My name is Avante and Ive been playing the drums since I was 2 years old. It started for me with my uncle playing the drums with me in his lap at just 2 years old and growing up, I always wanted to play while he was up there. I was the kid who always had to play after church! From there on, I began to listen and watch more and study as I grew up and that allowed me to play for artists like Jonathan and Jason Nelson at a young age. As I grew up, more artists began to become a part of my journey in playing, artists like Canton Jones, Jhonni Blaze, Mykko Montana, The Love Renaissance Label and The Zac Brown Band. Teddy Swims all became a part of my growth and God blessed me to travel the world doing what I love to do professionally for many other artists!
Sonic The Drummer
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceMy first show with Canton Jones! I had just started playing real shows, and I began to feel my playing more than I thought about my next move and from that moment on my flow had became natural because I came out of a shell.
What Drives Your Creativity?Hearing fans tell me that I’m one of a kind, people making me feel special when it comes to my playing! The genuine love and support that the fans give! Drummers like Ray Marshall, Mike Mitchell, Devon Taylor, Tony Royster Jr., Josiah Maddox, Chris Fryar, Daniel Losreyes all drive my creativity.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Because they are the BEST! I don’t break them easily and I play pretty aggressively. They feel amazing, they’re well balanced and I’ve never had a single time where I wanted to use another stick since I’ve started playing Vic Firth.