i love music and drumming and want to share both with the world for as long as i live. i started playing percussion in 6th grade and marched in high school. began playing drum set at the age of 16. i lead and play drums for the charlotte, nc based funk sextet (click—>)akita. Genres i thrive on are funk, hip hop, rnb, dnb, soul, free jazz and electronic.
I PLAY (click companies for links) LUDWIG DRUMS, meinl cymbals, EVANS HEADS, DW HARDWARE AND VATER DRUMSTICKS!
My influences in music and drumming include: ADAM DEITCH, LETTUCE, KRS-ONE, EARTH WIND & FIRE, THE METERS, TOWER OF POWER, TECH N9NE, MINDELIXIR, DAVE GARIBALDI, JEFF PORCARO, CLYDE STUBLEFIELD, JAMES BROWN, JABO STARKS, ERIC B & RAKIM, BERNARD PURDIE, LARRY GRAHAM, PRETTY LIGHTS, SMITH COMMA JOHN, RICHARD SPAVEN, PHOTEK, OM UNIT, BOARDS OF CANADA, BLU MAR TEN, GOLDIE, GOOD LOOKING RECORDS, LTJ BUKEM, STEVE GADD, GROVER WASHINGTON JR., BREAK SCIENCE, MACEO PARKER & ALL THE KINGS MEN, KOOL & THE GANG, GAP BAND, DAZZ BAND, ZAPP & ROGER, FLEETWOOD MAC, DJ QUIK, JOHN SCOFIELD, ERYKAH BADU, AD4 (ADAM DEITCH QUARTET), THE ROOTS, AL GREEN, BILL WITHERS, JOHNNY RABB, GRAMATIK, ELIOT LIPP, KENWOOD DENNARD, BUDDY RICH, KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND, STANTON MOORE, GALACTIC, DOM FAMULARO, BOB MARLEY, KRS ONE, BIGGIE SMALLS, TUPAC, DR. DRE, SNOOP DOG, NWA, GIL SHARONE, ZAK FERRELL, CHARLIE LAMPRECHT, SAM FARNHAM, TOMI GULDEN, DAN HAMALAINEN, ELIZABETH KAWOLSKI, RICH REDMOND, ERIC COOMES, and many more...