Jermaine Whyte

Jermaine Whyte

Rita Ora Boy George & Culture Club Mabel Sam Hennshaw Emeli Sandè

Jermaine first discovered his love for music playing the drums in church where he took his first steps to become the musician he is today. The church platform presented Jermaine with the opportunity to play for a variety of UK and American Gospel artists and allowed him to develop his understanding of music from a very young age.

He was encouraged to take up music away from gospel, exposing him to other musical genres such as Soul & Funk which is very evident in his playing.

Jermaine has embraced the life of a professional drummer, playing festivals & touring in arenas and theaters for artists around the world such as Mabel, Emeli Sanda¨ & Rita Ora and Boy George & The Culture Club.

Jermaine is also a part of an originals band named The Zealots, a UK band full of diverse music. This band has released music which is available on all streaming platforms.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    My first gig with Culture Club was in front of 30,000 people in 2018. It’s memorable because I didn’t rehearse with the band and since then I feel like a member of the family.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    The drive to produce and play great music. I love all genres and I want to leave my mark as best as possible, especially within my generation of musicians.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    It was my first pair of sticks as a child. I tried other companies over the years, and to be honest there is no place like home!