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I can remember beating on pots and pans in the living room when I was much younger. Growing up I learned the basics of drumming by either listening to other artists, or watching their movements and trying to replicate them. It wasn't until High School that I started playing concert/orchestral percussion. I would've started much sooner, but it was never explained to me what the term 'percussion' meant when it came time for instrument lessons - go figure. I'm actually musically trained as a brass player.

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Member since:
Aug 15 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


I'm not sure how much I want to admit this, but my biggest musical influence growing up was Phil Collins.

Now - before you go off on that particular bit hear me out...

When I was growing up music was always played in our house. My mother would have cassettes (yes, I said cassettes..) of bands like Heuy Lewis and the News, NOVA, Starship, Quiet Riot, and Phil Collins all over the house - just to name a few. What was awe-inspiring, at least at that age, was his ability to both sing AND be a drummer. I wanted to be just like him - to be able to sing and play simultaneously.

I also look at current drummers for inspiration: Morgan Rose (Sevendust) and Jeremy Spencer (5FDP) are the first off the top of my head...


Current set-up includes:

DDRUM Hybrid 6-piece Shell Pack,
Pearl Icon Rack System,
Sabian B8 Cymbals,
Yamaha Cymbal Boom Arms,
DW 7000 Double-Bass Pedal,
PDP Hi-Hat Stand,
TAMA Cobra Hi-Hat Clutch
Rock-n-Sok Drum Throne