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,
Ronald "DardenBoy" Darden
Studio, session drummer
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).
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.
2014 GRAMMY® award winner and 2016 GRAMMY®
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.
Tammy Mitchell-Woods got her start playing drums as a 12 year old in junior high school and quickly went on to play in jazz bands and for her church. Tammy has always been drawn to soul/funk/R&B and fusion.
Tammy is an endorsing artist for several drum-related companies.
Tammy has been featured in several magazines, radio shows, live interviews, Drum Talk TV, drumming blogs and more. She is also the founder of Drummergirls United on Facebook which has brought her international recognition.
Tammy also does clinics and teaches skype and in-person drum lessons.
Vabest known as 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.
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
Black Sea Horse
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.
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.
East Coast Dave & the Midwest Swingers. Sweet Spots creator and owner.
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.
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
Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Clay was exposed to a variety of music by his friends and family. From Jazz, Country, Pop, Christian, Rock and even some Latin styles, His first exposure to actual music performance was singing in Church choir.
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.
Kris is currently on tourwith LMFAO as well as Matthew Koma. Creator of the Big Fat Snare Drum.
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.
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.
Elijah David Smith
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.
Owner-Operator at Donn's Drum Vault & Former Owner and Founder at Donn Bennett Drum Studio in Seattle.
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.
The Reverend Horton Heat. Super Suckers, Eddie Spaghetti.
DeHaven - Drummer, Vocalist, Songwriter & Producer for his band Olio and their label AD4 Records. Twenty years of versatility, from Metal to R&B, developed his in your face style which provides a solid base for Olio's natural rhythmic charisma. DeHaven's use of acoustic and electronic drums expand their sound design and his onstage presence brings an explosive energy to the group. He is a musician and a performer.
Dehaven has worked with legends like Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles…) for two EP projects was a great an invaluable time of lessons learned.
DeHaven also worked with producer Joe Solo (Macy Gray) for a new single “New Year’s Eve” released in 2017.
Dehaven was the Director of Music and Arts at the Friendship Baptist Church, where he was the drummer for 30yrs. The Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir gained national attention with national radio play and Network T.V. projects on NBC, BET, WORD Network & TNT.
DeHaven has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine and in DRUM! Magazine in 1999 for his work on Olio’s debut cd Ain’t No Party Like an Olio Party Live.
In 2015 DeHaven started a blog called Talkin’ Chop. This website features interviews and profiles of drummers from all over the world. These players are the Unknown, Up & Coming, Unsung and Underground.
Sweet Spots Drum Dampeners
Phatfoot Drum Harness
Sam was born and currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been playing drums since the age of three.
Sam is known for approaching different genres in many different ways. He has toured with the Stax Music Academy throughout the United States, England, and France. He is the drummer for Serenity, The Spiritual Soldiers, Mark Mosley & Chosen By God, Leah Buckley & H2O, and Michai Mosby.
He has also had the opportunity to work with Marcus Mosby and United in Christ, Evvie Mckinney, Toni Green, and Kortland Whalum. Sam proudly endorses The sweet spots drum dampeners. DrumKubes and Scorpion Percussion.
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.
Drummer + Drum Tech-Work for Will Calhoun & Living Colour.
Ministry, and the heavy metal band Prong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JJ 'The Animal' King
From Edmundston New Brunswick Canada. I’ve been playing drums for as long as i can remember and currently play in the Rekkening.
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.
Corey Meyers is a You tube drummer that showcases cover songs, drum lessons and gear reviews. Follow Corey's Youtube channel.