I've been a professional drummer for 16 years and I've been drumming for almost my entire life. I started playing in bands when I was 12, and did my first tour when I was 18. I've been on tour ever since. In 2000, I co-founded a band called THE RED CHORD. In late 2003, I joined a band called UNEARTH. From 2007-2010, I toured and recorded with such bands as TRAP THEM, SHAI HULUD, EARTH CRISIS and briefly rejoined THE RED CHORD. In 2011, I joined MADBALL. Aside from drumming, I also play guitar, write songs and have a fervent passion for mountain biking.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceHellfest, Clisson, France 2016 w/MADBAL. It was dusk when we started. We had been playing companions for a few years, but tonight we were perfectly locked in to each other, and 15,000 people were perfectly locked into us.
What Drives Your Creativity?Instinct. I'm imbued with the instinct to create music, or serve others in their pursuit to create music.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?When I was a young drummer, buying Vic's was a luxury that I afforded myself as often as I could because they were the best. Now, I've been endorsing Vic Firth sticks for 15 years.