Its been a while and a lot of exciting things have happened since my last post. I went on a successful tour with CHEW up the east coast in September. Nashville, Louisville, Philly, Pittsburgh and Wilmington all won my heart, amazing shows…New York was crazy like always, cant wait to go back. We’re now talking about touring in Europe in the spring, get ready to start hearing more about that soon!
But even before this tour, my wonderful sponsors Ddrum contacted me to do some demo videos for several kits they were soon to be releasing. They flew me into their neck of the woods and I had an amazing 2 day video shoot on various kits. Here is one of them, enjoy!
I have a few shows this Halloween weekend and next week, come out and see me in action!
At SxSw this year, I mingled with a guy named Willie. He was a “Hunter S. Thompson in his 20’s” type, very friendly and easy to talk to, maybe because of whatever substance(s) he was on. Unbeknownst to me, he was connected with a company called GoPro, I’m sure you have heard of them by now 🙂
Anywho, he said he would put me in contact with them, and then floated off into the night as I floated off on my way as well. Never expecting anything from him really. It was quite refreshing to wake up the next day to a nice email from, you guessed it, GoPro!
We played their BBQ and in return, they gave us two brand spanking new GoPro’s. OMG! GoPro rules, end of story.
Here I am performing with DAMS at the GoPro BBQ at SxSw 2015, enjoy!
It was a late night in February 2015. I just got home from hanging out with some friends and planned on chilling at home for the rest of the night. Oh how things changed!
I hop on facebook to waste a little time and see that Thomas Pridgen posted something to the effect of “Its cold Atlanta”. Nice, he’s in town, cool! I hit him up and say something about hanging out sometime that weekend. We have been acquaintances for quite some time because of our mutual buddy Ikey Owens (R.I.P). We exchange numbers and I didnt think much about it. I get a phone call from an out of town number, probably around 1am. I answer “Hello?” “Whats up!” “Ummmm, who is this?” “Ummmmm, Thomas?” Haha, SWEET!
We meet up for a couple drinks at Church on Edgewood. Edgewood is packed with tipsy hipsters as usual, but always a fun time. We chat it up for a couple hours and then I suggest we go to my studio and jam. HELL YES!
We both rock out on my kit for hours, having fun until I drop him off at his tour bus at 4am. He’s a cool dude, sooooo freaking talented and down to earth. What an inspiration. I mean, the Mars Volta are one of my favorite bands ever, and he was their drummer! Now we are more than acquaintances, we are buds!
Watch him kill it on my Ddrum Dios kit (before I got my brand new one of course ;-)) FUN TIMES.
P.S. – I know its dark! I only had my phone to film this awesomeness 🙂
A couple of weekends ago, I filmed my newest drum solo video and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. I got all dolled up and gave it my all, so did my kit 🙂 Just wait for the climax of the video, some visual awesomeness takes place!
I am very blessed to have worked with such positive, creative, extremely talented people. Look forward to showing the world.
Director Vek Neil took this lovely picture of the dream team, audio engineer Bret Phillips to my left, and make up artist Ashley Chase to my right.