Definitely not a YouTube sensation, but Sean Paddock has been with 8-time entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney for a few sold out, record breaking stadium tours! His playing started as far as he can remember. His parents told him he was banging on things like coffee cans and pots/pans that he would set up like a drum set and play them with wooden spoons and utensils. They bought Paddock his first drumset - it was a blue sparkle œmade in Japan. He was fascinated with drums and drumming. He used to sit next to the drummer in the bands that his parents were in, and remembers thinking, "How cool is this, look at this cool hardware, and the pedals." Paddock could really feel what was going on and just wanted to sit in a play. In those days he thinks he learned what it meant to play in a band. He also listened to the records my parents had, then once they bought him his first record player, he started playing along to records. Thats kinda how it started for him. Paddock's real influences were all those local guys and gals. He then discovered the peeps on the recordings. His professional life began in local clubs in his teens. Paddock has had house gigs, freelanced, recording sessions and been in commercials. With Kenny, he started in the mid late '90s. Since his move to Nashville, Paddock has toured, recorded, written, produced with many singer songwriters, bands and artists.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceSome festival somewhere.
What Drives Your Creativity?Quiet moments. Good songs. Records I listen to. Radio, Vinyl, Coffee.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The sticks are the best feeling to me.