #1 Billboard hit artist, ShonLock, but has shared the stage with so many other artists as well including: Toby Mac, Group 1 Crew, Big Daddy Weave, Kim Burrell, Rapture Ruckus, Mali Music, Flame, Lecrae, Pro, The Afters, Kj-52, George Moss, Tenth Avenue North, Hyland, Casting Crowns, Tye Tribbett, Hawk Nelson, Remedy Drive, Owl City, Skillet, and many more. Rudy has also traveled and toured all over the U.S. performing at churches, barns, festivals, arenas, amphitheaters, and all kinds of venues, including overseas. Rudy is currently an artist associated with Final Cry Custom Drums under the leadership of Todd Shaw. This endorsement relationship is special to Dakari because it is his first and has been a "remarkable experience". Rudy hopes to acquire other endorsement relationships that will also produce a special encounter that can be beneficial, benevolent, and long-lasting. With the experience of studying music and being an amateur producer and arranger, Rudy’s skills and experiences are causing quite a buzz.  In addition, his showmanship and truly infectious personality are growing the infamous "RUDY" chant at ShonLock shows. Below are a few links that will allow you to enjoy the ShonLock and the Monsta experience that includes recordings that feature Dakari, as well as snippets of their unbelievable presentation of music, ministry, and MONstrosity!

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Member since:
Mar 03 2016
Active within 1 week
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Dennis chambers, Chris Coleman, Nick Smith, Calvin Rogers, Spanky, Sean Wright, Darion Ja'Von, Jamal Moore, Aaron Spears, Rashid Williams, Devon Taylor

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zildjian cymbals, Pearl drums, Promark drumsticks, Auclair ears, Roland