With a foundation in jazz and piano, Manduke developed his musical passion from an early age. Picking up drumsticks at age 10, Manduke now consistently tours the world as a drummer, musical director, and producer. Splitting his time between the stage and the studio, Manduke has worked and collaborated with dozens of artists including Anderson .Paak, Aloe Black, Natasha Bedingfield, T-Pain, and many more. As a producer and musical director for many of YouTubes top music artists as well, Mandukes productions together have earned over a billion views.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceI'll never forget my first stadium show in Jakarta a few years back. 50k people, including the Indonesian President... Got me sweatin', but I couldn't get enough of the rush!
What Drives Your Creativity?Other people's creativity drives my own! I love hearing other drummers pushing and exploring. A lot of my inspiration also comes from life and experiences outside of music.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?For me, it's always been VicFirth. More than any other stick, VicFirth understands that drumsticks should simply be an extension of a drummer rather than a limitation. Unparalleled consistency and feel around the kit!! X8Ds all day.