Australian drummer Andrew Hewitt was born with Cerebral Palsy, restricting him to using a wheelchair for mobility, however this hasn't stopped him from doing what he loves. Drumming. For almost 30 years, Andrew has toured Australia and internationally to the USA and Germany performing and hosting clinics at various festivals, expos, and conferences. Andrew has done numerous performances at The NAMM Show in the USA. Andrew is a drummer, drum teacher and workshop facilitator. He is also a founding member of Can-Do Musos, showcasing musicians with a disability from all over the world. He has played Vic Firth drumsticks for almost 20 years.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceFlew from Australia to perform on the Arena Plaza Stage - NAMM Show 2019 - 25th January 2019 - a group of musicians with a disability playing a 40 minute set of classic rock songs.
What Drives Your Creativity?Depends on what I am listening to, who I am watching.... a lot of the time seeing someone thriving brings out the best in my own creativity.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I have been playing Vic Firth drumsticks for almost 20 years, the 5B is my go-to model as it is heavy, thick and durable. I have played other brands in the past, but none come even close to the feel of Vic Firth sticks.