Over 40 years behind the kit. Band member, hired gun, road manager, bus driver at times and general motivation officer. Which earned me the nick name, Clock Nazi on many tours. Touring the USA, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, the Balkans, and much of the Middle East. Doing Rock, Country, Blues, Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. I have been a road dog most of my career and enjoy life on the road. I have shared the stage with many great artists from Queensryche, Megadeth, Guns and Roses, Bullet For My Valentine, Warrant, Ted Nugent, Killer Dwarfs, Lynch Mob, Kick Axe to Toby Keith, Gary Allen, Chris Cagle, John Michel Montgomery and so many, many more.
Played in the concert band, marching band, jazz band and then later a small class of selected students to play in a jazz combo band. Continued playing after school.
I am very thankful to be a part of The Sweet Spot family
Sensitive to the song" , "Solid pocket player" , "Tasteful fills and great dynamics" and "A joy to work with" are some of the comments made by producers, engineers and professional musicians about Jake Klimchuk (AKA JJ King) who has played and recorded with bands and musicians from a wide spectrum of including Rock, Metal, Jazz, Big Band, Country, Ska, Classic Rock, Theatrical Pop, Classical and more since he was ten. JJ has as spent time touring and performing on the West Coast with: Fire & Flesh, Among the Torrent, Alchemia, WinterSorrow, and Anisoptera, and then returned to Western NY to tour the East Coast with Metal Band Skinbound and Hard Rock band Breaking Solace. He is now doing tours and fill-ins with various bands around the area. Some of JJ's major influences include drummers like John Bonham, Sean Kinney, Shannon Larkin, Mike Portnoy, Steve "The Mad Drummer" Moore, Morgan Rose, Wuv Bernardo, Jim Linsner, and more! National/Touring bands JJ's various bands have opened for include Buck Cherry, Red Sun Rising, P.O.D., Alien Ant Farm, Lit, Puddle Of Mud, Avatar, Eyes Set To Kill, Soulfly, and Saliva.
I am a session drummer by trade and full time drummer for PineBox (http://www.facebook.com/pineboxbandnyc). Over the past 20 years I've acquired an extensive tour and studio background playing with the likes of the late Ralph Santolla (Obituary, Death, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Sal Lococo (Sworn Enemy), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Len Leonard (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), Grim Reaper, In This Moment, Winds of Plague, Vital Remains, Suffocation, Otep, Nuclear Assault, amongst others... and have played all over the US, Europe and Puerto Rico at top venues such as CBGBs, The Chance Theater, Mid Hudson Civic Center and Toad's Place; just to name a few. I am privileged and proud to be endorsed by Sweet Spots drum dampeners, as well as; Soultone Cymbals, StickPro, Humes & Berg Mfg., Xcel Drumsticks, and Dirtbag Clothing.
Ronald "DardenBoy" Darden
Elijah David Smith
Black Sea Horse
Corey Meyers is a You tube drummer that showcases cover songs, drum lessons and gear reviews. Follow Corey's Youtube channel.
East Coast Dave & the Midwest Swingers. Sweet Spots creator and owner.
Thom grew up being a drummer following in his father's footsteps in the small northern town of Mattawa On, Canada. He moved south to London, On. in 2001 with a drum kit and has since played/toured/recorded with several bands over the years, such as.
The Bumps. 2004-2006 recording in 2005
Violet Fuse,2007-2012 recording in 2010 (Can be found on Spotify, Apple Music)
Live/touring drummer for Redinger 2008-2009 and Abandoned Souls 2009-2010
Then my current active bands
Drop Pockets from 2010 to present recording in 2012 can be found on soundcloud.
Gypsy Ghosts, From 2013 to present recording in 2014, and 2018 (can be found on Spotify, Apple Music) and some new unreleased coming out!
Tell it to Sweeney joining in 2019 and recording in Jan 2020 will be released 2020.
Thom plays Pearl Masters Drums, with his go to snare drum being a 74 Ludwig Black Beauty and is endorsed by Sweet Spot Drum Dampeners, Solobeat Drumsticks and Attack drumheads
I`ve worked with a long line of known artists in various styles and wide rang of genres. Including studio recordings, tours. And I do approximately 200 gigs a year.
Here are some of the artists I have worked with, national and international : Egil Eldøen, Mads Eriksen, Kenneth Sivertsen, Kim Fairchild, Trine Rein, Frode Alnæs, Tor Endresen, Ove Thue, Lollipop, Rune Hauge, Anne Hvidsten, Jens Falck (Denmark), Mike Gallaher (USA) Jim Gordon (Ireland), Doug Morter (England), Jerry Donahue (USA), Barry Mcguire (USA), Todd Smallwood (USA), Belva Haney (USA), Steve Morgan (Scottland), Brendan McKinney (USA), Ian Ritchie (England).
Valerie is a member of the Band Fire Line. Valerie has been on various other albums over her 15 year music career as a both a live and session drummer. She plays all styles from jazz, to hard rock and everything in between. Valerie has appeared on the New York based Radio Show "Around the Kit," as a guest host. In 2016, Valerie participated in the Guitar Center Drum Off and went onto the quarter finals for Colorado. In 2018 she was nominated for Musician of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music awards. She is currently endorsing 7drums, Humes and Berg custom drum cases, London Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, and Sledgepad Innovations. Valerie enjoys teaching drums and percussion.
I specialize in both Christian and Country Music, and I am currently affiliated with up-and-coming Nashville Country Recording Artist Sonny Thurnall. I have played with the following bands: TNT House Band for Lebanon Grand Opry, RM/S, Exit 113 Band, Reflect the Son, Rhythm of Grace, Michelle Leak Band, The No Fences Band, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
I play on DC California Custom Drums, Soultone Cymbals, and use SoloBeat Drumsticks, The SweetSpots Drum Dampeners and Pork Pie Percussion Thrones exclusively.
JJ (The Animal) King
Stevie Vance...professional full-time touring drummer, drum teacher, session drummer and drum-tech. Originally from Houston Texas, now residing in Spring Texas. Credentials include - BirthRight, King Karma, Rusty Cooley, Low, OutWorld, etc. Currently drumming full-time for Infinity's Twin.
Eddie Christmas who is know in the drum community as well by his pears as Christmas was born may 19 1980 in New Orleans, La home of some or not the funkiest drummers today. Eddie started playing drums in church at the age of 6 where he was under the guidance of Craig and Tom Washington who were some of the baddest Kat's on the gospel scene Eddie was blessed to have musicians that took him under their wings to guide him. His first gig was on Frenchman street at the age of 9 yrs. old with a quartet called The Friendly Traveler Every Sunday night. Eddie attend Andrew J Bell middle school where he study and started his career as a percussionist under the direction of Donald"MeatHead"Richerdson. Eddie is known for his Fatt Pocket and BackBeat when ask by his pears he tells them until u had Gumbo its hard to say. Over his musical journey Eddie has played or shared the stage with GeraldLevert, ChrisRobinson, The BlackCrowes, Sting, MarvaWright,
Elijah Smith started playing drums at the age of 14. He records daily drum videos for Instagram and occasionally posts drum covers to his YouTube channel. He is one of the drummers at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, MO, where he currently resides.
From Edmundston New Brunswick Canada. I’ve been playing drums for as long as i can remember and currently play in the Rekkening.
Los Angeles, California
Danny Cass was born into East Coast drumming royalty through his father, Joey Cass, drummer for “Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons” from 1965-1970. From a very young age, his education started by accompanying his dad to countless gigs, sessions and concerts hearing the industries top musicians. Besides studying privately with his dad, he studied with Joe Morello and most recently spent 4 years with West Coast chop beast Ronnie Ciago.
His professional career started at age 13 playing local private gigs subbing for dad. By age 17, he began working for the Frank Bennett Orchestras and then Jason Craig Orchestras. Here he played literally hundreds of gigs annually working with players from bands like Bruce Springsteen, Blue Oyster Cult, Blood Sweat and Tears, and countless others. His sound can be characterized by his deep pocket and gritty soulful groove. He also can drive a band like few others.
In the early 2000’s, he moved to Southern California and found himself a new home in the music scene quickly. Currently, he is working with the very successful Clapton Road tribute band along with doing sessions regularly in Los Angeles and Orange County. Along with that, he is a member of Batmaker which is a killer Indie rock/pop project led by singer, songwriter Mat Baker. Check him out on Spotify or iTunes.
Emily Gould is a professional drummer currently working out of Colorado, USA. She proudly endorses Sweet Spots Dampeners, Outlaw Drums, Sovereign Cymbals, Humes & Berg, SledgePad and Arti Dixson Bass Drum Lift.
During his career TC has toured and opened for acts such as; The Grass Roots, Chubby Checker, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Delbert McClinton, Joel Sonnier, Keith Whitley, T-Graham Brown, Wayne Toups, Sammy Kershaw, and Buddy Guy.
Premier St. Louis, Missouri Drummer. Performing professionally on stage at the age of 5 with some of the best musicians in St. Louis. Eventually forming a few groups that recorded and performed locally throughout the bi-state region across the Midwest at many prominent venues. Club Imperial, Pops, and Stages leading up to performances at larger stadium festivals across the nation.
I’ve had a chance to meet and perform with various great high profile artists / musicians.
Nick Halpin is an energetic and versatile drummer/percussionist from Coeur d Alene, Idaho.
Nick has been playing drums for ten years with the last 5 years touring professionally.
Nick is currently the drummer for Last Chance Band, Valerie Jeanne, and The Devil Dodgers and also the session drummer at Amplified Wax
Recording Studio in Spokane, Washington, and is the drum/percussion private instructor at the Post
Falls Music Academy in Post Falls, Idaho, and Creative Music Learning Center in Spokane.
Kris is currently on tourwith LMFAO as well as Matthew Koma. Creator of the Big Fat Snare Drum.
I started playing drums when I was 11 years old when I lived in Wales. Still playing to this day, with recording, touring and playing a bunch of local shows. I have been playing drums for Skipjack for almost 5 years. I currently endorse Pork Pie Drums, Wail City Stave snare drums, TRX cymbals, Drum Flip Drum Shop and Slabratory clothing.
Black Beast Revival
The Whiskey Wailers
Live Performances: R&B Group Silk, Keith Sweat, Maxwell, Christopher Williams, Rickey Mckinnie and The Five Blind Boys Of ALabamba, Musical Youth of Atlanta Sam Haygood (Tony Braxton Musical Director and SOS Band), studio work, the stage play “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places”, Coan Middle School Orchestra, Southside High School graduations and drummer for various Churches:
Besides The sweet spots drum dampeners. Demetrius also endorses Rich sticks, Zion Cymbals, Cympad and Empire Ears.
Debbie Flood has been performing since age 13. She’s an accomplished musician who has toured nationally and locally for three decades. Flood grew up in New Jersey, and was exposed to many musical genres at young age, ranging from marching band to orchestra/pit orchestra to jazz band to rock bands. Early in her playing she would spend hours and hours practicing by listening to records and playing along to her favorite bands.
In the 90s she toured with 5 time Grammy nominated disappear fear and had the opportunity to play some incredible stages including South By Southwest, High Sierra Music Festival, The Birchmere, and The Bottom Line.
She has also toured with Roni Lee, who has a Gold album for her work with Joan Jett And The Runaways. The highlight of the tours with Roni was working with the GRRRRLLLSS ROCK organization located in Portland, Oregon, inspiring a new generation of female musicians. Flood has been a longtime advocate for woman and girl musicians. She also supports Richmond Girls Rock.
In January 2019, Debbie moved to Nashville, to continue pursuing a career in music. During that time she has also worked with some incredible country artists, including Karen Waldrup, Liz Moriondo, Lucy Angel, and Tim Lynch Band.
Currently on tour with Rüf Records recording artist Samantha Fish. He was a major performer in Kansas City's R&B/Funk/Soul scene (1998-2006) and Tech N9ne – Strangeulation (Strange Music Records) 2014.
Clay joined his 1st Band at age 15 performing everything from Gospel, Country, Rock and Contemporary Christian music. He gained experience in playing at local venues, festivals and by age 20, won an audition with TCB a Southern Gospel band from Dallas, Texas. 3 1/2 years later and over 200+ concerts performed, Clay and TCB were awarded with 1 Regional, 1 National Group competition win as well as competing in the National Quartet Competition in Nashville. In the years to come, Clay made 2 over seas tours to Europe as well as performed regionally with several bands in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. Clay met Jon Zoog and Dallas Drum in 2013 and assisted Jon in designing Clay's flagship Black Brass "Tmod" signature snare. Clay has worked with Nashville Counry Artist Stacy Burk, Texas Country Artist Don Woods, Texas Tonky Honk band, 2Mile Bridge Band, Tiff Taylor Band, the Classic Rock Band Late Day Sun.
He whole hardly endorses Dallas Drum co. #ReflectiveSoulBand a Collective Soul Tribute band, as well as new project #ABandNamedGoo, a Goo Goo Dolls Tribute band! Clay Proudly endorses @TheSweetSpotsDrumdampers, @Rimshot-Locs and #DallasDrum Co.
Chris Lamont is a professional Drummer based out of Hamilton Ontario, Canada with over 30 years
experience as a session musician, live musician and Drum teacher.
Chris currently uses and endorses; Yamaha Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo Drum Heads and ProMark
Chris has played with several drum dampening products. “The Sweet Spot product works excellently and is
usable and effective for so many different live and studio situations. They are great, and I love them!”
Currently, Chris is working with several live acts and filling working hour time providing drum lessons for
his drum students in and around the Toronto, Canada area. Please visit www.chrislamontdrums.com for
Since 20 years Marc Bollow works as a drum-teacher. He is owner of the „Drumschool Marc Bollow“ and also the muscial director oft the „Musikschule Saar“ at Saarbrücken.
studied at the European branch of the „Drummers Collective“ in Hagenau France.
In 2015 Marc Bollow studied at the „Drummers Collective“ in New York. Furthermore he took private lessons with Dave Weckl, Bernhard Purdie, John Riley, Aaron Comess, Chris Coleman, Pat Petrillo, Chester Thompson, Kim Plainfield and Vince Cherico.
Clay "TMod" Camp
Drummer at Symptom 7 / Walker and The Brotherhood Of The Grape / Pipe
I started drumming when I was 13 years old. At the age of 49 I continue to play. When I was 30 years old I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. Despite the Parkinson's I still play. I play with various bands and I also started a drum therapy program in two different retirement homes and starting free drum lesson for teens in low income families.
Kenny "Beast" Ochoa 1978 to present inspired by the late Great John Bonham for his Thunderous Beats,and Peter Criss for his Theatrical presents, growing up . Currently Drummer for RIP.
Tim is a full time member of The Kyle Gass Band, (featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D). Tim is the musical director and drummer for pop act, Ashe, and a touring member of YouTuber Megan Nicole's band.
Tim endorses Q Drum Co., Agner Drumsticks, TRX Cymbals, and Sweet Spot Dampeners.
Studio, session drummer
Drummer + Drum Tech-Work for Will Calhoun & Living Colour.
Ministry, and the heavy metal band Prong.
Chris J Brouillette
Drummer/Vocalist The Paid Professionals (Drum and Bass Backing Rythm Section)
Back up/Fill in Drummer for Hire
Drummer/Vocalist/Writer Bryan Thomas and the Mercenaries
Works at Professional Drummer
Artist Endorser at Soultone Cymbals
Artist/Endorser at Cympad
Artist/Endorser for LowBoy Custom Beaters
Artist/Endorser for The Sweet Spots Drum Dampeners
Artist/Endorser for SledgPad Innovations
Drummer for The Symbols
Mad T is an American drummer from Philadelphia who currently performs and records with the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal powerhouse Corners of Sanctuary, as well as the female-fronted Hard Rock quartette Powerless Rise. He has also recorded with Decypher and System Sonic on multiple projects. He has toured throughout the United States and heads to Europe in 2018 on a promotion tour along with Corners of Sanctuary. Mad T has supported such notable acts as Stryper, U.D.O., Blood Feast, Saving Abel, Tracii Guns, Britny Fox, Bullet Boys, and Tim “Ripper” Owen among many others.
2014 GRAMMY® award winner and 2016 GRAMMY®
The Reverend Horton Heat. Super Suckers, Eddie Spaghetti.
Owner-Operator at Donn's Drum Vault & Former Owner and Founder at Donn Bennett Drum Studio in Seattle.
Chris Womble AKA “Wombat”
Drums, Percussion, Songwriter, Producer:
Chris has been a drummer since he was seven.
uncle Lance Fuqua, a studio session drummer based in
Phoenix, AZ. gave him his first lesson and the juices
just flowed from there.
Schooled and trained, Chris
played in his schools Concert and Jazz Band. After high
school he ventured down south to study drums full time.
Upon Graduating MI, Chris found his way into several
top bands and began his Professional Drumming career
as a Recording/Touring Drummer. Having been signed by
two major record labels, several independent labels and
touring the world several times, gives Chris the
experience to take the Drum Seat to a whole new level
for One Gun Shy. Chris’s major influence is All
Drummers! Although if he had to single out a few it
would be John Bonham, Terry Bozzio, Carmine Appice,
Tommy Lee, Shannon Larkin, Neil Peart, Joe Franco,
Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich at the top of the list! The
Drummer Drives! Chris has shared Stages and Legs of
Tours with Aldo Nova, Eddie Money, Quiet Riot, Night
Ranger, Great White, Dokken, Missing Persons, Foghat,
Steppenwolf, Love Hate, Smile Empty Soul, Madlife, The
Dreaming, Loudness, Y & T, Joe Perry Project.